Friday, November 30, 2018

Vermont Air Guard Commander Uses An F-16 For A Romantic Getaway

An F-16 Fighting Falcon pulls away from a KC-135 Stratotanker after aerial refueling, October 7, 2017. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Hampton Stramler)

Task & Purpose: When Booty Calls: A Vermont Air Guard Commander Allegedly Used An F-16 For A Romantic Getaway

The commander of the Vermont Air National Guard was quietly forced out of his job after bogarting an F-16 Fighting Falcon in what amounted to an interstate booty call with an Army officer in Washington, D.C., according to a salacious new investigation by VTDigger.

* Just a year after taking command of the Burlington-based 158th Fighter Wing, Col. Thomas Jackman “took an F-16 flight to Washington, D.C., for a work trip that doubled as a romantic rendezvous with a female Army colonel who worked at the Pentagon,” VTDigger’s Jasper Craven reports.
* “Jackman was scheduled to attend a conference at Andrews Air Force Base, located just outside Washington, D.C,” Craven reports. “While the Guard says pilots do not typically use their planes to attend conferences, Jackman as wing commander had ultimate authority.”

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WNU Editor: We are all guilty of doing something stupid in the name of love. I know I am guilty (multiple times).

Hat tip Fred for this link.


manstien said...

The call of booty. I MEAN DUTY! I bet it worked.

Dov Sar said...

This guy was married, and not to the woman he was rendezvousing with. This is a violation of the UCMJ, and using government equipment to do so.