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Fired Nuke Commander Will Retire at Lower Rank

Maj. Gen. Michael Carey

Associated Press | Apr 10, 2014

WASHINGTON  — The two-star Air Force general fired last fall as commander of the nuclear missile corps because of alcohol-fueled misbehavior will retire in June at a lower rank, the Air Force said Thursday. Maj. Gen. Michael Carey was commander of 20th Air Force, with responsibility for the entire fleet of 450 Minuteman 3 nuclear missiles, when... more

AF Vice Commander Relieved Over Emails to Woman

Then-Air Force Lt. Col. James Gifford Jr. (U.S. Air Force photo)

 | Apr 07, 2014

The vice commander of the Air Force's 12th Flying Training Wing at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph has been relieved after investigators learned he exchanged emails with the wife of a subordinate officer. The messages were sent in 2007 while Col. James Gifford Jr. served at Vance AFB in Oklahoma, where he was director of operations with the 8th... more

AF Relieves CO of 90th Operations Group

Associated Press | Mar 28, 2014

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Wyoming has fired one of its senior officers. The firing of Col. Donald Holloway was announced Thursday. He served as commander of the 90th Operations Group at the base. Col. Tracey Hayes, commander of the 90th Missile Wing, cited a "loss of confidence" in Holloway's ability to lead. The move ca... more

Air Force Sacks Two Commanders in Europe

Lt. Col. Matthew Olson, right, assumes command of the 422nd Communications Squadron from Col. Charles Hamilton, left, 422nd Air Base Group commander at RAF Croughton, England. Brian Stives/Courtesy U.S. Air Force

Stars and Stripes | Mar 17, 2014

RAF MILDENHALL, England -- Two U.S. Air Force commanders in the 422nd Air Base Group at RAF Croughton have been relieved over a loss of confidence in their abilities. Col. Charles Hamilton, who commanded the base group since 2011, and Lt. Col. Matthew Olson, who commanded the 422nd Communications Squadron since July, were relieved of co... more

USS Germantown Commanding Officer Relieved

Cmdr. Jason Leach

Stars and Stripes | Mar 07, 2014

SASEBO NAVAL BASE, Japan -- The captain of the USS Germantown has been relieved of command for failure to use good judgment and uphold standards in relation to a sexual assault investigation involving one of the ship's top sailors, Navy officials said Monday. Cmdr. Jason Leach was removed Friday by Amphibious Force Seventh Fleet commander Rear ... more

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