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

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

Air Force’s only combat-ready F-35A units conduct combat power exercise

(U.S. Air Force Photo By Cynthia Griggs) The active duty 388th Fighter Wing and Air Force Reserve 419th Fighter Wing conducted a combat power exercise Nov. 19, launching dozens of F-35A Lightning IIs within a condensed period of time. As the Air Force’s only combat-ready F-35A units, the 388th and 419th FWs must [...]

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

Air Force Academy cadet faces court-martial for cocaine use

A cadet in the US Air Force Academy will likely face a court-martial next week, after he used cocaine and lied to investigators. Junior cadet Ethan Walton came to Colorado Springs from Georgia as a football recruit- but now faces a maximum sentence of up to 5 years in military penal custody. According to The [...]

By | November 16th, 2018|Air Force / Air Power|0 Comments

Air Force pilot killed, another injured during aircraft crash at Laughlin AFB

T-38C Talon (U.S. Air Force) A US Air Force pilot was killed and another seriously injured after their training aircraft crashed yesterday at Laughlin AFB, Texas. The T-38C Talon reportedly crashed at around 7:40 PM, sending Laughlin emergency crews scrambling to rescue survivors and put out any potential fires. According to Laughlin AFB’s [...]

By | November 14th, 2018|Air Force / Air Power|0 Comments

Airman and his wife murdered, found dead in their burning car

Kelly Jose and his wife Heather King-Jose (Facebook) A U.S. Air Force Reserves tech. sergeant, who worked as a civilian employee for the 2nd Logistics Readiness Squadron at Barksdale Air Force base was found dead with his wife on Thursday. According to police in Shreveport, Jose and his wife, Heather, succumbed to injuries sustained [...]

By | November 13th, 2018|Air Force / Air Power|0 Comments