E-9 Attempts to Restrict Protected Speech

Chief Master Sergeant Donald W. Stroud had the following email sent to the masses of the 388th Fighter Wing earlier this week on his behalf. Yes, it was so important he didn't do it himself. Have a look. Take a moment to let the irony of quoting Patrick Henry in a message seeking to smother individual [...]

You Had One Job, Episode 1

Welcome to a new series here at JQP. One celebrating the glorious ineptitude of those of who so little is asked, and who still manage to under-deliver. Take a look at the citation below and see if you can spot the major flaw. To assist those with detail orientation similar to the Cro-magnon who created this, [...]

USAF, Secretary of Defense give final farewell to Deborah James

In an Air Force Farewell Ceremony today at Joint Base Andrews, outgoing Secretary Deborah Lee James said it was an honor to serve as the service’s secretary the past three years. The 23rd Secretary of the Air Force, and only the second woman to serve in the post since Sheila Windall (1993-1997), James was appointed [...]

By | January 11th, 2017|Air Force / Air Power, Leadership and Managing|8 Comments

Air Force’s future must be defined to remain relevant, effective

Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James coins members of Team Whiteman who helped organize her visit to Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Nov. 9, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Danielle Quilla) With curtain call fast approaching for the Obama administration and Secretary James’ tenure coming to a fast [...]

By | January 9th, 2017|Air Force / Air Power, Leadership and Managing|0 Comments

Air Force to Fix Crippling Manpower Shortage by Adding 4,000 New Recruits

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein says the service is 30,000 airmen short of what it needs to meet requirements. We know this is an understatement because his recently retired predecessor -- now a board member at Northrop-Grumman -- admitted the shortage was at least 15% across the board, or 48,000 airmen. Luckily, help [...]

Air Force Force Prohibits Airmen from Drinking Alcohol During Trump’s Inauguration

Without explaining its rationale, the Air Force has issued a peculiar and eyebrow-raising order heightening military readiness and banning booze consumption among the 40,000 airmen assigned to Washington, D.C. for the 60-hour period encompassing Donald Trump's inauguration. The full order, issued by Maj. Gen. Darryl Burke on December 5th and also aimed at civil service members, is [...]

When it comes to the F-35, It Really Is As Simple as Trump Makes It

For the first time in a long time, the nation has a chief executive (to-be) actually wading into the subject of the military industrial complex. No one knows exactly who is whispering in Trump's ear on this subject, but his theme is quite simple: he cares about how much things cost. This is bad news [...]

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