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Air Force base forced to remove posters due to sexism complaints

Brock Vergakis The Virginian-Pilot HAMPTON — Several posters that had been on display for at least six years were removed from a wall at Langley Air Force Base after the National Organization for Women and the Military Religious Freedom Foundation complained that they were sexist, according to the Air Force. The foundation at first filed a complaint by itself about two of the posters with the Air Force on behalf of 16 clients, including Air Force enlisted personnel, officers and civilians, that initia ... More

Federal hiring freeze affecting military childcare facilities

By Military1 Staff Two major U.S. Army bases are being forced to suspend operations of their child development centers (CDC) due to the federal hiring freeze implemented by President Trump, The Hill reported. Families stationed at Fort Knox in Kentucky were notified on Feb. 17 about the closures, with just 10 days to find alternate childcare options. “Effective immediately, no new children will be enrolled in the CDC,” the letter said, according to The Hill. “Also, effective 27 February ... More

The time that a fighter jet landed on a stool

By Logan Nye We Are The Mighty When Marine Corps Capt. William Mahoney took off for a routine training flight on June 7, 2014, he was probably just expecting to fly a few hundred miles and use some missiles to shoot down alien spacecraft (…because we get our entire understanding of Marine Corps aviation from Independence Day). But what Mahoney didn’t know was that his AV-8 Harrier had a landing gear problem that wouldn’t become apparent until the jet alerted him to it in the air. He fl ... More

Beale AFB opens gates for Calif. dam emergency evacuees

By Military1 Staff Beale Air Force Base opened its gates to California residents displaced by evacuation due to the Oroville Dam emergency situation. The erosion of both spillways for the dam resulted in officials issuing evacuation notices for residents in the area of the dam. On Sunday evening, Beale AFB announced it was opening its gate for evacuation traffic, as well as to provide shelter for evacuees. <!--cke_bookmark_120S--><!--cke_bookmark_120E--&amp ... More

Military celebrates Black History Month

By Rachel Engel Military1 Staff February is Black History Month, and the U.S. military is celebrating the heroic actions of past African-American servicemembers and civilians. The Department of Defense is showcasing the the stories of black military troops who helped shape America's wars, including Army Sgt. Henry Johnson, who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during World War I, and Richard Overton, the oldest living World War II veteran. From the Harlem Hellfighters of Wor ... More