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Local MAAF network continues to thrive

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Local MAAF network continues to thrive

Local groups are continuing to thrive with local leaders and some support from the chaplaincy.  The highlight is continuing support from the Military Academies.  Last month, West Point, Air Force, and Naval Academies started the first chaplain programs nontheist summer … Continue reading

Military academy chaplain services extended to atheists

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Military academy chaplain services extended to atheists

Reinforcing positive trends in respect for atheists, agnostics, humanists, and other nontheists, the Air Force Academy, Naval Academy, and West Point (Army) have provided weekly meetings for summer trainees.  Jason Torpy, President of the Military Association of Atheists & Freethinkers, … Continue reading

Humanists reach out to injured hero

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Humanists reach out to injured hero

Like many other atheists in foxholes, Oscar Zavala has served his country for years.  Like few soldiers and fewer Americans, Oscar is an infantry squad leader serving during wartime with the Army’s 101st Airborne Division.  Having served two tours in … Continue reading

Local military humanists continue to thrive

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Local military humanists continue to thrive

Atheists and humanists in the military continue to come together throughout the world.  From Japan to Italy and throughout the US, leaders are stepping up.  Communities are forming as well, in some cases with the help of local chaplains.  The … Continue reading

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Local military atheists groups make headlines

Local groups are starting on post as a result of local leaders agreeing to stand up and stand out.  There are 17 current organizations, 7 of which are working through the chaplains for greater assistance.  There have been delays, but … Continue reading