Airman who went AWOL with issued sidearm arrested by Japanese police; sent to US for mental treatment

Air traffic controllers from the 18th Operations Support Squadron visually scan the Kadena flightline for safety risks in the ATC tower at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Dec. 18, 2018. (Photo by Nacho Anazawa) A US Airman in Okinawa created an international incident last month after he went AWOL and ran rogue through Japan [...]

By | January 7th, 2019|Air Force / Air Power|0 Comments

US Strategic Command apologizes for New Year’s New York bombing tweet

The US Strategic Command made a critical mistake over the New Year’s holiday after they posted a chest-thumping message on Twitter regarding their capabilities- they deleted the tweet and apologized. Boasting about its readiness and strike abilities while making a tongue-in-cheek reference to dropping the Time Square ball in Manhattan, New York, the US Strategic [...]

By | January 2nd, 2019|Air Force / Air Power|0 Comments

Air Force defends airmen with pro-Trump merchandise in Germany

STUTTGART, Germany— U.S. Air Forces Europe said troops holding “Make America Great Again” hats during President Donald Trump’s visit Thursday to Ramstein Air Base were not in violation of military rules that prohibit taking part in partisan activities while in uniform. “There is no rule against Airmen bringing personal items to be signed by the [...]

By | December 28th, 2018|Leadership and Managing|0 Comments

First building being repaired at Tyndall AFB after Hurricane Michael almost completed

The 325th Fighter Wing F-22 Raptor flight simulator building roof at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., is nearing completion. The roof has been a top priority for leaders and is the first roof to be completed on the base. The entire building is slated to be finished by mid-January. One goal of the Program [...]

By | December 27th, 2018|Air Force / Air Power|0 Comments

Weeks before retirement, MSgt threatens to kill coworkers; arrested with 70 firearms

Rogue Diegel (Facebook/Air Force) An Air Force veteran was three weeks from retirement as a civilian Air Force employee when he allegedly threatened to murder co-workers at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, resulting in an arrest and subsequent seizure of over 70 firearms by police. Former Michigan Air National Guard Master Sergeant Roque [...]

By | December 19th, 2018|Air Force / Air Power, Leadership and Managing|0 Comments

Air Force Base secretary faked payroll for 17 years, giving herself an extra $1.46 million

Screenshot from video below NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — A former employee at Langley Air Force Base admitted Wednesday that she bilked the federal government out of $1.46 million — mainly by faking the amount of overtime she worked over 17 years. Michelle M. Holt, 52, was a civilian secretary at the base, where [...]

By | December 14th, 2018|Leadership and Managing|0 Comments

President nominates Lt. Gen. Bunch to command the Air Force Materiel Command

Lt. Gen. Arnold W. Bunch Jr. has been nominated by the president for a fourth star to become the next commander of Air Force Materiel Command at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. He currently serves as military deputy, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition at the Pentagon in Arlington, Va. [...]

By | December 13th, 2018|Air Force / Air Power, Leadership and Managing|0 Comments