Illegal Air Force Policy Places Conditions on Annual Leave

Members of the Air Force, regardless of rank, performance record, or degree of official approval, are entitled to 30 days of paid leave each year of service. Entitled. Not privileged. This entitlement is provisioned in public law. It is the will of the American people, ratified into the US Code by an act of Congress and signed into [...]

Air Force overhauling officer evaluations and promotions

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Cody answers questions from students attending Airmen Leadership School at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., Sept. 29, 2016. Cody answered questions ranging from tattoo and on-base firearm policies to enlisted promotion system changes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman [...]

Air Force IG Report Ignores Assault on Civilian in Travis Retirement Debacle

Back in April, a group of NCOs physically apprehended and forcibly removed a civilian from a retirement tribute at Travis Air Force Base. The civilian, Oscar Rodriguez, was an invited guest of the honoree, MSgt Chuck Roberson, who wanted him there to perform a recitation to accompany the folding of Roberson's retirement flag. When Rodriguez began [...]

What the Hell, IAVA?

If there is one thing the veteran population won't abide, it's bullshit. With its decisions and actions the past few weeks, Paul Rieckhoff's Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) has erected a towering monument of bullshit in its own name, and is now in reputational free-fall with the population it claims to represent. It's [...]

Chuck Yeager on Twitter: Breaking the Nonsense Barrier

Retired United States Air Force Brig. Gen. Charles E. "Chuck" Yeager poses for photographers after returning from his 65th anniversary of breaking the sound barrier flight aboard a 65th Aggressor Squadron F-15D Eagle piloted by Capt. David Vincent, 65th AGRS, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 14, 2012. Yeager became the first man to [...]

Air Force veterans accused of trying to fly US-bound United flight while drunk

Paul Grebenc (left) and Carlos Licona (right) are accused of attempting to fly a United airlines commercial flight while intoxicated. (U.S. Air Force/LinkedIn) Two United Airlines pilots, accused of being too drunk to fly their plane, caused a 10-hour delay for passengers boarding a transcontinental flight over the weekend. Both pilots, 35-year-old Paul [...]

By | August 29th, 2016|Military, Veterans|3 Comments

USAF pilot suing major commercial airline for being denied sick leave

United Airlines is in the sights of a US Air Force Reservist who was denied sick leave accrual during the periods he was conducting military service. According to the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago-based airline allegedly exempted military leave from the types of leave that allow employees to accrue sick time. Now-former USAF Reserves officer Lieutenant [...]

By | August 16th, 2016|Air Force / Air Power, Veterans|1 Comment