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Like a newly-formed high school punk band, Space Force is figuring out its act. What should its uniforms look like? What should its rank structure be? When errant reporters refer to Space Force personnel as soldiers, how should angry space veterans correct them?
These are the important questions that need to be answered, and many airmen were delighted on Wednesday to see a message on the popular Facebook group Air Force amn/nco/snco asking for input.
An individual assigned to the Office of the Chief of Space Operations familiar with the planning process of the Space Force confirmed that the message was written by Chief Master Sgt. Amber Mitchell, a senior enlisted leader assigned to the new service.
The Air Force has begun the process of removing Col. Mark Visconi from the service after he was sentenced to five years in prison and another 15 years of supervised release for receiving child pornography, officials said.
Visconi, who pleaded guilty in October, was sentenced on Jan. 31 per a plea agreement with prosecutors, according to the Justice Department. Investigators found numerous child pornography images and videos after searching Visconi's laptop.
Your friend and humble narrator is getting pretty sick and tired of continuing problems with the F-35, the super-expensive wonder jet that might be ready for a war against China or Russia by the turn of the millennium.
Bloomberg's Tony Capaccio recently reported that the 25mm gun on the Air Force's F-35 variant STILL doesn't f**king work. This is not a new problem. It's one of the many issues that has plagued the F-35 program for years – and the defense industry seems in no rush to get things fixed.
In fact, both reports from 2018 and 2019 by Defense Department research, development, test, and evaluation describe the accuracy of the F-35A's gun as "unacceptable."
There's nothing quite like finding out that the nifty little trinket you blew a paycheck on when you were a junior enlisted service member is actually worth three-quarters of a million dollars. (Take that every SNCO who ever gave a counseling statement on personal finances.)
An F-15 is rocking a WWII paint job to honor a B-17 pilot who gave his life to save a wounded crewman
An F-15C Eagle is sporting a badass World War II-era paint job in honor of a fallen bomber pilot who gave everything to ensure his men survived a deadly battle.