President nominates Lt. Gen. Bunch to command the Air Force Materiel Command

Lt. Gen. Arnold W. Bunch Jr. has been nominated by the president for a fourth star to become the next commander of Air Force Materiel Command at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. He currently serves as military deputy, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition at the Pentagon in Arlington, Va. [...]

By | December 13th, 2018|Air Force / Air Power, Leadership and Managing|0 Comments

USAF aircraft that monitor Russia are barley operable, one aircraft flies over 50% of missions

An OC-135B Observation Aircraft with the 45th Reconnaissance Squadron, Offutt AFB, Neb., goes through pre-flight checks Jan. 16 at Joint Base Andrews. The OC-135B is used to conduct observation flights in support of the Open Skies Treaty. The US surveillance planes used to openly monitor Russian forces are nearing the end of their [...]

USAF Lt. Colonel arrested at hotel during FBI child sex sting operation

A man arrested earlier this week during an FBI sex sting for allegedly trying to meet a 14-year-old girl at a Cobb County hotel is confirmed to be a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force and a member of the Georgia Air National Guard, authorities said. Lt. Col. Willie Newson, 47, was placed on [...]

US Air Force officer convicted of multiple sexual assaults

D’Andre Johnson A junior Air Force officer stationed at Georgia’s Moody Air Force Base was found guilty of sexual assault this past weekend. Second Lieutenant D’Andre Johnson of the 23rd Logistics Readiness Squadron was found guilty by a panel of his peers on two charges of sexual assault. According to WTXL, Johnson was [...]

Air Force squadron commander fired for drawing pictures of male genitals

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 29th, 2018|Leadership and Managing|0 Comments

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