Openly gay general named as new USAFA commandant, MRFF questions why the USAF has not made public

Maj. Gen. Richard Clark, 8th Air Force commander, Col. Kristin Goodwin, 2BW outgoing commander and Col. Ty Neuman, 2nd Bomb Wing incoming commander, stand at attention at a change of command ceremony at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., May 20, 2016. Photo by Senior Airman Mozer Da Cunha The Air Force Academy superintendent [...]

By | March 21st, 2017|Air Force / Air Power, Leadership and Managing|20 Comments

Lt. Colonel’s unsecured backup drive exposes thousands of US Air Force documents

Security researchers discovered an unsecured hard drive containing sensitive data on the Air Force network, according to reports throughout mainstream media. The device, which purportedly belonged to a Lt. Col, revealed a trove of sensitive documents that included Personnel by Eligibility and Access Reports listing the names, rank and social security numbers for more than [...]

By | March 14th, 2017|Air Force / Air Power, Leadership and Managing|5 Comments

USAF removes posters displayed for years at Langley AFB following sexism complaints

A pair of posters quoting a 1955 Air Force manual were taken down at Langley Air Force Base after complaints they were sexist. (Military Religious Freedom Foundation) Several posters that had been on display for at least six years were removed from a wall at Langley Air Force Base after the National Organization [...]

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|13 Comments

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 [...]

Separation of church and state violation alleged at Wright-Patterson AFB

Lt. Gen. Robert P. Otto, Air Force’s Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance, passes the National Air and Space Intelligence Center’s guidon to Col. Sean P. Larkin, NASIC commander, during the center’s change of command ceremony at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, May 26. Hundreds of NASIC personnel attended the ceremony [...]

Revolving door politician tapped to be Secretary of Air Force

Col. Kevin McLaughlin (left to right), Rep. Silvestre Reyes, Dr. Ronald M. Sega, Rep. Heather Wilson, and Lt. Gen. C. Robert Kehler cut the ribbon for the joint Operationally Responsive Space Center at Kirtland Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force photo/Todd Berenger) President Donald Trump will nominate former U.S. Representative Heather Wilson to [...]

By | January 23rd, 2017|Air Force / Air Power, Leadership and Managing|6 Comments
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