Thanks to the Air Force’s new career Intermission Program, service members like Capt. Shannon Williams, a C-21 pilot, will be able to take up to three years off to tend to personal, professional, or academic matters. In the case of Williams, she will be using the opportunity to spend time with her newborn child, without having to choose between her military career and her family.
The program is one of nine initiatives designed to offer new opportunities for women, minorities, and enlisted military personnel, and this is the Air Force’s first attempt at a multi-year sabbatical, and includes 32 airmen — 14 officers and 18 enlisted — reports the Military Times. For those currently signed up for the program, 70% are taking time off for school, and the remaining 30% are taking time off to start a family.
The Coast Guard is officially shit outta luck for a paycheck thanks to the government shutdown, which means that zero coasties have been paid to create some of the amazing memes being shared as a way to vent their frustration.
Vice President Mike Pence repeated President Donald Trump's claim that "ISIS has been defeated" in Syria on Wednesday just hours after several U.S. service members were killed by an ISIS suicide bomber in Manbij, Syria.
Soldiers, family and community gathered in Morehead City to render honors and witness the transfer and memorial of U.S. Army Sgt James Slape Nov. 9-11, 2018. Slape will hold a temporary resting place in Morehead City before ultimately moving to Arlington Cemetery. Slape supported Operations Resolute Support and Freedom Sentinel in Afghanistan. (U.S. Army National Guard Photo by Staff Sgt Leticia Samuels, North Carolina National Guard)
An ISIS suicide bomber killed four Americans in Manbij, Syria, on Wednesday.