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USAF reports service members may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis

An Air Force physical therapy element chief with the 379th Expeditionary Medical Operations Squadron, inserts a dry needle into a patients arm at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar May 15, 2017. A US Air Force base in Qatar may be ground zero for as many as 135 patients potentially exposed to blood-borne diseases, [...]

By | June 20th, 2017|Air Force / Air Power|0 Comments

Veterans unable to sign up for Veterans Affairs Burn Pit Registry

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) launched the Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry in June 2014 to better understand the long-term health effects of service members’ exposure to burn pits and other airborne hazards during deployment. The use of burn pits is a common waste-disposal practice at military locations outside the United States [...]

By | March 16th, 2017|General, Military, Veterans|11 Comments

Revolving door politician tapped to be Secretary of Air Force

Col. Kevin McLaughlin (left to right), Rep. Silvestre Reyes, Dr. Ronald M. Sega, Rep. Heather Wilson, and Lt. Gen. C. Robert Kehler cut the ribbon for the joint Operationally Responsive Space Center at Kirtland Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force photo/Todd Berenger) President Donald Trump will nominate former U.S. Representative Heather Wilson to [...]

By | January 23rd, 2017|Air Force / Air Power, Leadership and Managing|6 Comments

Air Force fitness tracks just don’t measure up

U.S. Air Force Airmen participate in the run portion of the physical fitness test with physical training leaders, Dec. 1, 2016, at the Risner Fitness Center on Kadena Air Base, Japan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nick Emerick/Released) During a recent review of walking and running tracks, the Air Force [...]

By | December 26th, 2016|Air Force / Air Power|5 Comments

Civilian employee takes most insignificant stand against USAF policy

Of all the topics we cover, this could possibly go down in history as one we loathe the most. E-mail signature blocks … really … who cares? Clearly the Air Force cares. The institution cares so much; instruction for its construction is plainly outlined in the Tongue and Quill. 6.4.2.1. Include “//SIGNED//” in upper case [...]

By | December 9th, 2016|Air Force / Air Power, Leadership and Managing|10 Comments

Our soaring optimism for change deflated yet again

Donna Boots, 49th Medical Group, receives the Junior Civilian of the Year award from Col. David Krumm, 49th Wing commander, during the Wing’s Annual Awards Ceremony in 2010. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eileen Payne and Airman 1st Class Joshua Turner/Released) We were cynical in August when then new Air [...]

By | December 7th, 2016|Air Force / Air Power, Leadership and Managing|10 Comments

Ssssh don’t mention the ‘Gorilla’ tactics accidentally approved at Seymour Johnson AFB

For us news and media junkies who troll the Web for anything interesting to read, it’s not surprising to see Harmabe, the 17-year-old gorilla who was taken from us too soon, turned into memes, video clips and a variety of other social media snippets. The martyred primate, who was shot after a toddler fell into [...]

By | December 1st, 2016|Air Force / Air Power, Leadership and Managing|3 Comments
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