Battlefield Airmen incentive pay to be based on skill versus duty

Based on new authority from the Defense Department, the Air Force announced its intent to begin a pilot program providing battlefield Airmen skill incentive pay based on qualified skills versus performed duties. The new incentive pay, which will replace hazardous duty incentive pays, are designed to incentivize Airmen to maintain qualifications for critical and essential […]

Watch this Air Force Academy group get panned by Howie Mandel

It’s summer. . .  and that means the newest season of America’s Got Talent is bringing all of the wackiest, most talented, and straight-up strangest acts from all over the world to your living room. From grandfathers to little kids to bodybuilders, just about anyone–and everyone–ends up in front of the four judges. This year, […]

Life insurance for stay-at-home parents

Life insurance is a tricky subject.  It’s hard to know who needs it, and how much, and sometimes it seems like wasted money. You’ll often hear a general rule that you should have life insurance if someone else is relying on your income.  While that isn’t a bad rule, it completely fails to take into […]

Nevada Guard sergeant embraces DoD transgender policy

Sarah Hunt never enjoyed the girlie lifestyle. She begrudgingly wore feminine clothes at McQueen High. At the University of Nevada, Reno, Hunt played Division 1 softball and soccer where she was more comfortable around campus wearing gender-neutral athletic sweats and sportswear as opposed to dresses and high heels. “Except when we traveled, we all wore […]

Military child’s death sparks bill to change housing laws

A military child’s falling death in base housing may change safety regulations in order to protect other military children if US Representative Mike Turner (R-OH) has his way.  Introducing Evan’s Law, named for Evan English who passed away when he was four, Turner said, “Sometimes out of loss, a cause arises and the lives of […]