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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

I Freakin’ Get It – Why It’s Important That I Support Military Atheists

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I Freakin’ Get It – Why It’s Important That I Support Military Atheists

Recently, I was at an event hosted by one of the many Atheist groups in the D.C. area, with several of the movers and shakers in the atheist/humanist community here.  I chatted for a bit with a few of these … 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

Modern SMART Recovery treatment supplanting AA 12-step

Modern SMART Recovery treatment supplanting AA 12-step

Prohibition ended in 1933, at least for alcohol. Now we have the War on Drugs which was started by Richard Nixon in 1971 as a response to high rates of heroin addiction among soldiers in Vietnam. During the 1980s, the war … Continue reading

US Military Academy SSA Greets ’18 Plebes

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US Military Academy SSA Greets ’18 Plebes

On 12 August 2014 the United States Military Academy (USMA) incoming class of 2018 conducted a 12-mile forced march from Camp Buckner to the academy. The march is the culminating event of cadet basic training where they were taught land … Continue reading