Category Archives: Air Force

Diplomacy Round Up

Around the world of diplomacy, some good news! From America’s most effective diplomats, after Redlegs, a dash of awesome: “‘No Second Guesses:’ Selfridge Pilots Share Story of Emergency Landing” There’s an old saying in the Air Force: Any landing you … Continue reading

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Space Corps

Does this mean that their trainees will be known as Space Cadets.

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The US Space Corps

As part of its version of the 2018 Defense authorization bill, the House Armed Services Committee voted late Wednesday night to create a sixth branch of the U.S. armed forces: the U.S. Space Corps, which would absorb the Air Force’s … Continue reading

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Military-corporate welfare: same ole, same ole

The American Way of War is to spend a lot of money on stuff, and then prolong wars until the Defense Contractors (usually a closed circle of former flag officers, politicos, and entrepreneurs) find a new gadget and war to … Continue reading

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“Space Force”

You knew this was coming: “House Defense Panel Would Create Space Force”. A House Armed Services panel intends to create a new fighting force called Space Corps within the Air Force to improve the U.S. military’s ability to address threats … Continue reading

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Weekend Reading: Services’ Procurement Problems

The F-35 is Grounded again for the same Oxygen issues The Navy’s procurement problems. Army Aviation scrambling to find a Kiowa Replacement after it said UAS and the Apache could cover down.  

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The End of the World As the USAF Knows It!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The first three enlisted pilots for UAS graduated from school.  Now they are flying million dollar UAS.  I wonder when Congress will ask the question why the USAF needs commissioned pilots to fly million dollar airplanes.  I suspect the reason … Continue reading

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