“Torpedo” General Takes Aim at Wrong Target

Yesterday, we reported on remarks made by Brig. Gen. John Shapland at the Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) flight ops summit in which he threatened to "torpedo" the careers of airmen who would exploit "loopholes" to escape their active duty service commitments. "I know people" ... he reportedly sneered, betraying more than a hint of [...]

By | March 24th, 2017|Air Force / Air Power|12 Comments

General Threatens to “Torpedo” Careers of Air Force Pilots Who Choose to Leave

This past Monday, Brig. Gen. John Shapland addressed a gathering of Air Force Materiel Command leaders at the command's flight operations summit at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. According to several independent sources who were present for his remarks, Shapland said the following in reference to the Air Force's unfolding pilot retention crisis, prefaced [...]

By | March 23rd, 2017|Air Force / Air Power|27 Comments

Air Force officer with Top Secret clearance arrested in Florida prostitution sting

An active-duty Air Force captain is one of 104 people taken into custody Saturday in a Polk County prostitution sting targeting human trafficking. Air Force Capt. Dirk Watson, stationed at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, is accused of trying to have sex with a teenage girl and is the only such suspect to be charged [...]

By | March 22nd, 2017|Air Force / Air Power, Military|5 Comments

Openly gay general named as new USAFA commandant, MRFF questions why the USAF has not made public

Maj. Gen. Richard Clark, 8th Air Force commander, Col. Kristin Goodwin, 2BW outgoing commander and Col. Ty Neuman, 2nd Bomb Wing incoming commander, stand at attention at a change of command ceremony at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., May 20, 2016. Photo by Senior Airman Mozer Da Cunha The Air Force Academy superintendent [...]

By | March 21st, 2017|Air Force / Air Power, Leadership and Managing|35 Comments

Open Letter to Gen. Dave Goldfein

Gen. Goldfein, Writing you this letter regarding the video below, which you sent to airmen in response to the recent Marine Corps scandal involving the use of social media to exploit female Marines by sharing their private images on social media without authorization. I understand why you released the video. Truly, I get why it was [...]

By | March 19th, 2017|Air Force / Air Power|1 Comment

Senate Rejects Air Force Push to Promote Miley Gate Commander

Last fall, the Air Force nominated Col. Brian Hastings for promotion to Brigadier General. It was a deeply controversial selection given Hastings' role in the "Miley Gate" scandal, wherein he used his authority to hound and punish a group of instructor pilots over the content of text messages seized from their private cellphones. At the [...]

By | March 17th, 2017|Air Force / Air Power|17 Comments

Lt. Colonel’s unsecured backup drive exposes thousands of US Air Force documents

Security researchers discovered an unsecured hard drive containing sensitive data on the Air Force network, according to reports throughout mainstream media. The device, which purportedly belonged to a Lt. Col, revealed a trove of sensitive documents that included Personnel by Eligibility and Access Reports listing the names, rank and social security numbers for more than [...]

By | March 14th, 2017|Air Force / Air Power, Leadership and Managing|5 Comments
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