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A well respected advocacy group for the families of service members who have died thanked Air Force Secretary nominee Deborah Lee James on Tuesday for her support. James is a board member of the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, which was founded by Bonnie Carroll, whose husband Army Brig. Gen. Tom Carroll was killed in a military plane crash in 1992. James met with Carroll and other board members Tuesday at the group’s headquarters in Arlington, Va. “As a woman who serves in the Air Force Reserve, I was delighted to see long-time friend and TAPS supporter Deborah Lee James, nominated…

The Air Force has announced changes to officer training to accommodate single parents, military spouses and pregnant women. In this week’s edition, you can read what prompted the Air Force to make these changes and how they affect women who become pregnant during training. Also this week, the latest staff sergeant promotion rate is the worst in 15 years. Air Force Times looks at why there are fewer opportunities for enlisted airmen to advance. Meanwhile, the Air Force is soliciting suggestions from airmen to solve its toughest problems, from how to save money to how to prevent sexual assaults. Vice…

The Air Force has announced changes to officer training to accommodate single parents, military spouses and pregnant women. In this week’s edition, you can read what prompted the Air Force to make these changes and how they affect women who become pregnant during training. Also this week, the latest staff sergeant promotion rate is the worst in 15 years. Air Force Times looks at why there are fewer opportunities for enlisted airmen to advance. Meanwhile, the Air Force is soliciting suggestions from airmen to solve its toughest problems, from how to save money to how to prevent sexual assaults. Vice…

Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., has candidly criticized the military’s handling of sexual assault in the ranks. She has called to task general officers on Capitol Hill and backed bipartisan reforms that would add protections for victims and hold offenders accountable. She also put a permanent hold on the nomination of an Air Force three-star who granted clemency to an officer convicted of sexual assault. Yet McCaskill has raised the ire of a prominent advocacy group for military victims of sex crimes — not once but twice in the last month. In late June, Protect Our Defenders accused the lawmaker of minimizing a…

The chief of the Australian army has vowed to be “ruthless” in ridding its ranks of soldiers who degrade and mistreat women. In a brutally candid three-minute message on YouTube June 13, Lt. Gen. David Morrison addressed the alleged online circulation of “highly inappropriate material demeaning women” by a group of army officers. “Those who think that it is OK to behave in a way that demeans or exploits their colleagues have no place in this army,” Morrison said matter-of-factly. “If that does not suit you, then get out.” Check out the message below:

Reviewing history in the military, the Air Force and triumphs and misadventures in airpower. Amelia Earhart is a name many have heard in the classroom and beyond. A pioneer of American aviation, Earhart set off for her transatlantic solo flight on the morning of May 20, 1932. She flew from Newfoundland and landed in Ireland in under 15 hours the next day. Earhart traveled over 2,000 miles in a Lockheed Vega 5B during the trip. Although she wasn’t the first — American aviator Charles Lindbergh became the first pilot to accomplish the nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean in 1927…

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