A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft assigned to the Air Combat Element of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, II Marine Expeditionary Force prepares arrives at Stuttgart Army Airfield March 26, 2013, in Stuttgart, Germany.
Community
What The Latest Marine Aviation Mishap Says About Pilot Readiness
The budget squeeze brought about by the sequester plus the demands of continuing deployments have brought aircraft readiness to dangerously low levels.
Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus delivers remarks during the commissioning ceremony for the Navy's newest and most technologically advanced warship, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000).
Leadership
‘Change For The Sake Of Change’ Seems To Be The Navy Secretary’s Motto
Secretary Mabus has offered dozens of solutions in search of problems during his tenure.
U.S. Army Spc. Cole Spoon, assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 160th Signal Brigade sits before the Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Board during the Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM) Best Warrior Competition  at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., June 12, 2014.
Leadership
The ‘Up-Or-Out’ Promotion System Hurts The Military
A broken system leads to careerism and costs the military valuable people, knowledge, wisdom, and experience.
A law enforcement officer watches over Morehouse College students, who marched from campus, raise their fists in the air joining others in a rally and protest at the CNN Center, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014.
Lifestyle
Americans Are To Blame For The Fractured State Of The Media
The way we consume news enables us to only follow outlets that reinforce our existing views, and that’s a big problem.
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Entertainment
Why The Best War Movies Came Out Of The 1980s
As much as movies shape the culture, the culture shapes the movies.
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Community
All Military Service Deserves Equal Respect, Regardless Of MOS
It’s pointless to argue over who’s the toughest when there’s always someone a little more badass.
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Leadership
Safety Standdowns Aren’t Working
Military leaders do their best to implement safety standdowns. Former Marine Osprey pilot Carl Forsling asks: to what effect?
U.S. Navy Sailors with the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group prepare MV-22B Ospreys with Medium Tilt Rotor Squadron 166 Reinforced to take off from the USS New Orleans, February 16, 2016. /released)
Leadership
What Happens When Pilots Aren’t Allowed To Fly
Carl Forsling, a former career Marine pilot, describes the cost of cutting stateside flight hours.
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Community
Stop Ranting About Your Political Views At Work
Don’t be that guy who insults everyone with your loudmouth political rants.
Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes - The Walking Dead,  Season 5, Episode 1.
Leadership
5 Things ‘The Walking Dead’ Teaches Us About Leadership
The zombie apocalypse can teach us a lot about what it means to lead.
Participants at Cyber Guard 2016 works through a training scenario during the nine-day exercise Suffolk, Va., June 16, 2016.
Community
Should Cyber Warfare Have Its Own Branch?
If cyber warfare remains just a niche within military services, the U.S. will never be able to develop the talented warriors it needs.
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Community
Stop Dismissing Everything You Disagree With As ‘Politically Correct’
The term “politically correct” is now thrown around so often that for many people it is synonymous with “shit I don’t like.”
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Leadership
‘Game Of Thrones’ Is Full Of Lessons For The Military Community
The popular HBO series and book series, “Game of Thrones,” offers important lessons in military leadership.
A candidate assigned to Delta Company, Officer Candidates Class-221, breaks the surface of the murky water of 'The Quigley' at Brown Field, Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, on March 15, 2016.
Transition
Your Time In Service Shouldn’t Be Your Glory Years
You made a difference in uniform. Just don’t let that be the only difference you make.