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Navy Approves Atheist Lay Leader

Navy Approves Atheist Lay Leader

In a great leap forward for diversity of belief, commanders on the USS Makin Island have approved an Atheist Lay Leader. Chief Petty Officer Martin Healey completed lay leader training, got assistance and an endorsement by way of Paul Loebe of American … Continue reading

Remembering SMSgt Fred Green

Remembering SMSgt Fred Green

We are sad to announce the death of Fred Green, one of the original MAAF members and one of my own inspirations to activism. We met first in 1999 or 2000 when he was with Washington Area Secular Humanists. I … Continue reading

Lemoore, Buehring Troops: Fear God, Accept Creationism

Lemoore, Buehring Troops: Fear God, Accept Creationism

There is a long way to go for acceptance of nontheists in the military, and the overriding influence of Christianity is doing nothing to help. Two troubling reports exemplify the problem. In both cases, leaders seem baffled as to what the … Continue reading

Secular families face special challenges in military communities

Secular families face special challenges in military communities

Contributed by Erika Douglass Last year, my son attended a theist preschool. While waiting for class to be released, I asked another parent about how she got started being a foster parent. She rambled on for a few moments, giving … Continue reading

As Summer Winds Down, MAAF Keeps Moving!

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As Summer Winds Down, MAAF Keeps Moving!

Summer winds down and MAAF keeps winding up. August brought a number of new members to MAAF and its Affiliate groups, as well as a number of PCS moves that shuffled individuals and families to new locations.  MASH Ft Campbell … Continue reading

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