It was forgotten but not lost.
Spc. Morissa Baker and her band of sisters is a force the enemy would find hard to contend with. The 24-year-old Nevada Army National Guard soldier can do 53 pushups or 60 situps in two minutes, and she can run two miles in 17½ minutes.
She was the first woman graduate from the U.S. Military Academy to achieve the rank of brigadier general, and she helped design the framework for lifting the ban on women in combat.
With fiscal cliff budget cuts looming a few weeks away, Air Force leaders said Thursday they will probably cancel upcoming Red Flag air combat training exercises at Nellis Air Force Base and ground the Thunderbirds demonstration team if Congress and the White House don't agree on a solution to the nation's $16 trillion debt.
The Pentagon plans to cap pay raises for active-duty military personnel at 1 percent next year instead of granting a 1.8 percent increase allowed under Labor Department standards. "Given the current budget environment, this pay raise is less than...