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Dyess AFB wing commander removed for creating ‘toxic environment’

Colonel David Owens (USAF) The commander of the 317th Airlift Wing has been relieved of his command after an investigation revealed he created a hostile and toxic work environment. Colonel David Owens was relieved “due to the creation of an unhealthy work environment that impacted the commander’s ability to lead effectively,” according to [...]

By | May 17th, 2018|Air Force / Air Power|0 Comments

USAF looking for ways to retain women, more than 60% leave before ten years

U.S. Air Force Airmen stand at attention during a retreat ceremony Mar. 30, 2018, on Kadena Air Base, Japan. An all-female formation was coordinated in honor of Women’s History Month, which brings attention to the accomplishments and achievements of women throughout history. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Micaiah Anthony) The US [...]

By | April 25th, 2018|Air Force / Air Power, Leadership and Managing|0 Comments

Air Force creates solutions to help tackle massive security clearance backlog

The US Air Force is currently working with two federal agencies in order to try and speed along their controversially high backlog of pending security clearances. When news broke last month that the USAF had over 79,000 people waiting on background checks last month, it became apparent that something needed to be done. “Our biggest [...]

By | April 20th, 2018|Air Force / Air Power|0 Comments

17-year-old hacks the Air Force, earns most money from bug bounty program

Then acting Secretary of the Air Force Lisa Disbrow and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein discuss the importance of Defense Digital Service and what they bring to the fight with Chris Lynch, the team leader (right) and Paul Tagliamonte, a section member at the Pentagon, April 12, 2017. The DDS [...]

By | August 11th, 2017|Air Force / Air Power|3 Comments

USAF licensed product review for CafePress; 30% off site-wide discount (sponsored)

This post is sponsored by CafePress and brought to you through ShopShare Network.  Details on a Site-wide 30% off discount below. It’s rare occasion when I feel compelled to review products, but after being totally surprised with my girlfriend’s generous gesture, I want to pass along my genuine satisfaction with a few items. A bit [...]

By | August 8th, 2017|General|0 Comments

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|3 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|13 Comments