Tag: Military

Arlington Is No Longer Closed to the Women Pilots of World War II


Mrs. Harmon, who died in April 2015 at age 95, had been a member of the Women Airforce Service Pilots, or WASPs, a first-of-its-kind Army unit made up of women who flew planes and trained men to do the same during World War II.

That experience was so central to Mrs. Harmon’s life that after she died, her family found a letter written on cream-colored WASP stationery and left inside a fireproof file box, with a final wish.

“I would like to be buried in Arlington Cemetery,” she wrote, adding later, “Even if there are no ashes left, I would like an empty urn placed at Arlington.”

One of the Woman Pilots of World War II Has Finally Been Laid to Rest at Arlington

ARMY: Major SNAFU again August 28, 2016

Sex Addict or just a Dic%?

A U.S. Army general with access to some of America’s most sensitive information has been forced to resign following a sex scandal.

A warning to readers and viewers – this material could be unsuitable for children.

Major General David Haight



The Good, The Bad & The Bizarre August 24, 2016

Photographer H. Lee documents the unique and often unseen world of marijuana farming in the series Grassland.

Kaitlyn Flannagan Photo Essay: A Year Inside the Pot Growing Industry


“I came from a business where you’re in a fight all the time, and it’s a physical team thing. I didn’t find that in the normal day-to-day life. Then I saw that being a Soldier would keep me hands-on, active and keep me in that team environment that I craved and needed so much.

Brock Vergakis: Daryn ColledgeHe won a Super Bowl in the NFL. Now he’s training as a Blackhawk mechanic at Fort Eustis.



Chris Woodyard and Mary Jo Layton Massive price increases on EpiPens raise alarm


NEW ORLEANS — The Good Samaritans who rescued hundreds, maybe thousands of people during the “Great Flood of 2016” say they’re not happy after a state lawmaker announced that he wants government to regulate future actions by citizen heroes.

A loosely organized group called the “Cajun Navy,” took it upon themselves to save strangers, hundreds upon hundreds of them, by boat even when their own property was flooding.

Lawmaker wants Cajun Navy to train, pay fee before saving others




Navy Dream Jobs August 23, 2016

FYI Navy = Never Again Volunteer Yourself

Thank you for your service.

This is what a dream job in the NAVY looks like

UNSUNG HEROES: David Bellavia

David Bellavia

A house-clearing operation during the Second Battle of Fallujah ended in a fist fight between David Bellavia and an Iraqi insurgent.

UNSUNG HEROES: David Bellavia, The Soldier Who Took Out A House Full Of Insurgents With His M249 And A Knife


WWII B-17 & B-24 August 16, 2016

Handy Reference
How to ditch a B-17

We saw them when The Collings Foundation was in Anchorage. First, and only time my dad was on time to be picked-up. In fact, we hadn’t come to a complete stop before he bailed out the house to jump in the truck.
Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress – Jay Leno’s Garage

B-24 Liberator: “Ditching of a B-24 Airplane into the James River” Video shared Courtesy of Jeff Quitney

USAF/JBER Birthday

The Air Force’s birthday is almost here! September 18th we turn 69 years old. We’ll commemorate this milestone with the 2016 JBER Air Force Ball on September 24th. For ticket information, check out JBER Air Force Ball 2016


Pilots Awarded Medal

Lt. Cmdr. Thomas Browning; Lt. Cmdr. Kellen Smith, who was the co-pilot during the mishap and served as aircraft commander that day; and Lt. Matthew Halliwell, who piloted the plane, were honored for reacting in time to prevent the loss of an aircraft.

3 Pilots Involved In Ike’s Hawkeye Mishap Awarded Armed Forces’ Air Medal