Air Force reopens Prior Service Program -- for a select few

A U.S. Air Force pararescueman, 58th Rescue Squadron, lands during a jump Jan. 11, 2012, at Wendover Field, Utah. Pararescuemen are trained to provide emergency medical treatment in adverse terrain and conditions.

Has this ever happened to you? You were an airborne cryptologic linguist in the military, got out of the service, and then found the career field of airborne cryptologic linguistics to be a dead-end in civilian life? Yeah, probably not.

But, if you are ex-military and used to be part of that or a handful of other very specialized careers, then the Air Force might have a place for you.

Gen. Dempsey and Bret Michaels

Video: Gen. Martin Dempsey sings with Bret Michaels

ARLINGTON, Va. – In a night to honor five extraordinary military children, Gen. Martin Dempsey took a moment to entertain the crowd with a rendition of Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the USA.”

Operation Homefront was honoring the Military Child of the Year from each service branch Thursday, and Dempsey was a key speaker, along with heavy metal band Poison’s frontman Bret Michaels.

DARPA invites gamers to solve security puzzles

Do you like puzzles? Do you like video games? Do you like generating mathematical proofs and pro-gram annotations that verify the absence of important classes of flaws in some programs written in Java?

Do you have any idea what that last sentence means?

Well, if you somehow managed to answer “yes” to all of those questions, you may be the person the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency had in mind when it launched a series of video games in December.

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