Air Force base water likely caused cancer, according to federal health report

The Air Force Civil Engineer Center began a second round of drinking water sampling Aug. 1 at the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base, Michigan. The Air Force is re-sampling 54 private drinking water wells and two municipal wells near the installation to determine if perfluorooctanoic and perfluorooctanesulfonic acids, or PFOS and PFOA, levels have [...]

By | August 13th, 2018|Air Force / Air Power, Military Families|0 Comments

Former F-16 fighter pilot named Pacific Air Forces commander

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr., U.S. Air Forces Central Command commander, talks with Airmen assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, July 25, 2015. Brown met with Airmen from BAF and Kandahar Airfield during his tour of Afghanistan and got a first-hand look at how [...]

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

Yokota Wing Commander Diagnoses and Fixes Wrong Problem

Much was made about a "feel good" story recently reported by Stars and Stripes and later picked up by our sister publication Popular Military. The way the story goes, Col. Kenneth Moss, commander of the 374th Airlift Wing at Yokota Air Base in Japan, arrived to the base's Enlisted Club to participate in some sort [...]

By | July 7th, 2018|Air Force / Air Power|0 Comments

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

Mike Silva: Poster Child for the Air Force’s Corrupt Court System

News came on April 24th that the Air Force had decided to drop all remaining charges against MSgt. Mike Silva, at long last drawing the curtain on a shameful saga of injustice and corruption. For Silva, it was an outcome he'd dreamt about for years while locked away in a jail cell, his life and [...]

By | May 13th, 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