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The Air Force Nosedive Will Continue Until it Deals with Toxic Commanders

The Air Force is losing its people. They're bailing out. The generals are asking how they can reverse this flow and once again make the [...]

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Quick Hit: Dumb Article Stereotypes Entire Generation of Warriors

I'm only sharing this article to remark on how woefully misguided it is, and to critique the entire premise of bundling a generation of people [...]

Quick Hit: Bean Counters Finally Start Turning Against Military Band Waste

With generals crying in Congress about personnel and equipment shortages, it should be a shock to the taxpaying public that wasteful spending has not yet [...]

Curious Video: Air Force Parachute Infantry Vigilante?

Anti-shoplifting vigilante Norman Reynolds, 60, of Elkhart, IN. Photo: WSJV. Here's one that will likely make the Stolen Valor crowd apoplectic. Normal Reynolds appeared [...]

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Yeah, Pretty Much This Deployed Tanker Squadron Has a Safety Problem

A U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker, assigned to the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron sits on the flightline after flying a mission over the [...]

Does this Deployed Tanker Squadron Have a Safety Problem?

A pilot from the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron prepares to take off in a KC-135 Stratotanker in support of an Operation Inherent Resolve [...]

Desperation Move: Air Force to Experiment With Partial Training of Pilots

I've been saying it for years and I'll say it again: the Air Force does not have a pilot shortage because of a shortage of [...]

Good Commander, Bad Leadership

I respect Jerry Martinez. When I worked for him a decade ago, I found his orientation as a leader to be spot-on. His concern in [...]

As USAF Hemorrhages Due to Tempo, Wasteful Deployments Continue

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson has been dead honest about the Air Force's unfolding human resource crisis. There are not enough pilots for [...]

No, Imbeciles … this Airman is Not Protesting.

Back in the days before we lost our collective minds, there was a common sense rule about taking things mainly at face value. The most [...]

The Air Force is Breaking. Who is Accountable?

The Air Force's leaders are ringing the alarm that the force is on the verge of breaking. As reported by Air Force Times' Stephen Losey, [...]

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 [...]

Air Force Implements Policy to Ease Strain of Yearlong Deployments

As we've reported here recently, the Air Force has been taking steps to reduce the burden of deployment being placed on airmen -- something that [...]

Check Out Ramstein’s Facepalm-Worthy Green Dot Video

When genuine attempts to address a legitimate issue are placed into the unworthy hands of a lumbering bureaucracy, unintentional comedy often ensues. More often than [...]

Report: Travis Wing Commander Attends Conference, Violating His Own OPR Lockdown

Yesterday, we brought you the story of Col. John Klein, commander of Travis' 60th Air Mobility Wing, imposing draconian (and indeed unlawful) restrictions on his [...]

Badass Alert: O-6 Institutes Martial Law Until OPRs are Done

Seriously, there must be something in the water at Travis Air Force Base the past few years. Normal people go there and morph into alien [...]

Fast-Burning Colonel Sacked in Gay Marriage Flap

Until a few months ago, Col. Leland Bohannon was on the fast road to generalship. A quick scan of his record by anyone with basic [...]

Trump Grants Air Force Expansive Authority to Recall Retired Pilots

President Trump signed an executive order on Friday radically expanding the Air Force's latitude to bring retired pilots back on active duty under the guise [...]

Report: Air Force Pushing to Sharply Reduce Deployments

For as long as anyone can remember, the Air Force has harbored unbreakable addictions to two things: (1) general officers and the bands who celebrate [...]

One More Comment on “Senior Mentors”

Retired Lt. Gen. Bob Allardice modeling a proposed uniform the Air Force considered fielding when he was a senior personnel staffer at the Pentagon [...]

Former Chief Barraza Sentenced in Sexual Misconduct Case

In a story underscoring the Air Force's continual struggle to develop leaders capable of holding power and authority in their hands without morally unraveling, Command [...]

Beyond the Partisan Headlines, Services Work Tirelessly to Help Puerto Rico Recover

Capt. Jared Powell, 15th Airlift Squadron C-17 Globemaster III aircraft commander, flies a C-17 to pick up cargo for a humanitarian mission to Puerto [...]

Why Are These People “Adjunct Professors” for the Air Force?

Here's one that catches me by surprise, because I keep thinking -- perhaps over-optimistically -- that the Air Force is finally starting to awaken from [...]

JAG Preempts Anthem Protest in Constitutional Crackdown

Off the back of the NFL kneeling controversy, which instigated a firestorm of social media wrangling about the appropriateness and acceptability of players choosing to [...]