“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|11 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 [...]

Drunk on VIP Culture, Air Force Employs NCOs as House Servants

Anyone who has seen the movie "The Big Short" may remember a key scene exposing the depth of deviant conduct in the mortgage industry that led to 2008 meltdown of the entire financial system. Investors visiting Florida to assess risk in the mortgage industry visit with two mortgage brokers who make no effort to hide [...]

By | January 27th, 2017|Air Force / Air Power, General|35 Comments

A Soldier’s Story of Survival after Being Falsely Accused of Sexual Assault in the U.S. Army

PFC Thomas Chestnut My name is Thomas Chestnut, I am 28 years old. About four years ago (2012) I joined the army to become a medic. I wanted to save lives and help others. Unknown to me, during this time the Army had started a politically motivated “war” against men, supposedly to stop [...]

By | January 26th, 2017|General, Military, National Defense, Organizations, Reform, Veterans|5 Comments

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 [...]

Air Force Fitness Test Debacle: Another Leadership Failure

Among the many poor decisions made by Mark Welsh during his tenure as Chief of Staff was a decree that he would not even consider substantial changes to the service's fitness program despite sound arguments from airmen at all levels that it wasn't effectively supporting the mission. When a four-star makes such a decree in [...]

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