Tag:military

  • Meeting educational needs of military families

    EdChoice recently published “Surveying the Military: What America’s Servicemembers, Veterans, and Their Spouses Think About K–12 Education and the Profession.” Researchers Paul DiPerna, Lindsey Burke, and Anne Ryland conducted a national survey of military households to assess their views on school-choice options, district schools, and careers in the military. Their goal was to gain insight into…

  • Charlotte’s 145th Airlift Wing Transitioning to C-17s

    If you live near Charlotte, you’ve probably heard and seen the big, gray-painted military cargo planes rumbling low overhead. They are the N.C. Air National Guard’s C-130s, and they have been a familiar sight over the Queen City for more than four decades. That could change soon, though, as part…

  • VIDEO: Making N.C. As Veteran-Friendly As Possible

    RALEIGH — With major military installations such as Fort Bragg and Camp Lejeune, observers might expect North Carolina to have a larger-than-average share of military veterans living in the state. Until recently, though, North Carolina ranked No. 9 in both overall population and number of veterans. To Ilario Pantano, director…

  • Military Bases Face Encroachment

    WASHINGTON — The nation’s military bases face an ever-encroaching threat — suburban development. The need to protect base land for military training has the brass forming an unlikely alliance with conservation groups. Albeit for different reasons, the military and conservation groups share the same goal: to preserve open space. Conservationists…

  • State Plans Fight for Military Bases

    CHARLOTTE — State officials plan to conduct a summit of local officials from communities that have military bases Nov. 13 at Ft. Bragg. With another round of base closings less than two years away, the summit is meant to show North Carolina’s support for the military. Only California and Texas…

  • Why Women in Combat?

    Carolina Journal's Summer Hood writes about the horrific brutality that is the rape of a female soldier, and why advocates of women in combat seem to ignore it.