About Jessica Pavoni (AnarchoMama):
I have worn a lot of hats: athlete, Air Force officer, wife, pilot, mother, entrepreneur, and finally, a student of the world. I’ve undergone quite a transition in the last few years and consider myself a proponent of free markets, natural law, and voluntarism. Here’s the philosophical nutshell:
I believe that freedom is good, the state is bad, and war is immoral. I believe in standing strongly for what you think to be right, and being humble enough to always search for knowledge. I believe that aggression is wrong, whether it’s focused at another country or how you treat your children.
This blog is an attempt to share some of my journey in hopes of spreading the message of liberty and non-aggression. Thanks for reading, and share if you like! (You can also find some of my writing on http://www.antiwar.com, http://www.ronpaulinstitute.com, and http://www.lewrockwell.com.)
About Justin Pavoni (not cool enough for a pen name):
Justin is also not cool enough to write his own bio, so AnarchoMama is going to sing his praises for him. Justin is a husband, daddy, former fighter pilot, entrepreneur, and lover of liberty. He has a passion for Austrian economics, voluntarism, and advancing the causes of peace and selective objection. He also makes the best chocolate cake in the world
A little about our military experience:
Jessica and Justin both graduated from the US Air Force Academy in 2006, and went on to pilot training after earning commissions as Second Lieutenants. Justin became an F-15E pilot, eventually progressing to the position of Mission Commander and Evaluator Pilot. He deployed twice to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, and was part of the Battle of Kamdesh, as well as serving as a JSOC liaison. He finished his military flying career with 550 combat hours, and 150+ sorties (combat flights). Justin applied to separate from the military as a conscientious objector in 2013, and was honorably discharged from service in 2015. He ultimately decided to leave the military based on his assessment that the wars the US engaged in were not defensive in nature.
After pilot training, Jessica became a U-28 pilot, which is an ISR (intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance) platform for Special Operations Command. She was certified as an Instructor Pilot, and deployed eight times to three different theaters. Jessica finished her flying career with 1,335 combat hours. She applied to separate from the military as a conscientious objector in 2013, and was honorably discharged in 2015. Her objection to participating in further warfare was based on her adoption of the non-aggression principle as the guiding moral axiom in her life.