Sgt Skeptic, episode 2: Operation Defend Marriage

Defense of Marriage? Hey fellow Foxhole Atheists and supporters!  Be sure to join us live tomorrow at 7pm Pacific, 10pm Eastern for Episode 2 of the Sgt Skeptic Podcast on Blogtalk Radio.  We'll be discussing the Defense of Marriage Act, which is currently under review by the Supreme Court and how it affects servicemembers.  You can interact in the chatroom and call the show if you have something to say.  Just follow the link.  Sgt Skeptic is currently being reviewed by iTunes, once it's … [Read more...]

Introducing our New Podcast

The Sgt Skeptic Podcast, Episode 1, Operation Asshat Hey everyone.  Just a quick post to let everyone know Paul, myself and two fellow atheists will be hosting the first episode of the Sgt Skeptic Podcast, a podcast discussing topics relating to atheism, skepticism and the military.  This is our first episode so don't expect everything to go smoothly.  You can listen live, participate in the chatroom, and even call in if you have something to say.  Link to the show, with all the information … [Read more...]

Just Worm Food

The toughest job in the military? We've all seen it portrayed in fiction. Unfortunately, you or someone you know may have experienced it first hand. One of the hardest tasks any uniformed servicemember could ever perform: notifying the next of kin of a fallen comrade.  According to the U.S. Army, the "casualty notification team" will consist of  "the Casualty Notification Officer and a Chaplain". If the National Defense Authorization Act of 2014 passes with an amendment introduced by New … [Read more...]

“You’re the first Atheist I’ve ever met”

Introductions are necessary My name is Casey Leavings and I am an active duty AIr Force member. I've been in for almost ten years and I have been an out and proud atheist for eight. I have been fortunate enough to have never been forced into the corner for my lack of beliefs. When I heard about the extreme pressures that others in uniform have been put under for holding the same beliefs I adhere to, I felt that I had no choice but to step into the activist movement and the blogosphere. These … [Read more...]