Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s Dec. 3 decision to open all combat positions for women has spurred a conversation about gender inequality in the military, reported Quartz. However, pay is not among them. Women in the military are not victims of the gender pay gap.
The structure of the military forbids income inequality based on gender.
Unlike private companies, where salaries are negotiable and undisclosed, the military has set pay grades that are a matter of public record.
Additionally, the reasons for which women are often slighted on income outside the military are not applicable when determining salary grades — like paid time off for maternity. In the military, there is no flexibility, and women — like their male counterparts — spend just as much time deployed and away from their families.
Still, there are a number of issues within the military such as sexual harassment and promotion rates.
Currently, women in the military are not promoted at the same rate as men.
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.
Airman 1st Class Isaiah Edwards has been sentenced to 35 years in prison after a military jury found him guilty of murder in connection with the death of a fellow airman in Guam, Air Force officials announced on Tuesday.
A Russian man got drunk as all hell and tried to hijack an airplane on Tuesday, according to Russian news agencies.
So, pretty much your typical day in Siberia. No seriously: As Reuters notes, "drunken incidents involving passengers on commercial flights in Russia are fairly common, though it is unusual for them to result in flights being diverted."