WHY WAS SECOND-IN-COMMAND AT 20TH FIGHTER
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Back in the bad old days of Stalinist Russia, when a big shot fell into disfavor, he usually ended up in the Gulag as a slave laborer, while any trace of him from before was abruptly erased
Just as soon as we were tipped by a C.I. that well-liked Col. William R. Jones had been fired as the number two man in the 20th Fighter Wing at Shaw AFB, we headed to the base home page to see if his official Air Force bio was still up. It wasn't.
"The requested biography no longer exists, or you do not have access to view it," read the curt notice. Perhaps the top brass at the South Carolina installation wish Jones didn't exist either. At any rate, the senior pilot's career - which began when he was an enlisted man at Tyndall AFB Florida in 1993 - is basically over.
All we could get from a USAF flak was, Jones got the axe because his commanding officer, Col. Stephen Jost, "lost confidence" in the officer's ability to perform his duties. No further explanation.
If there's no court-martial in the offing, then we'll know it didn't involve sexual misconduct. We may never know exactly why this 23-year veteran was dismissed. Jones had been on base since April 2014. Now he's been reassigned to headquarters, 9th Air Force, at Shaw.
The command pilot, with more than 2,000 hours in the air, is not an Air Force Academy ring-knocker. He earned his commission out of AFROTC.
If any of you out there want to supplement our reports from CI's at Shaw, please contact us at once. Your identity will, of course, be protected. Thank you.