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USAFA official tells cadets to 'get out' if they can't respect others

By Associated Press AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — Someone wrote racial slurs on message boards outside the dormitory rooms of five black students at a preparatory school on the U.S. Air Force Academy campus, school officials said. Air Force security personnel are investigating, Lt. Col. Allen Herritage told the Colorado Springs Gazette Thursday. Herritage said he could not comment further. The slurs were discovered Tuesday morning. Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria, superintenden ... More

Steeler, former Ranger stands for anthem alone

By Military1 Staff Across the NFL this past Sunday, dozens of athletes, coaches and even some owners linked arms in support of players’ right to protest during the national anthem, a controversy that was highlighted by the president's tweets last week.  The majority of the Pittsburgh Steelers team stayed in the locker room during the national anthem, to avoid the spectacle, and in a press conference, Coach Mike Tomlin explained his team’s decision. “They discussed it for an appr ... More

Pat Tillman statue unveiled at Sun Devil Stadium

By John Marshall AP Sports Writer TEMPE, Ariz. — The walls around Sun Devil Stadium and the new football complex are lined with photos of Pat Tillman. Images of the former player and Army Ranger can be found across the campus and around town, too. Now there's a bronze likeness of perhaps the greatest Sun Devil in school history. Arizona State unveiled a bronze statue of Tillman during a ceremony at Sun Devil Stadium on Wednesday, a monument designed as a tribute to the man who gave so m ... More

Mattis assembling panel to discuss transgender troops 

By Associated Press WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is assembling a panel of experts to discuss the matter of openly transgender individuals already serving in the U.S. military. President Donald Trump on Friday directed the Pentagon to extend indefinitely a ban on transgender individuals joining the military, but he gave Mattis the authority to decide those already serving. Mattis says in a statement released Tuesday that the Pentagon, in consultation with the Department of ... More

There is only one qualification to earn the 'veteran' label

By Sgt. Joseph Gunderson RallyPoint I find it very sad when there are some veterans who say that they don’t feel like veterans - that they don’t feel as if they earned the title because of a lack of certain experiences, awards, or schools. I would like to come forward right now and explain why this entire idea is absolute bullshit. First, and possibly the most detrimental of these make-believe qualifiers to “be a veteran”, is the idea that the title is only bestowed upon someone that ... More