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Growing Military Humanist Groups Hear Trailblazing Speakers

Growing Military Humanist Groups Hear Trailblazing Speakers

For too long, local groups of atheists and humanists in the military have operated without recognition and still struggle for equality. This fall, Academy groups have official recognition and openness by officials have made possible great events off and on … Continue reading

Religious Intrusions Mar Army Suicide Stand-Down

Religious Intrusions Mar Army Suicide Stand-Down

Suicide rates in the US military exceed one per day. This has been identified by military leaders as a crisis requiring attention throughout the military. Last Thursday, there was an Army-wide “stand down” to focus on suicide prevention training. However, … Continue reading

Military Academies Recognize Student Humanist Groups

Military Academies Recognize Student Humanist Groups

For the first time, groups of atheists, humanists, and freethinkers have been given official recognition at the nation’s military academies. USAFA Freethinkers, Naval Academy Freethinkers and Atheists, and the West Point Secular Student Alliance all had tables at the Academy … Continue reading

New Air Force Standards Protect Nonreligious Personal Beliefs

New Air Force Standards Protect Nonreligious Personal Beliefs

Airmen everywhere just received a new foundational regulation for their use – Air Force Instruction 1-1 Air Force Standards. The regulation covers values, conduct, ethics, equal opportunity, and appearance. This regulation also serves to codify the interim guidance on religious … Continue reading

Legion Publishes Political Platform, Under God

Legion Publishes Political Platform, Under God

The American Legion has supported veterans since they received a Congressional Charter in 1919. They began with a Preamble “For God and Country” to ensure “First things have been put first. All that follows is in conformity.” It’s difficult to … Continue reading