Tahlia Y. Burton

Tahlia Burton is a veteran of the United States Air Force, where she served six years as a Chinese, Pashto, and French cryptologic language analyst. She spent four years working real-time intelligence operations out of Fort Meade, Maryland, where she supported special operations units in five U.S. combatant commands. In 2014, she was named "Airman of the Year" at the squadron and group levels. After being honorably discharged, Tahlia was accepted to Columbia University where she currently studies political science and human rights.

Recent articles from Tahlia Y. Burton

New Movie ‘War Dogs’ Is Ridiculous In All The Right Ways
This high-caliber comedy about two amateur gun runners’ flash-in-the-pan success is a total blast.
Senior Airman Mark 
Forester was killed on Sep. 29, 2010. He posthumously received the Silver Star for his heroic actions.
Unsung Heroes
UNSUNG HEROES: The Airman Who Died Leading His Team In An Intense Ambush
Senior Airman Mark Forester was killed leading a rescue team when he exposed himself to heavy enemy machine gun fire.
Swedish pilot Emelie Bonin, 31, Co-founder of AviatrixArt.
Badass Female Pilots Team Up To Take On Cancer
Fight or flight? These 13 international female pilots are doing both — by fighting cancer with an aviation-themed calendar.
During the Civil War, criminals were sometimes branded with the first letter of their crime on various parts of the body — usually the forehead
10 Brutal Punishments That Used To Be Legal In The Military
Next time you cry about having to work an extra CQ shift, remember that in the past you could have been flogged.
Stephen Colbert gets an earful from an Army drill sergeant.
Joining the Military
8 Military Punishments That Wouldn’t Fly In The Civilian World
These laws and punishments seem antiquated, but they’re still used in the military.
VA Secretary Bob McDonald became enrollee number 441,196 to join the Million Veteran Program.
Health & Fitness
Million Veteran Program Research Will Change The Way We Study Troops’ Health
VA’s Million Veteran Program will build one of the world's largest medical databases by safely collecting blood samples and health information from 1 million volunteers.
Staff Sgt. Cierra Rogers
Unsung Heroes
UNSUNG HEROES: The Airman Who Died After Rescuing A Family From A Burning Building
Staff Sgt. Cierra Rogers died soon after leading a rescue effort that saved a mother and her three children from a building fire in South Korea.
GORUCK bags were designed to thrive in war, but they're great for all environments.
A Bag Made For War And The Chaos Of Everyday Life
These GORUCK bags are already beloved in the military, but they’re suitable for anyone, anywhere, anytime.
These women from The D.C. Project stormed Capitol Hill in defense of gun ownership.
50 Women Stage Unconventional Pro-Gun Demonstration In DC
These 50 American women from The D.C. Project took to Capitol Hill to defend gun ownership.
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert Cossairt teaches English to Afghan Security Guard members in Kunar Province, Afghanistan.
10 Things Only Military Linguists Will Understand
Only those who have gone through the rigors of the Defense Language Institute will appreciate the myths, legends, and realities of Monty.