"...do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic..."

"For the good of the Air Force, for the good of the armed services and for the good of our country, I urge you to reject convention and careerism..."
- Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Maxwell AFB, April 21, 2008

"You will need to challenge conventional wisdom and call things like you see them to subordinates and superiors alike."
- Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, United States Air Force Academy, March 4, 2011

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Into the Mouth of the Domestic Cat

Congratulations buddy.  Few of us have flown into the mouth of the cat, and survived.  Even fewer have flown into the mouth of the domestic cat, and come out on the other side.

We survived to fight another day though.  And we've proved that the Air Force does the right thing from time to time.  I am proud to see Air Force processes work correctly yet again.  These are war stories we need to get out to the youngsters, so they'll know they can stand up with courage, and that the Air Force may very well ultimately do right by them.  Good on our service for doing the right thing ultimately.

"Hold your breath.  Make a wish.  Count to three... Want to change the Air Force?  ....... [long pause, while the government issued pub flies to the back of the jet]...  There's nothing to it...."


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