USAF Lt. Colonel arrested at hotel during FBI child sex sting operation

A man arrested earlier this week during an FBI sex sting for allegedly trying to meet a 14-year-old girl at a Cobb County hotel is confirmed to be a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force and a member of the Georgia Air National Guard, authorities said. Lt. Col. Willie Newson, 47, was placed on [...]

US Air Force officer convicted of multiple sexual assaults

D’Andre Johnson A junior Air Force officer stationed at Georgia’s Moody Air Force Base was found guilty of sexual assault this past weekend. Second Lieutenant D’Andre Johnson of the 23rd Logistics Readiness Squadron was found guilty by a panel of his peers on two charges of sexual assault. According to WTXL, Johnson was [...]

US Airman found dead in South Korea has been identified

Capt. Joonki Min, an emergency room nurse with the 51st Medical Operations Squadron, has died at Osan Air Base in South Korea. (Airman 1st Class Ilyana A. Escalona/Air Force) An emergency room nurse assigned to the 51st Medical Operations Squadron has been identified as the airman that was found dead on Monday. Capt. Joonki [...]

By | November 30th, 2018|Air Force / Air Power, Featured|0 Comments

USAF Colonel, call sign “Snatch,” lost job for taking F-16 on joyride to visit girlfriend

The former head of the Vermont Air National Guard reportedly took his F-16 to answer the “call of booty,” abusing his authority to fly the aircraft to his Army girlfriend in Washington, DC. Now-retired Colonel “Snatch” Thomas Jackman was sacked from his position as head of the 158th Fighter Wing in 2015, after it was [...]

By | November 28th, 2018|Air Force / Air Power, Leadership and Managing|0 Comments

Minot bomb squadron commander removed, replaced the same day

Lt. Col Paul Goossen and other servicemembers take part in a holiday conference call with President Donald Trump at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Dec. 24, 2017. Goossen was removed from command of the 69th Bomb Squadron due to a loss of trust and confidence from his failure to maintain a professional workplace environment. [...]

By | November 27th, 2018|Air Force / Air Power, Leadership and Managing|0 Comments

Car of missing Air Force Academy cadet candidate found in park

A missing Air Force Academy cadet candidate’s vehicle was found Monday afternoon at the Longs Peak trailhead, Rocky Mountain National Park officials say. Micah Tice, 20, a student at the academy’s preparatory school, left his sponsor’s home in Colorado Springs on Thursday evening, an academy statement says. His parents, who live in Nevada, last spoke [...]

By | November 27th, 2018|Air Force / Air Power|0 Comments

Rookie pilot, call sign “Topgun,” and incorrect data blamed for F-22 crash

The pilot who wrecked a 90th Fighter Squadron F-22A Raptor shortly after takeoff is being held partially responsible following an investigation of the April crash. Incorrect takeoff & landing data and lax airmanship appear to be the reasons why the Alaska-based F-22 skidded on its belly at Nevada’s Naval Air Station Fallon on April 13, [...]

By | November 21st, 2018|Air Force / Air Power, Featured|0 Comments