Category Archives: Defense

Vietnam memorial honors warriors, not war

President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden paid an unscheduled visit today to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. As they traced names of fallen soldiers etched into the monument, the Bidens marked National Vietnam Veterans Day. It … Continue reading

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Turbans, hijabs, beards to be allowed by U.S. Air Force

The U.S. Air Force is preparing to implement an approval process for Sikhs and Muslims to wear their articles of faith. CNN reports that new guidelines will in most cases allow turbans, hijabs, beards, and unshorn hair that is “neat … Continue reading

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Dept. of Defense works on raising cultural competence

Language Magazine describes efforts in the U.S. Defense Department’s year-old Defense Language and National Security Office to use cultural competence training to influence policy and recruiting. Among the successes highlighted for 2012 are “winning the Serious Games Award for the … Continue reading

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