• The Say-Do Gap

    The Say-Do Gap

    Air Force Chief of Staff (CSAF) Gen. Mark Welsh visited Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico just before the holiday break. Like virtually all [...]


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Congressman Warns CSAF to Avoid “Creation of Double Standard” in Laughlin Review

For the past several weeks, investigators have been reviewing disciplinary actions meted out by the chain of command against three instructor pilots at Laughlin Air […]


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Lieutenant James P. Fleming: a Thanksgiving Reminder of What We’re All About

On this day in 1968, two days before Thanksgiving, Lieutenant James Fleming wasn’t home with family. He wasn’t basting a turkey or planning a Black Friday […]

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PSA for Airmen: the Inspector General Does Not Exist to Help You

Occasionally, Air Force commanders will exercise their authority improperly. That this happens is not in dispute, and if it were, that dispute would be instantly […]

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Turkey Shoots Down Russian Jet

Update: according to multiple news outlets, NATO has called an emergency meeting in response to this incident.

Reports have emerged of the shootdown of a Russian military aircraft […]

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Congressman Warns CSAF to Avoid “Creation of Double Standard” in Laughlin Review

For the past several weeks, investigators have been reviewing disciplinary actions meted out by the chain of command against three instructor pilots at Laughlin Air […]

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The Awesome Star Wars Trailer from the Crew of the Ike

Gotta love this.

Everyone is getting revved up for the December 18th release of Star Wars: Episode VII, but the crew of the USS Eisenhower have documented their […]

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Generals Flying F-35s: Entitlement Culture Boondoggle or Priceless Return on Taxpayer Dollars?

This article was submitted by an active duty Air Force field grade officer with considerable expertise in the issues discussed. Anonymity is maintained because publicly questioning […]

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How the USAF’s Toxic Climate is Degrading Military Justice

During a recent court martial hearing held at Laughlin Air Force Base, Capt. Chris Hill pled guilty to a range of charges involving unprofessional sexual relationships with […]

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Promoted “Treason” General Tours A-10 Base

In a scene reminiscent of Darth Vader visiting an X-Wing unit, Maj. Gen. James Post dropped into Osan Air Base in Korea recently for some […]


In Social Media Posts, Laughlin Leaders Appear to Discuss Dropping Acid

For the past month, the Air Force Inspector General (IG) has been conducting an investigation directed by the Chief of Staff, General Mark Welsh. At […]

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The Medal of Honor Recipient Who Got Away: the Legend of John Levitow

A peculiar fable has been circulating among Air Force enlisted circles for decades now, and it’s worth revisiting as a sign of the times. Like the […]

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Through Anonymous Spokesperson, Air Force Embraces Unethical Prosecution Tactics

Prosecutors have a basic ethical duty to refrain from seeking penalties that are excessive in relation to the moral culpability of a defendant. They wield […]

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New ICBM Boss Says Culture Change Will Continue

CHEYENNE, Wyoming (AP) — The Air Force has put problems with misbehavior among nuclear launch officers behind it but won’t lower its vigilance and will keep implementing cultural change within […]

  • Open Ranks

Leadership by Uniform … Here We Go Again

When Gen. Norton Schwartz took over as Chief of Staff in 2008, he had in his mind (or was influenced by others who had in […]

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Photo from Al Udeid is Perfectly Symbolic of Failed Middle East Strategy

This photo was taken this morning outside the headquarters of the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing, housed at Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar. Note all […]

  • TSgt. Aaron Allmon stands accused of making passes at several of his female co-workers at Minot Air Force Base. For these offenses, prosecutors aim to send him to prison for 130 years.

From 1560 Months to 1 Month: Minot NCO Convicted on Lesser Charges

The Air Force’s Global Strike Command wasted no time issuing a press release to explain the result in a recent case that had garnered unwelcome […]

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VA Secretary’s “Call Me Maybe” Fail and the Risks of Empty Gestures

Since the end of the Cold War, our nation has entangled itself in war after war, seldom allocating the resources to fight effectively, much less […]

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CSAF’s Radical Privacy Rule Threatens Air Force’s Future

In response to a recent incident involving the criminalization of strictly private communications based on a “professionalism” standard, the Air Force Chief of Staff, Gen. […]

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Mocking Fascism on Two Levels

Videos that mock and discredit Hitler, while considered categorically distasteful by some, are richly amusing for most. After all, what historical figure is more deserving of […]

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Inspector General’s Letter Provides Blueprint for Avoiding Accountability

If you ask most people what they believe to be the role of the Inspector General (IG), they’d likely say the IG’s job is to […]

  • OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM -- F-15E Strike Eagles from the 494th Fighter Squadron at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, arrive at a forward-deployed location in Southwest Asia. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Terry L. Blevins)

Air Force deploying six F-15E fighter jets in Turkey to attack ISIS

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The U.S. military says it has deployed six more fighter jets at Incirlik air base in southern Turkey for operations against […]

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