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Air Force officials decide they no longer need God's help

Military
by Michael Cochrane
Posted 10/08/13, 09:20 am

The U.S. Air Force appears to be systematically removing the phrase “so help me God” from the oaths of office taken by officer candidates and enlistees. 

According to Judicial Watch, a legal watchdog organization, the United States Air Force Academy has removed the phrase from some written materials, including the oath administered to new cadets, because of a single atheist’s objections. 

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Production of storied C-17 cargo plane to end

Military
by Michael Cochrane
Posted 10/01/13, 12:55 pm

Boeing Co. announced this month that it will end production of its C-17 Globemaster III military cargo jet and close the final assembly plant in Long Beach, Calif., in 2015, putting as many as 3,000 jobs at risk as orders plunge.

“Our customers around the world face very tough budget environments,” Dennis Muilenburg, president and CEO of Boeing Defense, Space & Security, said in a statement. “While the desire for the C-17’s capabilities is high, budgets cannot support additional purchases in the timing required to keep the production line open.” 

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Naval Academy rape case highlights growing problem

Military
by Michael Reneau
Posted 9/06/13, 03:42 pm

Three Naval Academy midshipmen may face court martial after a female student accused them of raping her at an alcohol-soaked toga party last year. The case comes as the Department of Defense scrambles to address a record number of reported assaults and high-profile scandals.

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