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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

California Airman told he owes $22k for bonuses due to DFAS error

Lt. Col. Chris Reeder A US Air Force Reservist is claiming that a payroll issue with the Defense Finance and Accounting Service has left him over $22,000 in debt to the Treasury Department. 44-year-old Lieutenant Colonel Chris Reeder of the AFRES says that while he spent the last year deployed against ISIS in [...]

By | October 28th, 2016|Air Force / Air Power|9 Comments

Air Force Base dumped 150,000 gallons of cancer causing chemical laced water into sewer system

Tony Waiswilos form the U.S. Fire Service works with the 302nd Airlift Wing at Peterson AFB to upload retardant in to the modular air fire fighting system equipped in the C-130 Hercules aircraft in support of the Waldo Canyon wild fire in Colorado Springs, CO on June 27, 2012. Photo by Staff Sgt. Stephany [...]

By | October 19th, 2016|Air Force / Air Power, Military|4 Comments

Air Force overhauling officer evaluations and promotions

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Cody answers questions from students attending Airmen Leadership School at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., Sept. 29, 2016. Cody answered questions ranging from tattoo and on-base firearm policies to enlisted promotion system changes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman [...]

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