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Academy Graduates: Open Combat Roles to Women

Sixty graduates of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the US Naval Academy at Annapolis recently signed this letter to Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, in response to the Marine Corps’s requests to keep some of their units closed to women. Read the letter here.

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Social evolution is rarely the product of intelligent design

Please forgive me for a little shameless self-promotion, but there are few things authors enjoy more than provocative reviews from other award-winning authors and notable lawyers. Like most authors, Jack Woodville London loves books. After appreciating the many reviews that ran for his first release, French Letters: Virginia’s War, Jack decided to pay it forward […]

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Honored Role (part 24): Abby Griffin: The Call of Nursing

This is the 24nd installment in the Honored Role Series.” Reared around the military, Abby Griffin, a native of Cody, Wyoming, moved to Germany at nine year’s old when her mother was assigned as a nurse with the Department of Defense. In elementary school she showed an early interest in following her mom’s footsteps that […]

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Honored Role (part 23): Captain Kelly Peyton Howard — Yoga’s Warrior Pose Mind, Body & Spirit Connection

This is the 23nd installment in the Honored Role Series.” Two disciplines thousands of years old; the profession of arms, fighting for and defending your nation, and yoga, an ancient practice whose purpose is enlightenment and union through physical, mental and spiritual movement and discipline. Both require strength and practice. Army Captain Kelly Peyton Howard, […]

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Honored Role (part 22): Valencia de la Vega — Brains in a Bikini

This is the 22nd installment in the Honored Role Series. Fed up with the constant media attention and hyper-promotion of tissue-thin fashion models and beauty queens with little between the ears, Valencia de la Vega entered the Ms. Latina Beauty Pageant in October 2009. This former Army Captain and combat veteran turned Intel engineer decided […]

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Honorable Service Terminated by Dishonorable Policy

Most news about West Point, my alma mater, makes me exceedingly proud. While the news about West Point being ranked #4 this year in Forbes list of top colleges, (down from #1 last year) is reinforcing and encouraging, last Tuesday’s news is not. It makes me sick and angry. Cadet Sergeant Katherine Miller from Findlay, […]

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