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On June 30, 1966, the Fort Hood Three were the first GIs who refused to be sent to Vietnam. They denounced the war as “immoral, illegal and unjust.” This is one of many stories of GI resistance to the war missing from textbooks. Learn more in the film Sir! No Sir!, read the full pamphlet and a Pete Seeger ballad about the Fort Hood Three, and find lessons for teaching outside the textbook about the Vietnam War and anti-war movement on the Zinn Education Project here: http://bit.ly/1LFrvYV

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Apparently a tradition, cadets from the U.S. Air Force Academy class of 2014 dove into the pools at the Air Gardens today to celebrate the last day of academics before graduating and being commissioned as Second Lieutenants in the U.S. Air Force.

Blind Gunslinger

At 27, Carey McWilliams became the first totally blind person in the USA to acquire a conceal and carry permit. Despite weapons training during his ROTC years, McWilliams has faced opposition to his right to bear arms from both the media and public officials.

Once fervently against hunting, McWilliams now views hunting as a way to connect to a system greater than himself and cope with PTSD brought on by a recent violent dog attack. In his down time, he carries a loaded pistol to the grocery store. 

VICE headed to North Dakota to witness life as America’s foremost blind outdoorsman and gun enthusiast. 

Growing up in a small town, U.S. Air Force Col. Mona Lisa Tucker knew the importance of focusing on academics to ensure a bright future. She explains her path through Air Force ROTC and the wealth of opportunities around the world that the Air Force has provided her.