$418M Kenyan arms deal bewilders lawmakers, USAF acquisition office accused of corruption

IOMAX USA INC's Archangel aircraft President Trump is spending his first weeks in office scrutinizing several contracts he believes aren’t in the financial best interest of the American taxpayer. However, it’s now being reported the previous administration may not have been acting quite as attentive when it approved a $418 million defense contract [...]

By | February 23rd, 2017|Air Force / Air Power, Government and Society|3 Comments

Former CMSAF Closes Out Career with Theatrical Waste of Time

Symbolically perfect. Here's the guy who presided over the evisceration of the enlisted corps. Massive manpower cuts combined with increasing requirements that made a mockery of the idea that airmen should have time to themselves. And how does he choose to be sent off? With a massive waste of time. The entire Air Staff stood [...]

By | February 22nd, 2017|Air Force / Air Power|16 Comments

Commander Embraces Basic Decency, Bans Nickelback in Workplace

In a decree reminiscent of the "no shirt, no shoes, no service" rule of yesteryear, a US Army officer has issued an order poised to restore fundamental decorum to his Command Post. No taste in music, no job in this command post. Fans of this so-called band are like the Yeti, or it's North American cousin, [...]

By | February 20th, 2017|Air Force / Air Power|14 Comments

Lodging Bureaucrats Continue to Harass Airmen, Discriminate Against Businesses

Last week, we told you about the Air Force's corporate decision to reverse a misguided interpretation of its lodging policy that was threatening to throw hundreds of TDY airmen into financial hardship. At the core of the issue was a desire held by bureaucrats to protect the viability of substandard, government-run hotels on military bases [...]

By | February 19th, 2017|Air Force / Air Power|5 Comments

‘Incoming Missile’ alert message accidentally sent to all airmen at Spangdahlem Air Base

The "incoming missile" message that was posted to Facebook with the addition of an emoji, along with the all clear follow up message that went out to airmen at the Spangdahlem Air Base on Tuesday. Senior leaders in Germany are being forced to take a reactive approach after an ‘incoming missile’ warning was [...]

By | February 17th, 2017|Air Force / Air Power|6 Comments

Retired Air Force general lashes out against accuser, brands her a liar

(Department of Defense) Investigation documents show that an Air Force general stripped of two stars and $60 thousand in annual-retirement pay feels his accuser is no more than a liar hell bent on enriching herself. Gen. Arthur Lichte, who had been a four-star officer in charge of Air Force Mobility Command, was demoted in [...]

By | February 15th, 2017|Air Force / Air Power, Leadership and Managing|9 Comments

Air Force Reverses Course on Lodging Policy

Once in a while, social media activism works.  Last week, we featured a story about an Air Force ruling forcing pilots attending long-term training to pay for their own lodging. The move put hundreds of pilots behind the 8-ball for thousands of dollars in lodging debt. https://www.jqpublicblog.com/so-much-for-wingman-culture-pentagon-ignores-federal-travel-regulation-steals-from-airmen/ Commentary here argued that the ruling, issued by [...]

By | February 14th, 2017|Air Force / Air Power|6 Comments
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