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F-16 joyride to visit girlfriend cost head of Vermont Air Guard his job

December 1, 2018

From the Air Force Times website

The former head of the Vermont Air National Guard, Col. Thomas Jackman, was quickly removed from command in early 2015 after taking an F-16 to visit his girlfriend in Washington, D.C., according to a report on the local website

Jackman allegedly exchanged flirtatious emails for weeks with an unidentified female Army colonel who worked at the Pentagon, the report said, and he set up a rendezvous with her under the guise of a work trip in January 2015. He used his authority as commander of the 158th Fighter Wing to take an F-16 to a base near the Pentagon, possibly Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, as a fierce snowstorm bore down on Burlington, Vermont, and indeed the entire East Coast, that almost scuttled his trip.

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