“We lost another one,” Shaw Air Force base confirms death of Airman

An Airman at South Carolina’s Shaw Air Force Base has been confirmed dead, according to the commander of the 20th Fighter Wing. “Here we are again, I can’t believe it,” 20th FW commander Colonel Derek O’Malley said in a Facebook video, announcing the death of one of his Airmen. “I wake up everyday, my command [...]

By | August 14th, 2019|Air Force / Air Power, Featured, General|6 Comments

USAF commander apologizes for saying military suicides are for “chickenshits”

Col. Michael Miller, 2nd Bomb Wing commander, addresses Airmen at the 2nd Bomb Wing Quaterly Award ceremony at Barksdale Air Force Base La., April 26, 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Jacob B. Wrightsman) A bomb wing commander issued an apology for calling suicide a "chickenshit" action. 2nd BW commander Colonel Michael [...]

By | August 6th, 2019|Featured, General|0 Comments

US Air Force fireman arrested at Japanese airport with a loaded handgun

Terminal of Tokyo-Narita Airport in 2014. (Wikipedia Commons) An American firefighter employed by the US Air Force was arrested in Japan after a loaded handgun and magazine were found in his luggage. 43-year-old Michael Applegate was arrested at Narita International Airport in Chiba prefecture on Tuesday, having just arrived from the US. Applegate [...]

By | July 24th, 2019|General|3 Comments

CEO of “security think tank” says these are the worst USAF “money-pits”

An Afghan pilot conducts training in an A-29 Super Tucano over Kabul, Afghanistan as part of the Train Advise and Assist Command's (TAAC-Air) mission on Dec. 20, 2018. The mission of TAAC-Air is to train, advise and assist Afghan partners to develop a professional, capable and sustainable Afghan Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior [...]

By | July 8th, 2019|Air Force / Air Power, Featured, General|3 Comments

Airman tells his secret to get away with long hair and beard in the Air Force

For some new members of the Air Force, maintaining a "hip" appearance is more important than the Air Force's need for uniformity that -in theory- reinforces cohesion and discipline to achieve collective goals.

By | May 17th, 2019|Air Force / Air Power, General|5 Comments

USAF Major accused of tampering with evidence related to his wife’s disappearance

Major Andre Sean McDonald and his wife Nicole. A Major in the US Air Force Reserve was scheduled for a hearing this morning in relation to charges concerning the tampering of evidence and disappearance of his wife. Major Andre Sean McDonald, a cyber warfare officer based out of San Antonio, Texas, is currently [...]

By | March 27th, 2019|Air Force / Air Power, General|0 Comments

USAF promotes Wilson’s infrastructure plan before she steps down as Sec. of USAF

The US Air Force is adopting an Infrastructure Investment Strategy (abbreviated as I2S) praised and possibly created in part by former Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson, despite the fact that Wilson has resigned. The new strategy reportedly changes the way in which the USAF maintains its facilities, using a system that focuses on getting work [...]

By | March 22nd, 2019|General|0 Comments