Fort Bragg’s ban on atheist meetings wont apply this weekend

We broke so much ground last year, and attracted national media attention. We were on the cover of the New York Times, and when the Associated Press got hold of us - we were on the cover of hundreds of newspapers.All the while, the Chaplaincy's regulations were preventing us from meeting on post. We've had to meet in people's homes, often an hours drive for some members. And we are unable to collect donations the way the other religious preferences are allowed. I spent thousands in the first … [Read more...]

Atheists at Travis Air Force Base have a meaningful community

I'm extremely comforted that the lessons learned at Fort Bragg's MASH are contagious. Once you organize, a meaningful community quickly follows. It's amazing how fast Travis Air Force Base organized into something with tangible accomplishments, like the first ever atheist holiday display on a military base - next to the Nativity Scene and Menorah.USAF Staff Sergeant Dan Rawlings was a part of the initial group at Fort Bragg's MASH. He was very enthusiastic then, but when he got to his … [Read more...]

Air Force changes mind, atheist holiday display now welcome at Travis AFB

This display will be going up as early as tomorrow morning at Travis Air Force Base, courtesy of American Atheists.Rawlings says the artwork including images of the Flying Spaghetti Monster is playful. Civilians will probably miss out on the real in-joke here. The entire military has inescapable and seemingly endless 'safety briefings'. It was pretty hilarious when Travis AFB officials seemed to side against 'safety' at first.As a tradition, every squadron on Travis AFB submits a Ho … [Read more...]

Veterans Day post: daughter remembers MSgt. Jack Edward Keeney

Jack's daughter, Jennifer is extremely proud of her father. In one of the more touching moments I've witnessed in the facebook group for Military Atheists (and veterans and spouses and supporters...) Jennifer writes:My late father, MSgt. Jack Edward Keeney was a medic and a hospital lab chemist in the Air Force.He was an unwavering atheist who served honorably for 20 years.My friend Dan Rawlings said: "RIP - I hope someone writes this about me someday…"Jennifer responded: "He wo … [Read more...]

Air Force atheist makes a new friend at the dog tag machine

My friend over in the Air Force, Daniel Rawlings, is an ex-Mormon and out of the closet atheist. He drove hours to make it to many of our awesome MASH Fort Bragg meetings.He has now been reassigned much further away to Travis Air Force Base, in California. Such is the transient nature of military life. But take a look at some awesome that he shared with us:I am in currently in processing into my new squadron here at Travis AFB, one of the steps is a new issue of "Dog Tags" for my … [Read more...]

High ranking chaplain leaves out ‘so help me god’ (awesome video)

Amazingly, this just happened.http://www.youtube.com/embed/7XQXBAGQ7xY?I already typed this into YouTube's description, so forgive the 3rd person narrative.The Chaplain respectfully leaves off "so help me god" for the deployed atheist soldier's re-enlistment ceremony.Chaplain (Colonel) Strohm is overseeing Sergeant Justin Griffith's re-enlistment ceremony. The Chaplain is a devout Christian with decades of active-duty service.Sergeant Griffith is the Military Director for … [Read more...]

Shitfaced in the Portal Potty

I've been deployed to the sandbox for several months. So I made this:What do you think about my Portal Potty?Don't get the joke? You must not have played the science and physics-based video game Portal (or it's incredible sequel - what an ending!) That's okay, you don't have to play it to get it, but you totally should. Even if you don't like video games.Watch this 30 second clip, and you'll get the idea.http://www.youtube.com/embed/H50wW4eAFKo?Portals are person-sized … [Read more...]

Navy Atheist forced to permanently cover up a Bad Religion tattoo

You may remember a few months back when SGT Kloberdanz told us about being kicked out of a Dining Facility for wearing a Bad Religion Shirt.Well, along these same lines comes a story from Navy Atheist CTR2 Michael Wheeler. I'm so proud of all the military atheists shedding the (often justified) fear of coming out of the atheist closet by name. As you are about to see, Michael Wheeler slammed the atheist closet door shut a long time ago. And he's pretty funny too.After reading your article o … [Read more...]


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