Author Stephen Losey

Maj. Gen. Peggy Poore took command of the Air Force Personnel Center in an Aug. 1 ceremony at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph. Poore succeeds Maj. Gen. A.J. Stewart, who led AFPC for three years and will retire today after 32 years of service. “We picked the right person, at the right place, at the right time,” Lt. Gen. Darrell Jones, the Air Force’s deputy chief of staff for manpower, personnel and services, said during the change of command ceremony. “An organization like this is something a lot of officers grow up wanting to command. We know you are going to…

If you’re a fan of the 1983 film “The Right Stuff” — and I suspect more than a few of you are — you’ve got a treat coming this fall. Warner Bros. is releasing the classic film on high definition Blu Ray Nov. 5 to mark its 30th anniversary. “The Right Stuff,” which was adapted from Tom Wolfe’s equally terrific book, chronicles the birth of the American space program. But for my money, the early scenes that explore the high-risk, often-fatal lives of test pilots at Edwards Air Force Base during the 1950s are just as compelling as the story…

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