Finally Free: Army helps Air Force extract Humvee stuck in muddy Montana bog

  An Army National Guard Chinook finally removes the stuck Air Force Humvee. Credit: Maj. Christopher Lende. An Air Force security forces Humvee (High Mobility Multipurpose Utility Vehicle) stuck in the mud since early April is now free thanks to the Montana Army National Guard. The Billings Gazette reports a helicopter crew returned [...]

By | April 25th, 2017|General|1 Comment

2-Year Old Finance Screw-up Poised to Create Hardship for Hundreds of Junior Airmen

As Air Force senior leaders struggle mightily to address morale, they continue to get "help" from all the standard support agencies. This time, it's Finance's turn. It's yet another example of avoidable mistakes creating sizeable consequences with zero noticeable accountability. And as usual, it's those toward the bottom of the rank structure who will pay [...]

By | March 31st, 2017|Air Force / Air Power, General|24 Comments

Veterans unable to sign up for Veterans Affairs Burn Pit Registry

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) launched the Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry in June 2014 to better understand the long-term health effects of service members’ exposure to burn pits and other airborne hazards during deployment. The use of burn pits is a common waste-disposal practice at military locations outside the United States [...]

By | March 16th, 2017|General, Military, Veterans|11 Comments

Sponsored: Seven must know concepts for carrying a firearm for protection

This article is brought to you by Ballistol -"the world's most useful and environmentally friendly lubricant since 1904." In the face of an ever-uncertain and changing world, many Americans have chosen to step up their personal protection game by lawfully carrying a concealed firearm. In fact, a study by the Crime Prevention Research Center shows that [...]

By | February 28th, 2017|General|1 Comment

“Clueless” E-9 Totally Reverses Position on Service Morale

Here's what E-9 Shelina Frey said about Air Force morale back in November: Here's a sample of what I wrote about her remarks at the time. "It’s one thing to make a hollow statement when substance is needed. It’s another to actively misrepresent the truth for politics’ sake ... [b]ut it’s another still, and a far more [...]

By | February 25th, 2017|General|14 Comments

CSAF Takes Huge Pilot Retention Risk, Lobbies for Civilian Hiring Restrictions on Air Force Pilots

In aviation parlance, the back side of the power curve is known as the "region of reverse command." In normal flight, a pilot controls altitude by changing pitch and controls airspeed with throttle setting. In the region of reverse command, the aircraft is in slow flight configuration, and these inputs must be reversed. Gen. Dave [...]

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 [...]

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