$8 million for Air Force base will likely be diverted to build border wall

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – The passenger terminal provides access to the base’s flight line July 30, 2019, at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. It is the hub for all movement of personnel and cargo to and from the base and was recently named the best small air terminal in the Air Force. [...]

By | September 5th, 2019|Air Force / Air Power, Featured, National Defense, Politics|4 Comments

USAF aircraft that monitor Russia are barley operable, one aircraft flies over 50% of missions

An OC-135B Observation Aircraft with the 45th Reconnaissance Squadron, Offutt AFB, Neb., goes through pre-flight checks Jan. 16 at Joint Base Andrews. The OC-135B is used to conduct observation flights in support of the Open Skies Treaty. The US surveillance planes used to openly monitor Russian forces are nearing the end of their [...]

Freed Felon Chelsea Manning to Run For Senate

According to papers filed with the Federal Election Commission last week, Chelsea Manning is running for the US Senate in the state of Maryland. The January 11th filing registers Manning as a Democrat, meaning she will run against incumbent Ben Cardin. At 30, Manning meets exactly the minimum age requirement to run. It's not clear [...]

By | January 14th, 2018|Government and Society, National Defense|15 Comments

Why Trump Should Shut The Hell Up About Bergdahl

In one particular way, Trump is the ultimate American role model. Every day, he reminds us that cherishing free speech means tolerating objectionable commentary from the hateful, the uninformed, and the misguided. It's an ironic form of example, but then again Donald is pretty much the ultimate walking contradiction. When it comes to Bowe Bergdahl, [...]

By | November 6th, 2017|National Defense|11 Comments

CSAF Takes Huge Pilot Retention Risk, Lobbies for Civilian Hiring Restrictions on Air Force Pilots

In aviation parlance, the back side of the power curve is known as the "region of reverse command." In normal flight, a pilot controls altitude by changing pitch and controls airspeed with throttle setting. In the region of reverse command, the aircraft is in slow flight configuration, and these inputs must be reversed. Gen. Dave [...]

Unlawful DLI Order Attempts to Abridge Servicemember Liberty

George Orwell famously said "[if] liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear." Apparently, US Army Colonel Phillip J. Deppert and those helping him run the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center believe it means nothing at all. In an email sent earlier this [...]

A Soldier’s Story of Survival after Being Falsely Accused of Sexual Assault in the U.S. Army

PFC Thomas Chestnut My name is Thomas Chestnut, I am 28 years old. About four years ago (2012) I joined the army to become a medic. I wanted to save lives and help others. Unknown to me, during this time the Army had started a politically motivated “war” against men, supposedly to stop [...]

By | January 26th, 2017|General, Military, National Defense, Organizations, Reform, Veterans|9 Comments