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

Air Force general made comments about women, failed to report suicide attempts

The former deputy commander of the US Air Force Global Command -and grandson of the pilot who dropped the first atomic bomb in combat- reportedly made inappropriate comments while intoxicated and failed to report suicide attempts. An investigation into Brigadier General Paul Tibbets IV by the Inspector General revealed that he made inappropriate comments about [...]

By | October 30th, 2018|Air Force / Air Power, Leadership and Managing|0 Comments

Airman earns all of the top honors at Marine Corps Staff NCO Academy Advanced Course

Master Sgt. Aretha Boston, command staff superintendent of the 11th Medical Group here, poses for a portrait Oct. 24, 2018 on Joint Base Andrews. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Noah Sudolcan) On a muggy summer day in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, a Marine Corps instructor stood on a ledge overlooking a swamp. [...]

Air Force claims increased funding is improving readiness

The sun rises over a KC-135 Stratotanker at MacDill Air Force Base, October 4, 2018. It may seem quiet, but Team MacDill Airmen are behind the scenes preparing for an operational readiness assessment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Courtney Chapa) Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs: "Secretary of the Air [...]

By | October 10th, 2018|Air Force / Air Power, Leadership and Managing|0 Comments

Fired wing commander accepts plea deal for rubbing his genitals on airman

Col. John O. Howard. Air Force photo The US Air Force has reached a plea deal with a former mobility wing commander charged with a slew of crimes, including sexual assault, cruelty and maltreatment. Former 375th Air Mobility Wing commander Colonel John Howard has received non-judicial punishment under the Uniform Code of Military [...]

By | October 2nd, 2018|Air Force / Air Power, Leadership and Managing|0 Comments

Shaw AFB evacuates aircraft, non-mission-essential airmen in preparation for hurricane

SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. – Shaw AFB evacuated its F-16 CM Fighting Falcon aircraft today in preparation for Hurricane Florence. The evacuation follows Gov. Henry McMaster’s declaration of a state of emergency. Shaw AFB remains at Hurricane Condition 3 (HURCON 3), which indicates that winds of 58 mph or greater are possible within 48 [...]

By | September 12th, 2018|Air Force / Air Power, Leadership and Managing|0 Comments