"...do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic..."

"For the good of the Air Force, for the good of the armed services and for the good of our country, I urge you to reject convention and careerism..."
- Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Maxwell AFB, April 21, 2008

"You will need to challenge conventional wisdom and call things like you see them to subordinates and superiors alike."
- Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, United States Air Force Academy, March 4, 2011

Saturday, March 14, 2015

WantsCheck.Com Down Until Further Notice


Due to persistent hacking, I've taken down the military flight planning website.  I will re-engineer the site with a new platform and re-launch it in the not too distant future.

WantsCheck.Com is a community driven website that has amassed more than thirteen thousand registered users since its inception more than a decade ago.  More than 650 users who were selected to attend Air Force pilot training shared their statistics, helping other hopeful aviators be more competitive.

The site's overhaul and re-launch will also include the annual cadet scholarship, which provided $1000 scholarships in 2005 and 2006, to cadets who submitted the best essay on the importance of their future oath to support and defend the Constitution.  As the first essay winner wrote in 2005:

The word “all” in the line “all enemies, foreign and domestic” is a crucial part of the oath. We are charged with ridding America of all threats. This includes both the obvious and the subtle threats. We are at war with terrorism, so clearly terrorists are enemies. There is no option but to defeat them. However, there are other enemies, some conceptual, that threaten America as well. Sometimes our own citizens can become threats to the freedoms of others. In the past few years we have heard of instances where our own citizens have joined the enemy in the war. This is one example of a “domestic” enemy. Another, less apparent example, are the small ideas that infiltrate our value systems- ideas like we should feel guilty for being the world’s foremost superpower, like the voice of dissent can be expressed in the form of violence, like we should weaken ourselves to accommodate the ideals of foreign nations. These are also domestic enemies, ones that we should combat not by physical force, but by example. Our lives should be examples of true Americanism.

Stay tuned for the re-launch of WantsCheck.Com.

1 comment:

  1. people suck. Keep up the work Mr. Rynearson and I'll post my info when the site is back up.

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