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A group of activists from Protect Our Defenders, which represents military sexual trauma survivors, last week delivered signatures to Rep. Muck McKeon’s office. McKeon, a California Republican, is chairman of the House Armed Services committee. The group was pushing Congress to hold an open hearing about sexual assault cases at Joint Base Lackland-San Antonio, Texas. Video produced by Medill Washington.

Some airmen at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio got a nice bonus on the job recently — a visit from Cincinnati Bengals players Geno Atkins, Jermaine Gresham, Adam Jones and their head coach, Marvin Lewis. The foursome dropped in to eat lunch with airmen and to sign autographs in the community center. “I think that it was very humble of them to come all the way out to ‘Wright-Pat’ to promote and to meet service members like us and honor the fact that we are serving the country,” said Senior Airman Dorna Momtaz. The airmen were also told they…

Oops. Via NYC Aviation, a C-17 Globemaster III landed at Peter O. Knight airport in Tampa, Fla., startling some of the crew on the ground. Our friends at WTSP-TV in Tampa report that the plane was intending to land at MacDill Air Force Base about five miles away. Witnesses and nearby homeowners near the airport, when the plane landed, say they could hardly believe their eyes and feared the aircraft may crash through the end of the small runway and end up in Tampa Bay. “Two words: one starts with O and one starts with S,” said Don Sipila, who…

Retired Air Force pilot Victor Hernandez, 89, passes along that advice from Viera, Fla., where his small private plain experienced fuel problems last week. Hernandez, who flew in World War II, had to make an emergency landing next to the reflecting pool at the Brevard County Government Complex. Read Florida Today’s story here and see the video below. “When you fly an aircraft, you’re constantly thinking, ‘if something goes wrong, what am I going to do?’ And I mean this is something that is ingrained in you, in the pilot, especially light aircraft,” Hernandez said, according to news reports. Hernandez said…

The Washington National Guard uploaded this video of Tech. Sgt. Tavis Delaney calling in close air support from an F-16 during a long battle near Do Ab, Nuristan province, in May of last year. From our story on the battle: … hundreds of Taliban fighters attacked with heavy machine guns, rocket-propelled grenades and mortars. Radio intercepts indicated they had been waiting days to lure, trap and kill the force of American and Afghan troops — and they had the advantage of numbers, position and firepower. But when the attack ended 13 hours later, not a single American or Afghan troop…

The Walt Disney Company is looking to hire 1,000 veterans over the next three years. Company President and CEO Bob Iger announced  the company wide initiative called “Heroes Work Here” on Tuesday, March 13th. There is much more to the new program than just hiring vets. Disney will hold career fairs, offer training and volunteer opportunities. And don’t think you have to head to Orlando just to work at Disney.  The company owns ESPN and ABC. Here is a full list of the companies in the Disney family. Want to make your dreams come true? Check out the Disney Careers…

An airman from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., is the newest service member to go viral asking a celebrity out. Senior Airman Jamie Walden already has more than 14,000 views on a Youtube video asking Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow to be her date for the 2012 Military Ball in Shreveport, La. Who knows, following the success of Marine Sgt. Scott Moore asking out Mila Kunis and Cpl. Kelsey De Santis asking out Justin Timberlake, maybe the QB sensation will do it.

Cee Lo Green nabbed Staff Sgt. Angie Johnson for his team on NBC’s The Voice on Monday. After her performance of Pat Benatar’s “Heartbreaker,” Cee Lo said “I love a girl with guts and confidence.” Johnson was discovered on YouTube covering Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” with her band Sidewinder. The video now has over 2 million hits. Sidewinder is part of the 571st Air Force Band, 131st Bomb Wing, Air National Guard.

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