29 Jul '14, 3pm

This week's letters to the editor: I am an Army Reserve air defense officer, commonly referred to by... #airforce

This week's letters to the editor: I am an Army Reserve air defense officer, commonly referred to by... #airforce

I am an Army Reserve air defense officer, commonly referred to by Air Force liaison officers as “Duckhunters.” On the civilian side, I am a major airline captain/pilot of a Boeing 737 with 10,000 hours of flight time. I admit — a rare career path that baffles my co-pilots who just separated from the Air Force. I spent $30,000 at civilian flight schools to achieve my position in life with no regrets and am making over $200,000 a year including salary, 401(k) matching and profit sharing. I read with disgust and laughter your July 14 article [“AF fighting — with cash — to keep fighter pilots”] concerning the misguided bonus scheme. It seems the Air Force is wasting our tax money in two areas: initial pilot training costs and retention bonuses. Why does it cost the Air Force $9 million to train a new pilot when someone like me can do it for $30,000 plus the airlines spending $...

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airforcetimes.com 29 Jul '14, 9pm

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon has lifted some flight restrictions on F-35 Joint Strike Fighters, while inspections will contin...

AF takes aim at obesity in dependents, retirees: The Air Force is taking aim at obesity among depend... #airforce

AF takes aim at obesity in dependents, retirees...

airforcetimes.com 26 Jul '14, 2pm

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Welsh gives Air Force top ethics marks; Congresswomen say comments are 'troubling': The Air Force's ... #airforce

Welsh gives Air Force top ethics marks; Congres...

airforcetimes.com 25 Jul '14, 3pm

WASHINGTON — The Air Force's top officer gives his service top marks for personal behavior, saying he is "very happy with ...

Wyoming Air Guard looks to improve planes: Wyom...

airforcetimes.com 27 Jul '14, 10pm

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German officer to serve as U.S. Army Europe's c...

armytimes.com 31 Jul '14, 7pm

A German Army brigadier general who recently served with NATO forces in Afghanistan is assuming duties as the chief of sta...

Everyone has an #AirForce story. This #Airman left the oil industry to serve as a #military officer.

Everyone has an #AirForce story. This #Airman l...

airforcelive.dodlive.mil 01 Aug '14, 7pm

By Capt. Freddie Stephens Air University Officer Training School This is my Officer Training School story. My journey to t...