About the author: Michelle Zook

A native Texan currently living it up in Utah, Michelle served five years in the Air Force as an Air Battle Manager, attaining the rank of captain. These days, she's pursuing a MA Public Policy at Liberty University, learning the ropes as a military spouse, chasing two little ones around, staying caught up on the news, and trying not to meddle in her husband's career. She's a firm believer in states' rights, the Second Amendment and individual liberties.

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  • Abby

    Obama must have put these boys in their positions so he can have yes men at every level. It seems unusual for men who sign up to serve their country out of love and respect for America’s values would allow themselves to cheat. Sounds like opportunist who plotted with this administration as he (obama) puts his snitches in places of power.

  • AR154U

    Nothing new here,… the military core value “system” has been abused and trashed for decades! When you enlist you are asked a series of questions,.. an honest answer is expected ! Are you a convicted felon? Are you a member of a group that wants to overthrow the US government? Are you a homosexual?,.. any YES response to these usually meant rejection,.. Now today you are a victim of society and are encouraged to enlist and re-enlist !!… There is no longer a “core value system” anywhere!

  • helioquois

    Where is Curt LeMay when you really need him? Our nuclear Air Force continues to lose its way and no longer inspires young leaders to get it right every day. I wonder what these guys were doing instead of becoming experts in their job.

    Once again, it is the failure in discipline. And in today’s inclusive Air Force, the proposed solution is an HR one…pay them more, so they will feel they are valued more.

    How about training to standards and dismissing from service those that continue to fail? Do that once or twice, especially in today’s economy, and you will see passing results on these tests.

    Also, any discipline meted out upon their Commanders? Where is their culpability in not setting up a cycle of continuous training to ensure the young Airmen passed their tests? It is the Commander’s responsibility, and ultimately their failure, to ensure competence and proficiency of those Airmen assigned to their squadrons.

    What happened to them?

    In the old days of SAC (Strategic Air Command), they would bust your balls for this kind of stuff. Now it appears they are working to fix perception with pay increases instead of fixing the problem: poor performance, and possibly, disengaged leadership.

    Why was this in the news?

  • John Johnson

    The AF is a bunch of pampered wusses… GO NAVY!

    • jtl1

      Well, the Navy had Admiral Rickover–he would have known what to do with cheaters.

  • Larry

    Pay and allowances has little or no influence on “morale”. Morale is influenced by leadership. As an exAF leader, I say kick the cheaters out with prejudice, fire the squadron commander and replace him/her/it with someone with proven leadership skills.

  • Bruce

    RIF time!!!

  • marineh2ominer

    You are , of course referring to the United Nations Air Force , although Americans pay and support them there is no longer a United States Air Force . And to a lesser degree but growing this is true of ALL former United States Armed forces .

  • Saltporkdoc

    Hey, Why not? After all their Commander in Chief is a liar and cheat too!

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