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Default Air Force Logo I’m guilty as well: What my 1-year-old taught me about sexual harassment and assault
I have a soon-to-be-2-going-on-18-year-old daughter, who teaches me something new about myself, or the world, in general almost weekly. Whether it’s what’s really important to me, how quickly a 1-year-old can frustrate a person, or that I’m guilty of committing and condoning sexual assault and harassment.
0 9/15
2017
Default Air Force Logo Seeing red: a remedy with a melody
Anger is a wildfire. When it’s just an ember, a simple splash of water can put it out. But if you let it grow, it becomes dangerous and tougher to extinguish.I’ve never been the type of person to express my true feelings to people. I’m stubborn to the core so I bottle everything inside. Not just anger – all of my emotions. I guess I feel as if my
0 8/18
2017
Default Air Force Logo Making things right
It was a chilly spring evening as I was driving home after spending some time with friends. My wife, who was nine months pregnant at the time, was sleeping soundly in the passenger seat. My only concern at the moment was to bring her home as quickly and safely as possible. As I pulled up to the gate on base where we live, a 569th U.S. Forces Police
0 7/28
2017
U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant Major Mark Shawhan, Combat Logistics Battalion 24 battalion sergeant major, surveys the formation during rehearsal for the Bastille Day military parade at the Avenue des Champs-Élysées, France, July 10, 2017. U.S. military members arrived at Lycee Militaire de Saint-Cyr and stayed for more than a week to participate in and prepare for France’s Bastille Day military parade on July 14, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Savannah L. Waters) Navigating the path to being forged in the crucible of anxiety
With less than a week of notice, I was recently assigned a temporary duty to march in the Bastille Day military parade in Paris, France, one of the largest and highest profile military parades in the world. The Bastille Day parade included more than 7,000 military personnel and is the oldest military parade in existence dating back to 1880.
0 7/19
2017
Default Air Force Logo LGBT Experience
I left for Air Force Basic Military Training on May 11, 2015. I left behind most of my immediate family, the love of my life, Joseph, and our two dogs. The six hour drive to the Military Entrance Processing Station was filled with every emotion ranging from anxious to excitement. An overnight stay at a hotel and a few flights later, I landed in San
0 6/23
2017
Default Air Force Logo Trans in the Military
My name is Stephanie. I was born and I enlisted into the Air Force as Jonathan from St. Louis, Missouri. My father was in the Air Force as well, and it just made sense for me to leave home the same way. My first year in the military was filled with what I would say every child leaving home deals with; learning who they are and learning to accept
0 6/23
2017
Default Air Force Logo Before and After the Repeal
I’m often asked by younger Soldiers and Airmen: what was it like serving under don’t ask, don’t tell? My response, “I was an actress.” Every day I lived a double life. I would pretend to be interested in men. When out with co-workers I would flirt with guys who flirted with me just so no one would question my sexuality. Although, this “cover”
0 6/20
2017
Default Air Force Logo Women’s March
March is typically known around the world as Women’s History Month. Although it happens every year, I sense that 2017 is unique.
0 3/21
2017
Alice Jane Bass, daughter of Senior Airman Jonathan Bass, 86th Airlift Wing photojournalist, sleeps shortly after being born on Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, Jan. 19, 2017. Alice is Jonathan’s first child and was seemingly healthy at birth but needed emergency surgery at two days old. (Courtesy photo Senior Airman Jonathan Bass) In debt, gratitude
On what should have been one of the happiest days of our lives, my wife and I were scalped of our happiness. And our resiliency was tested.January 17, was an amazing day for us. Our daughter Alice was born. She was a fighter from the start. Alice tried her absolute best to stay in the womb; and when the doctor removed her from her warm home, Alice
0 2/21
2017
Default Air Force Logo What I hate about my job
I’ve met some great people who do awesome things, but there are parts of the job that I hate.
0 12/09
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