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

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The Portrayal Of Veterans In ‘Orange Is The New Black’ Is Appalling
For a show that positions itself as challenging stereotypes, the new season of “Orange is the New Black” does a huge disservice to the veteran identity.
Anna Chapman, a Russian spy who was busted in a New York City spy ring, enjoys celebrity status in Moscow.
6 Spies Who Risked It All For Drugs, Fame, Sex, And Diamonds
These modern-day spies didn’t have strong ideological allegiances, except perhaps to the high life.
R. Riveter founders Lisa Bradley and Cameron Cruse pitch their company on “Shark Tank,” February 2016.
Here’s How 2 Army Wives Built A Badass, All-American Business
Lisa Bradley and Cameron Cruse grew what is now a hugely successful, all-American business from very little resources or material, all in the name of helping other military spouses.
Nightclub Shooting Florida
Did An Ill-Advised Stand-Down Order Cost Lives In Orlando?
An Iraq War veteran describes being one of six cops inside Pulse nightclub in Orlando, ready to go after the shooter, and ordered to stand down.
USS William D. Porter
This WWII Naval Ship Was So Unlucky, It Almost Killed FDR
The USS William D. Porter was a source of mayhem during its whole existence, including the time it nearly killed then-President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Col. Gentry Boswell, 28th Bomb Wing commander, reads a book in the flight deck of a B-1 bomber.
The Air Force Easily Has The Best Reading List Of All The Branches
The list, which encompasses a wealth of topics in various mediums, could give airmen a much-needed edge in their careers.
Capt. Matthew D. Roland, Class of 2010 of the U.S. Air Force Academy, was killed in action in Afghanistan, Aug. 26, 2015. He posthumously received the Silver Star medal for his actions the day he died, when he acted quickly to save the lives of his teammates. (Courtesy photo/Released)
Unsung Heroes
UNSUNG HEROES: The Airman Who Gave His Life To Warn Others Of Insider Attack
Capt. Roland could have saved himself, but instead yelled, "Insider attack!" moments before being shot and killed.
This mallet was discovered in a traveler’s carry-on property at the Burlington International Airport, May 2014.
TSA’s Instagram Showcases The Craziest Items Found In Luggage
Here are 10 of the craziest things passengers have attempted to bring onto planes.
Fountain, Colorado, unveils a bench in honor of fallen servicewomen after 18-year-old Michayla Cassano spent 3 years raising money to fund the project.
This Girl Scout Made It Her Mission To Honor Fallen Servicewomen
A Colorado community unveiled a memorial honoring fallen servicewomen that was made possible by one Girl Scout.
Arlington National Cemetary
5 Times Brands Forgot The Meaning Of Memorial Day
Sometimes brands miss the meaning of Memorial Day, seeing it as a chance to promote themselves over a long weekend.