Military Personnel

Air Force Blue Lines

The Air Force has just announced its intent “to Award a Sole Source Contract for U.S. Air Force Advertising with the Carolina Hurricanes.” The ‘Canes are an NHL hockey team based in Raleigh, N.C.

Of course, there are 30 NHL teams – 23 in the U.S., the rest in Canada, of course – so we were curious why the Air Force wants …

Perspective, Not Pedestal

One-time Army Ranger turned think-tank dweeb Andrew Exum, now at the Center for a New American Security, says the pedestal that American society has placed its military atop since 9/11 is “unhealthy”:

…American society as

Air Force Heroes…And Heroines

Latest roster of Air Force heroes – or, as the service prefers to call them, “Portraits in Courage” – consists of 20 airmen who recently performed heroic feats, mostly in Afghanistan. They all make for inspiring reading, especially if you’re stuck behind a desk. Four of the 20 – 20% — are women. Females make up 19.1% of the …

Trying to Make Sense of the Senseless…

What have I learned from the tragic shooting that took the lives of six Sikhs in Oak Creek, Wisconsin on Sunday? It reminded me of who I am.

People wept for the senseless loss of life. Some were afraid to come out of their homes. They complained that their leaders had segregated them and that their pleas for justice had fallen …

Is the Military Racist?

Hey, Battleland didn’t write that headline – it’s atop an article written by Rajiv Srinivasan over at Time Ideas:

If there’s one thing I hope America remembers about our military, it’s that we are indeed a cross-section of the country. If bigotry and insensitivity exists in our ranks, it’s because it originated in our society

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