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 [...]

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The Air Force Nosedive Will Continue Until it Deals with Toxic Commanders

The Air Force is losing its people. They're bailing out. The generals are asking how they can reverse this flow and once again make the service a place people want to stay. Part of the answer is that it must deal seriously and swiftly with toxic leadership, and make it clear the Air Force is [...]

Unlawful DLI Order Attempts to Abridge Servicemember Liberty

George Orwell famously said "[if] liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear." Apparently, US Army Colonel Phillip J. Deppert and those helping him run the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center believe it means nothing at all. In an email sent earlier this [...]

Special Forces vet took two guns, a knife, and a grudge into fatal meeting

A photo captures Steven Bellino wearing a beard, a hint that he might have been in a war zone in this undated picture. His half-brother, Scott Workman, said he was in Afghanistan. The Air Force accuses him of killing his squadron commander, but Workman and his family don't believe it. "My brother was not [...]

Columbus Controversy Exposes Leave Mismanagement

Over the past several days, we've receive several complaints from officers stationed at Columbus Air Force Base. They all relate a common claim: that commanders at the base are requiring some members to return early from leave to attend a commander's call on January 3, 2017. Specifically, some officers are saying that a particular commander wants [...]

Clueless.

What follows is going to be unsparingly and unapologetically harsh. If you're a fan of E-9 Shelina Frey and/or too squeamish to digest criticism targeting her miserably inept "leadership" style, this is your chance to bail out. Remember when Gen. Mark Welsh went before the Senate and said morale was "pretty darn good"? Airmen pretty [...]

Random O-4 Pulls Rank on CSAF, Restores Eliminated Additional Duty

On August 18th, Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and General David Goldfein signed a memorandum on the subject of eliminating additional duties and issued it to the Air Force. [James showed zero interest in this issue over the prior three years and helped create the problems being addressed, so she will henceforth [...]