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Thoughts on Veterans Day

Thoughts on Veterans Day

    By Mel Mann        We are on the verge of Veteran’s Day and as a veteran it brings to the surface a number of thoughts. During my lifetime I have seen the public perception of veterans, the military and patriotism go through some extreme cycles. There is likely no better time […]

Ash Carter approves final strategy for women in military combat roles

Ash Carter approves final strategy for women in military combat roles

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter approved Thursday final plans from military service branches and the U.S. Special Operations Command to open up all combat jobs to women, medicine and authorized the military to begin integrating female combat soldiers “right away.” All of the services submitted their plan to integrate women into combat roles by Jan. 1 […]

At the Gate

At the Gate

L. Neil Smith There’s an old Air Force fable, possibly apocryphal, that my dad loved to tell, about a young Air Policeman, standing duty at the entrance to his Strategic Air Command base when a military jeep came blasting through the gate. He hesitated only for a moment, then fired a shot at the jeep from his 1911A1 pistol […]

The Need For Cops

The Need For Cops