Tag Archives: Air Force

Air Force Academy Graduates First Class That Entered After DADT Repeal

From the Colorado Springs Gazette: The Air Force Academy class of 2015 is the first to come through four years at the academy with the open acceptance of gays and lesbians in the ranks. Tricia Heller, a 1987 graduate, and Tara Sweeney, a ’95 grad, attended the ceremony to support Lydia Hill of Boston. Heller and Sweeney helped found Spectrum, …

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Pat Robertson Has The Air Force Sadz

Pat Robertson is denouncing the Air Force for caving to “one little Jewish radical” and dropping its “so help me God” oath requirement. That Jewish radical, Mikey Weinstein, responds at Friendly Atheist: “Pat Robertson is to human dignity and sanity and integrity and character what dog shit is to a fine French restaurant on the menu.” Snork!

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Bryan Fischer Has The Air Force Sadz

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Air Force Drops “So Help Me God”

After an atheist airman complained that he was denied reenlistment because he refused to say the “so help me God” portion of the oath, the Air Force has dropped that requirement. Following a review of the policy by the Department of Defense General Counsel, the Air Force will now permit airmen to omit the phrase, should they so choose. That …

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American Family Association: Atheists Should Be Banned From US Military

“This is an absolutely foundational, non-negotiable, bed-rock American principle: there is a Creator – with a capital ‘C’ (you could look it up) – and he and he alone is the source of the very rights the military exists to protect and defend. An individual who does not understand and believe this has no right to serve in the U.S. …

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Air Force Rejects Airman For Refusing To Swear “So Help Me God” At Reenlistment

Via the Air Force Times: An atheist airman at Creech Air Force Base in Nevada has until November to change his mind and swear a reenlistment oath to God, the Air Force said. The unnamed airman was denied reenlistment Aug. 25 for refusing to take an oath that concludes with the phrase “so help me God,” the American Humanist Association …

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Billboard Of The Day

Via the Christianist site OneNewsNow: A coalition of Christian organizations has posted a billboard supporting the religious freedom of Christian cadets. The Restore Military Religious Freedom Coalition sponsored the billboard near one of the entrances to the [Air Force] Academy which asks Air Force cadets “Are you free to say so help me God? They did,” against a background of …

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Tony Perkins: Air Force Academy Cadets Are Rebelling Against Persecution

Tony Perkins writes via press release: At the U.S. Air Force Academy, jets aren’t the only thing taking off. So is a campus-wide rebellion against the forces of political correctness. Frustrated by the school’s decision to scrub a Bible verse from one of the dorm whiteboards, cadets decided to take matters into their own hands. In a show of defiance, …

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Air Force Academy Makes “So Help Me God” Portion Of Oath Optional

The Air Force Times reports: The Air Force Academy on Friday announced that it will now be optional for cadets to recite “so help me God” at the end of its honor oath. The academy made the change in response to a complaint from the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, which advocates for the separation of church and state in the …

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Air Force Clarifies Marriage Policy

Posted today to the website of the Air Force: In order to be granted administrative absence, the Airman must be located more than 100 miles from a U.S. state, the District of Columbia or other jurisdictions that allows the couple to marry. According to the policy, if two service members are part of a couple and desire to get married, …

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About That Air Force Sergeant…

For about a month all of Teabagistan has been up in arms about an Air Force sergeant who claims that his lesbian commander relieved him of duty because he “didn’t agree with her position on gay marriage.” Today retired Lt. Gen. William Boykin, who now works for the Family Research Council, sent out an update via press release: Today, I …

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Air Force Bans Proselytizing

A just publicized new directive from the Air Force bans commanders from proselytizing to troops. The wingnuts are totally going to lose their shit. Via NBC News: Just days before retiring as Chief of Staff of the Air Force, Gen. Norton Schwartz issued a document designed to dictate the conduct of U.S. airmen worldwide — all violations enforceable by military …

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HISTORY: Openly Gay Cadets Graduate From Air Force Academy

(Via Zack Ford)

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Reinstated And It Feels So Good

Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) reports today that their client SSgt. Anthony Loverde will be reinstated to the Air Force. Via press release: Staff Sergeant Anthony Loverde, discharged in 2008 under the discriminatory “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” DADT law, will be reinstated in the U.S. Air Force and will return to active duty. He will take the oath in Sacramento …

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They’re Sexy And They Know It

From the men of the U.S. Air Force Academy.(Via – Towleroad) RELATED: The original video by LMFAO has over 161 million views on YouTube. Two of the members of LMFAO are the son and grandson of Motown founder Berry Gordy.

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FRC: Paganism Is Expensive!

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FRC: Atheists Hate Kids, Part 2

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Tony Perkins: Atheists Hate Children

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Air Force Issues DADT Repeal Memo

(Tipped by JMG reader Elizabeth)

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Jeebus Wants You To Nuke The World

After an expose by the website Truth Out, the Air Force has suspended a program that uses Christian parables to teach “nuclear ethics.” The course was led by Air Force chaplains and took place during a missile officer’s first week in training at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Officers who train to be missileers were required to attend the …

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