Congress proposes 2.1 percent increase in military pay

The 2017 National Defense Authorization Act — the Pentagon’s budget for next year — has just been introduced to the House of Representatives, and it includes a number of provisions over and above President Obama’s original request — a fact that could cause the bill to hit a few speed bumps as it makes its […]

Survey says female troops are unappreciated and undervalued

Historically, female service members and veterans have often been left behind in policy, organizations, and the media, even as the percentage of female service members and veterans increases every year. In their first annual nationwide survey of service women and veterans released this month, Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN) has revealed the deep frustrations of those […]

National Guard fights Tennessee fires and aids evacuees

By J.G. Noll Working in tandem with state and local emergency responders, the Tennessee National Guard has been activated in the wake of a devastating fire that has rampaged tourist destinations Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. At least four of the McGhee-Tyson Battalion’s Blackhawk helicopters have been dropping water and assisting with search and rescue operations in […]

Petraeus in the running for Trump cabinet position

Retired Army four-star David Petraeus met with President-elect Donald Trump for an hour yesterday at Trump Tower in Manhattan. The general is reportedly in the running for the Secretary of State position. “It was a good meeting,” Petraeus told reporters on his way out of the building after the meeting. “[Trump] basically walked us around […]