The Most Read Stories This Week on Military.com -- April 6, 2018

An Air Force pilot from Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, performs a pre-flight check on an F-15E Strike Eagle parked on the flightline at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., Nov. 9, 2017. (US Air Force photo/Isaiah J. Soliz)
An Air Force pilot from Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, performs a pre-flight check on an F-15E Strike Eagle parked on the flightline at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., Nov. 9, 2017. (US Air Force photo/Isaiah J. Soliz)

Here's a look at the most popular stories this week on Military.com.

 

Air Force May Approve Enlisted Pilots for First Time in 75 Years

Eugene Taylor remembers how eager enlisted airmen like him were to fly. Taylor, who enlisted in 1968 and deployed to Vietnam, first worked as an avionics technician. Nearly a decade later, Taylor, a tech sergeant, became a T-37 and T-38 flight simulator instructor with the 71st Flying Training Wing at Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma. He became so adept that he was occasionally given the chance to fly the T-38, with permission from the pilot, during stateside flights.

By Oriana Pawlyk | Read more

 

Shulkin's Trip Scandal Hurt Fight To Slow 'Choice Effect' On VA

Concerned Veterans for America, a group of policy advocates funded by the billionaire Koch brothers, who want to shrink the size of federal bureaucracies including the Department of Veterans Affairs, appears to have won a major victory with President Trump’s firing of Dr. David Shulkin as VA secretary.

By Tom Philpott | Read more

 

Virginia Governor OKs Paying 'Norfolk Four' $3.5M

Gov. Ralph Northam has signed legislation to provide nearly $3.5 million in compensation to the "Norfolk Four," the U.S. Navy sailors who were wrongfully convicted and imprisoned for a 1997 rape and murder.

By Logan Bogert | Read more

 

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-- Sean Mclain Brown can be reached at sean.brown@military.com. Follow him on Twitter at @seanmclainbrown

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