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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

“You Are Not Below-the-Zone”

This slice of developmental street wisdom has been circulating among Air Force officers over the past year on various websites and via email. It has become popular and resonant with many grappling to wrap their minds around the mess the service has made of mentorship and officer development.  The piece is attributed Maj. Christopher Keown, [...]