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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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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 [...]

General Tells Racists at Air Force Academy to “Get Out”

Machiavelli has gotten a bad name over the years, but those who've studied strategy recognize the timeless genius of one of his key precepts (paraphrasing): [...]

After Extensive Delays, MSgt. Mike Silva Finally a Free Man

It was more than two months ago that we first brought you the story of MSgt. Mike Silva, the former Military Training Instructor wrongly convicted [...]

Idiot Under Investigation

Chaplain Doctor Captain Sonny Hernandez made a name for himself, in a bad way, by taking to the blogosphere to rhetorically scourge the skin off [...]

The Real Three Amigos

As a participant and observer of the Air Force for nearly three decades now, I've seen good and bad leaders come and go. We've had [...]

Today’s Quiz: How Did the USAF Get So Short-Staffed?

Lots of positive news coming out of the Air Force recently. Many signals that the current leadership team gets it and is committed to making [...]

Idiot.

In my post-service days, I've regularly been thanked by unassuming strangers for serving in defense of our country. Like so many others, I respond as [...]