Three US Air Force Airmen died in a U-28A crash on Tuesday:
Capt. Andrew Becker, 33, was a pilot for the 318th Special Operations Squadron. He was from Novi, Michigan, and is survived by his spouse, mother and father.
Capt. Kenneth Dalga, 29, was a combat systems officer for Read more
In an awkwardly timed piece on “Immigrant Airmen,” the US Air Force published profiles on five Airmen from the deployed 407th Air Expeditionary Group who immigrated to the United States.
As a nation founded by immigrants, the U.S. has long drawn its strength through the diversity of its citizens.
The complexity of global challenges the U.S. faces today can only be overcome by capitalizing on all the resources at its disposal, including leveraging its greatest strength – its people.
It’s probably a bit of melodrama for an article on immigrant diversity to say it is the only way the Nation can overcome “global challenges.” Still, the general sentiment is understood.
What is unusual is the US Air Force stepping into politics, as President Trump — who ultimately commands the Air Force — has faced criticism for his immigration policies, primarily Read more
The comic strip of the Air Force Times recently took a swipe at the ever-present malcontent Michael “Mikey” Weinstein:
Weinstein, never one to pass on free publicity, immediately issued a press release and even paid for an advertisement on Facebook proclaiming the “huge homage“. (It would seem he needs to look up the definition of that word.) Where Mikey Weinstein apparently feels he has “arrived,” others see (the reality) that Mikey Weinstein has become a cultural punch line.
Of course, the beauty of a successful lampoon is Read more
The Air National Guard’s 177th Fighter Wing in New Jersey recently published an article announcing it had commissioned 1Lt Anita Morris as its new chaplain. Interestingly, the relatively short piece on the new unit’s religious representative managed to say nothing about religion; in fact, discounting the word “chaplain,” the only word remotely related to the chaplain’s field was one occurrence of “spiritual.” Otherwise:
History was made [when] Morris became the first African-American female to serve as chaplain in the history of the 177th Fighter Wing.
“It was met with great humility and gratitude to know I am the first,” Morris said.
The article was happy to communicate Lt Morris’ race and gender, but Read more
Commandant of the Marine Corps General Robert Neller released a video addressing the social media “nude photo scandal” saying, among other things, that those who participated or were aware but did not report it were “not true warriors.”
He also said [emphasis added]: Read more
Michael “Mikey” Weinstein has filed an IG complaint because Air Force Global Strike Command included “pray” in listing five focus areas for its “Year of the Family” [emphasis added]:
Air Force Global Strike Command is dedicating 2017 to Airmen, their loved ones and the total force at large. We are calling this year “The Year of the Family,” and will focus our efforts on areas that greatly affect our Strikers and their families. These areas include where our Airmen live, learn, play, pray and receive care.
Weinstein has yet to release a statement (other than using the standard accusation of “unconstitutional“) and appears to have been scooped by his own supporters. He did release two complainant emails, obviously written for public consumption, citing AFGSC’s use of the word “pray” in the article quoted above.
The problem? That’s not even AFGSC’s word.
It’s from ObamaCare.
In 2013, Read more
FoxNews’ Todd Starnes reports on an email he received from a US Air Force Airman with a list of words and phrases that a senior Air Force leader reportedly said might be considered offensive:
Now, to be fair there were some legitimately offensive and racially charged words and phrases on the list. But also included on the list were the words boy and girl…
Here’s a partial list of some of the dubious words and phrases deemed troublesome by the Air Force:
3. You People
5. Blacklist Read more
When a highway was widened on Fort Bragg several years ago, “prehistoric remains” were recovered:
The only surviving remains came from the hardest part of the body – tooth enamel – estimated to date to 5,000 B.C.
The discovery of the remains, coupled with requirements of a 1990 law known as the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, spurred a partnership with modern Indian tribes…
Ultimately, Fort Bragg worked with the tribes to Read more