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The Air Force on Wednesday relieved Maj. Gen. William T. Cooley, the commander of the Air Force Research Laboratory, citing "a loss of confidence in his ability to lead" with regards to alleged misconduct which is currently under investigation.
General Arnold W. Bunch Jr., commander of Air Force Materiel Command, determined that "new leadership was necessary to ensure good order and discipline and continue" AFRL's high performance, the Air Force said in a statement on Thursday.
3 civilians tried entering a Hawaii military base in a car reeking of weed with a dud mortar round in the backseat
Murphy's law was out in force on Tuesday night, when three civilians triggered a lockdown at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam after base security found what looked like explosive ordnance in the backseat of their car which, incidentally, also reeked of weed.
An Explosive Ordnance Disposal team was called to the scene as the civilians were taken into custody, and base traffic was shut down for several hours, base officials said in a statement. But it turns out the ordnance was just a mortar training round, with no explosive material inside, Chuck Anthony, a spokesman for JBPHH, told Task & Purpose.
A Montana airman was found dead by local police on Tuesday, prompting an ongoing investigation, said Air Force Col. Jennifer Reeves, commander of the 341st Missile Wing, Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont., in a Facebook post on Wednesday.
Staff Sgt. Manuel Trevino, Jr., of the 841st Missile Security Forces Squadron, was found dead by the Cascade County Sheriff department, Reeves said. Though Reeves did not specify how Trevino died, or where he was found, the colonel urged airmen to reach out for help if they are going through a hard time.
"This is me talking, Airmen. Please…there's nothing we can't handle," Reeves wrote. "We've helped with finances, break-ups, depression, and other struggles. And let's be honest…we've all had our versions of these same struggles. Nothing is more important than your life. I'm asking you to reach out."
The Air Force made history last month by commissioning 2nd Lt. Saleha Jabeen as the first female Muslim chaplain candidate in the military. Though the commission marks a new chapter in American military history, it is only the latest in a long spiritual journey for Jabeen that started 14 years ago, when she first came to the U.S. as an international student from India.
At the time, Jabeen thought she would earn a Masters of Business Administration and make her mark in the corporate world, Jabeen wrote in a blog post for the Muslim American Leadership Alliance. But after experiencing bigotry and prejudice in the U.S., Jabeen realized she wanted to study Islam to better understand her identity as a Muslim.
The Pentagon is kicking out 21 Saudi Arabian military students who were training in the United States, after an investigation found the students were posting jihadi or anti-American content on social media or making "some kind of contact" with child pornogaphy, Pentagon spokeswoman Alyssa Farah said in a statement Monday.
The investigation came in response to the fatal shooting of three Americans last month at Naval Air Station Pensacola, where the gunman, a 21-year-old Saudi Air Force officer training there, was shot to death by local police. Eight others were wounded.
The Declaration of Independence says that all men are created equal… but some seem to really push the envelope on that notion. One of them is Jonny Kim, who is not only one of NASA's newest astronauts, but is also a graduate of Harvard Medical School and an active-duty Navy lieutenant with a distinguished combat record after serving with SEAL Team Three.
With such an impressive resume, the 35-year-old Kim seems to have achieved three lifetimes' worth of childhood dreams in one. But, according to a 2017 profile of the sailor for the Harvard Gazette, Kim started out with a feeling we can all relate to: a lack of self-confidence.