57th Weapons Squadron Facebook

In February, the Air Force announced it had relieved the commander of the 57th Weapons Squadron out of Joint Base McGuire-Dix Lakehurst in New Jersey “due to a loss of confidence in his abilities to carry out his duties.” But a new report from Air Force Times, based on an incident report obtained by the news outlet, shows that the commander, Lt. Col. Charles Polomsky, was fired after being caught by his subordinates hitting the sauce a little too hard in the office in the middle of a work day.

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Air Force photo/Senior Airman Janelle Patiño

The Air Force’s persistent retention problems have driven the branch to offer a variety of enticements for pilots and airmen to stay in uniform. The latest of these attempts may seem counterintuitive, but there’s a lot of information backing it up: expanding opportunities for sabbaticals from active duty for as long as three years, through the Career Intermission Program.

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