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Air Force’s New Grooming Standards

| January 22, 2021 | 10 Comments
Air Force’s New Grooming Standards

Ahh, grooming standards. The term warms the hearts of NCOs everywhere regardless of Service Branch. Easily understood and enforced, although AWANEd thought MAA’s handing out speeding tickets for haircut violations at the barber shop entrance pretty chickenshit. And it was. Brave new world though, Delta Whiskies and Whiskettes, so leave it to the Air Force […]

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Valor Friday

| January 22, 2021 | 8 Comments
Valor Friday

I’m going to return to telling some valor stories that revolve around vehicles again. I talked a while back about the B-24 “Flak Bait” that flew more missions than any other American aircraft during World War II. Today’s subject has an incredible story, but the aircraft was sadly scrapped in 1945. There is only one […]

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Valor Friday

| January 15, 2021 | 7 Comments
Valor Friday

As we explore the most decorated soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines of the post-Vietnam era, the lists become much shorter. There are quite a few people who score the same or very close to each other. For example, most of the Army Medal of Honor recipients in the War on Terror earned the MoH, the […]

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Valor Friday

| January 8, 2021 | 2 Comments
Valor Friday

This is Part II in a continuing series exploring just who is the “Most Decorated”. Part I can be found here from last week. We worked our way up through the Second World War. Things get a bit difficult after that. The Korean War happened just after World War II. Many of those decorated during the […]

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World War II Vet, POW Who Endured ‘Hell Ship,’ Gets CIB, Promotion, POW Medal

| January 7, 2021 | 19 Comments
World War II Vet, POW Who Endured ‘Hell Ship,’ Gets CIB, Promotion, POW Medal

The DoD is reporting on this most righteous feel good story if you need a pick-me-up this morning. An Army veteran who served in the Pacific theater in World War II was finally recognized for his courage in a ceremony on Jan. 4. “Courage means to me that when the time came, that you were […]

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Valor Friday

| January 1, 2021 | 19 Comments
Valor Friday

When researching past heroes, it’s common to see a phrase like “most decorated soldier” of a particular war, but what exactly does that mean? It’s largely open to some interpretation. Both the Army and the Air Force have point based systems in place for awards and decorations when it comes time to promote to certain […]

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Air Force releases 150pg report on racial disparities that kind of comes across as racist

| December 23, 2020 | 18 Comments
Air Force releases 150pg report on racial disparities that kind of comes across as racist

Imagine for a moment, that you are the United States Air Force IG. You’re tasked with investigating if there are racial disparities in the force. You conduct a survey. Then release the results of the survey and you split the results by race and it’s black, white, and “other”. At least those “others” don’t lack […]

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Valor Friday

| December 18, 2020 | 3 Comments
Valor Friday

This week’s article was a special request from Ex-PH2. She came across an article in her travels along Al Gore’s Information Superhighway from way back in 1983 about William “Bill” Lawley, Jr from Leeds, Alabama. Three men from Leeds have earned the Medal of Honor. We’ve talked about one of those men, Henry “Red” Erwin […]

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