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Management by Spokesperson Doth Never Prosper

Management by Spokesperson Doth Never Prosper

After more than a week of obfuscation and stonewalling, the Air Force proclaimed on January 26th that it had opened an Inspector General (IG) investigation into recent comments by Major General James Post. A spokesman, apparently one with a future in stand-up comedy, called the investigation “timely.” The only thing timely about it is that […]

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Creeping Fascism in the (un?)American Air Force?

Creeping Fascism in the (un?)American Air Force?

Update: Senator John McCain (R-AZ) has called upon Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James to investigate the incident that gave rise to this essay. Read more here. Last week, a 2-star Air Force general reportedly accused some of his own people of treason. Not because they were cowardly in the face of adversaries […]

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You’ve Been Passed Over. (Merry Christmas). Signed, Anonymous Henchman.

You’ve Been Passed Over. (Merry Christmas). Signed, Anonymous Henchman.

Below is a reproduction of an email received by an Air Force major just before Christmas. It was shared with JQP on the condition of anonymity. +++++++++++++++++++++From: AFPC/DPSOO OFFICER PROMOTIONS BRANCHSent: Tuesday, December 23, 2014To: Cc: Subject: FOUO: PROMOTION RESULTS FOR 8 SEP 14 SSB – MAJOR XXXX: ACKNOWLEDGE RECEIPT WITHIN 72 HOURS OF THIS […]

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Air Force Culture: the Vector is Still Wrong in 2015

Air Force Culture: the Vector is Still Wrong in 2015

The graphic below was posted on the Air Force’s official facebook feed on New Year’s Eve with the caption “this year has flown by, and we’re already gearing up for new challenges and opportunities in 2015. What are your goals for the upcoming year?” I’ve been warning throughout 2014 that the Air Force’s culture is […]

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A Look Back and a Look Ahead Through John Q’s Scope

A Look Back and a Look Ahead Through John Q’s Scope

  Whatever the John Q. Public community represents as the clock rolls over to 2015, it started more modestly. This is axiomatic, since nothing could be more unexceptional than the objectives that gave rise to this blog. JQP started as a recently retired officer’s vehicle to (hopefully) slightly, marginally raise the public chatter level concerning key challenges […]

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But Seriously . . . a Note About the Air Force Band Program

But Seriously . . . a Note About the Air Force Band Program

Over the last few months, the JQP community has been periodically electrified with debate about the role and relevance of the Air Force’s burgeoning band program. At times, the verbal fisticuffs have devolved into exchanges of sophomoric jabs, with band members and apologists exhibiting insecurity and faux victimization syndrome on one side while their critics have […]

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The Twelve Days of Airpower Christmas

The Twelve Days of Airpower Christmas

On the Twelfth Day of Christmas, the Air Force Gave to Me . . .  . . . Twelve Strafing Passes Despite an Air Force push to send it to the boneyard (hotly contested by many, including the service’s own combat controller community), the A-10 continued to support troops in contact throughout the past year, saving countless […]

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