The U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA) has given out copies of George Takei’s 2019 graphic memoir to new cadets, hoping that it helps get “our basics ready for what’s ahead.”
Why this matters: In “They Called Us Enemy,” Takei recounted his younger years in an incarceration camp during World War II when the U.S. effectively legalized racism against Japanese people.
After an online request for help goes viral, a Korean American Air Force vet finds her dying mother’s family in three days.
#HelpForHyon: Last Thursday, former airborne linguist Isabelle Hyon DuCharme posted on social media about her search for her long-lost family members, as reported on NextShark.
For the first time, a Sikh American man was granted religious accommodation to keep his beard, turban and unshorn hair while serving in the U.S. Air Force.
Harpreetinder Singh Bajwa, who joined the military branch in 2017, had been unable to observe his practice due to grooming and dress codes, which enforce strict standards for both men and women.
A young airman stationed at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland was found dead from an apparent suicide in his home in Alexandria, Virginia on Saturday night.
Senior Airman XinHua Mesenburg reportedly died from what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to his family.
Former U.S. Airman Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison For Molesting Two Orphan Boys in South Korea
A former United States senior airman has been sentenced to a 15-year prison term for sexually abusing two South Korean orphan boys and possessing child pornography while stationed in South Korea.
Robert Kelgard’s case has prompted new community guidelines at Kunsan Air Base in South Korea where he was stationed between 2012 and 2013.
The Air Force is investigating Ramstein, Germany-based Senior Airman Elizabeth Baker after she called someone of Asian descent a racial slur on the Facebook group Yokota Talk.
In a post on Air Force amn/nco/snco Facebook page, Baker replied condescendingly to someone who only wanted advice from Americans living in Japan.
In a move that might make Top Gun’s Maverick smile, a mid-level officer was reported to be transporting two boxes of mochi in his cockpit, according to Taiwan News.
Air Force 401st Tactical Composite Wing Colonel Kuo Chih-hua (郭志華) was able to positively identify the officer and said that the branch would be issuing a reprimand for carrying a deemed contraband item.
Dr. Jonny Kim and Raja Chari are two impressive Asian Americans who made it into NASA’s 2017 astronaut candidate class, having been chosen from a pool of over 18,000 applicants.
The top 12 astronaut candidates, whose names were announced on Wednesday, will report to Johnson Space Center in Houston in August to complete two years of training.