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  • Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein presents his coin to Technical Sgt. Adam Vera, a cyber-operator assigned to the 91st Cyber Operations Squadron during a visit at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas March 3. Goldfein also received briefings focused on 24th Air Force – AFCYBER’s command and control of cyber forces and took the opportunity to personally thank the cyber warriors as well as to stress the significance of cyber in today’s multi-domain operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by MSgt Luke P. Thelen/Released)

CSAF: Time to Revitalize the Squadron as the Core of the Air Force

Just a couple weeks ago, JQP invited airmen to fantasize about what it might be like to have a new Chief of Staff attack his leadership [...]

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  • Senior Airman Andrew Paul Witt is escorted to a courtroom.
(Photo: Sue Sapp/Air Force)

Murderous airman sentenced to death, still dodging execution after 12 years

Senior Airman Andrew Paul Witt is escorted to a courtroom.  (Photo: Sue Sapp/Air Force) An airman on death row who murdering a fellow [...]

  • Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein presents his coin to Technical Sgt. Adam Vera, a cyber-operator assigned to the 91st Cyber Operations Squadron during a visit at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas March 3. Goldfein also received briefings focused on 24th Air Force – AFCYBER’s command and control of cyber forces and took the opportunity to personally thank the cyber warriors as well as to stress the significance of cyber in today’s multi-domain operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by MSgt Luke P. Thelen/Released)

CSAF: Time to Revitalize the Squadron as the Core of the Air Force

Just a couple weeks ago, JQP invited airmen to fantasize about what it might be like to have a new Chief of Staff attack his leadership [...]

  • Cheif Master Sergeant of the Air Force James Cody (USAF)

Chief Master Sergeant of Air Force speaking out against BAH pay reduction

Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force James Cody (USAF) The USAF’s senior enlisted man is expressing his concern over a congressional plan [...]

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Taxpayer Funded Wingman Day Clownery Reaches a New Low

"Wingman Day." Just take a moment to let yourself bask in the stupidity of that basic concept. For anyone with even a Bud-Light-commercial grasp of [...]

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Coup in Turkey, War in Syria and Iraq, … Cue the VIP Dinner in Qatar

The most dangerous problem faced by the US military services today isn't a problem of equipment, money, or manpower ... though these are serious issues. [...]

  • Dependents of military members from Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, disembark from a C-17 Globemaster III after landing at Baltimore Washington International Airport, Md., April 1, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Lee)

Incirlik still running on backup power five days after Turkey “pulled plug”

Dependents of military members from Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, disembark from a C-17 Globemaster III after landing at Baltimore Washington International Airport, Md., April [...]

  • Anais A. Tobar

US Air Force lieutenant stationed in UAE found dead in her room

A young, female US Air Force lieutenant was found dead Monday in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates. The circumstances surrounding [...]

  • For a long time, combat aviation culture dominated the Air Force, for better or worse. Today, it has been all but extinguished.

Top brass plan incentives to fix fighter pilot shortage

In light of a major shortage of fighter pilots, the top brass of the Air Force are laying out their plans to solve the issue. [...]

  • Families of U.S. Airmen and families of Department of Defense civilians prepare to board an Atlas Air 747 airliner April 1, 2016 at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The Secretary of Defense, in coordination with the Secretary of State, ordered the departure of all Department of Defense dependents assigned to Incirlik Air Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jack Sanders/Released)

Turkey shuts off power to Incirlik Air Base, air operations still continue against ISIS

Families of U.S. Airmen and families of Department of Defense civilians prepare to board an Atlas Air 747 airliner April 1, 2016 at Incirlik [...]

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Goldfein Starts Strong, Making Pilot Shortage His First Issue

Ever since Gen. Dave "Fingers" Goldfein was announced as the nominee to succeed Gen. Mark Welsh as Chief of Staff of the Air Force (CSAF), [...]

  • An F-35 taxis from the runway onto the flightline after successfully completing a sortie, Dec. 14, 2015, at Luke Air Force Base.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan)

USAF General says F-35 could be ready this year if commanders want them

The newest and most controversial aircraft in US inventory may be deployed on combat missions later this year if requested, according to the general responsible [...]

  • Official Photo -     Maj Gen Jerry Martinez  (U.S. Air Force Photo by Michael Pausic)

One of USAF’s Best Leaders Slated for Third Star, Key Post

Official Photo - Maj Gen Jerry Martinez (U.S. Air Force Photo by Michael Pausic) I generally avoid cursing truly superior leaders by praising them on [...]

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New Air Force Boss Shocks, Inspires Airmen with Incredible Message

The Air Force’s new chief left jaws on the ground and spirits soaring recently when he told his publicist to power down the propaganda machine [...]

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Politicians and Operators: the Virtuous and Vicious Cycle of the Air Force’s Promotion Systems

In discussing how organizations perform, there’s a common tendency to attribute failures (and successes) to a single or dominant cause. “This place is a mess [...]

  • Retired Senior Master Sgt. Oscar Rodriguez

Air Force changing rules to allow religious speech during retirements

Retired Senior Master Sgt. Oscar Rodriguez The US Air Force is revising their policies regarding flag-folding ceremonies to allow religious language after a [...]

  • Col. Eugene Caughey, former 50th Space Wing vice commander, has been charged with rape, assault and adultery, among other offenses.
Photo credit: Christopher DeWitt/Air Force

“UCMJ is biased against heterosexuals” says lawyer for Air Force officer charged with adultery

Col. Eugene Caughey, former 50th Space Wing vice commander, has been charged with rape, assault and adultery, among other offenses.Photo credit: Christopher DeWitt/Air Force [...]

  • Welsh Retirement

Sometimes, Love Just Ain’t Enough: Assessing the Welsh Legacy

Loyal JQP readers are amassing with popcorn in-hand, salivating at the thought of an acidic lambasting of Gen. Mark Welsh and the mark (scar?) he's [...]

  • Kadena

Kadena Airmen on Perpetual Lockdown After Commander Makes Temporary Restrictions Permanent

There are 10,000 people assigned to Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan. One of them, a civilian, is implicated in the homicide of a Japanese civilian. As [...]

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After Flood of Bad Press, Air Force Flip-Flops on Travis Retirement Debacle

About two years ago, Gen. Mark Welsh made a remark during one of his many base visits that made me think, incorrectly, that he understood [...]

  • Delta Flight

F-16s scrambled to escort Delta flight to Tuscon because of threat against aircraft

A Delta Airlines flight was diverted to Tucson International Airport because of an unruly passenger who was interfering with the flight crew.  Yesterday, the flight [...]