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Former Blue Angels commander relieved of duty, Navy investigating captain's time in Pensacola
al.com ^ | April 18, 2014 at 4:16 PM, updated April 18, 2014 at 4:24 PM | Leada Gore

Posted on 04/19/2014 6:25:17 AM PDT by Wiz-Nerd

Capt. Gregory McWherter, executive officer of Naval Base Coronado in San Diego, was relieved of his duties by Vice Adm. William French, commander of Navy Installations Command. The move was made based on initial findings of an ongoing investigation into allegations of misconduct and an "inappropriate command climate" at the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, or Blue Angels, based at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla.

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1 posted on 04/19/2014 6:25:17 AM PDT by Wiz-Nerd
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To: Wiz-Nerd
allegations of misconduct and an "inappropriate command climate"

That could mean anything. Anything they want it to mean.

Under the "color of law", anything can happen to anyone, at any time, for any reason - or no reason at all.

2 posted on 04/19/2014 6:28:05 AM PDT by Old Sarge (TINVOWOOT: There Is No Voting Our Way Out Of This)
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To: Old Sarge
“Under the “color of law”, anything can happen to anyone, at any time, for any reason - or no reason at all.”

Yes. To the Gulag or re-education camp..

3 posted on 04/19/2014 6:31:03 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Wiz-Nerd

Most likely:

1. They found out he didn’t vote for Obama

OR

2. he was carrying a copy of the US Constitution in his billfold


4 posted on 04/19/2014 6:32:13 AM PDT by Iron Munro (NSA reports Malaysia Flight 370 black box signals detected in Bermuda Triangle)
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To: Wiz-Nerd
What happened in Pensacola?
Did he have lunch with a Republican?
5 posted on 04/19/2014 6:33:26 AM PDT by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: Old Sarge

It probably means the guys were raucous and having sex all the time


6 posted on 04/19/2014 6:34:59 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: mountn man

He may have taken a short trip to Palm Beach and had lunch with Rush. The eyes in the skies caught him.


7 posted on 04/19/2014 6:35:49 AM PDT by shadeaud (Be strong when you are weak.)
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To: yldstrk
It probably means the guys were raucous and having sex all the time

But not with each other as required.

8 posted on 04/19/2014 6:37:49 AM PDT by MNnice
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To: Wiz-Nerd

Probably was caught reading the Bible.


9 posted on 04/19/2014 6:41:06 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: MNnice

The purge continues.


10 posted on 04/19/2014 6:41:16 AM PDT by flaglady47 (Oppressors can tyranize only w/a standing army-enslaved press-disarmed populace)
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To: yldstrk
"It probably means the guys were raucous and having sex all the time."

The problem was these macho fly boys were having sex with women all the time. In today' military that in not very inclusive is it?

11 posted on 04/19/2014 6:48:46 AM PDT by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: flaglady47
Another one falls to the "Pen and the Phone."
12 posted on 04/19/2014 6:52:17 AM PDT by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war,and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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To: Wiz-Nerd
Word probably got to Obama or Hagel that he would not attack American citizens if ordered. The remedy: Get rid of him and replace him with someone that will. How? Look into his past, maybe he spit on the sidewalk or peed on a tree in his past, failing finding some in his past, manufacture something. Surely he has admired some woman's legs, certainly he has said to a lady, "You look good in that". He gone. The public says, That !@#%^ he got what he deserved. Thank you Obama, our god and messiah for protecting us, we will serve, worship, and serve you forever.

I gotta stop this, everytime I mention or hear "Obama" my bloodpressure goes so high that the top of my head jumps six inches each time my heart beats.

13 posted on 04/19/2014 6:52:26 AM PDT by sport
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To: flaglady47

Uh, a serious comment.............I would bet money it has “something” to do with some slight made relative to the homosexual war against heterosexual white males........


14 posted on 04/19/2014 6:52:41 AM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: Wiz-Nerd

more revelations from NSA??


15 posted on 04/19/2014 6:53:11 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Iron Munro

3-caught with a bible!


16 posted on 04/19/2014 6:53:26 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: Wiz-Nerd

And another one bites the dust...

He must be against whatever PC edict of the moment, the regime is forcing him to accept...


17 posted on 04/19/2014 6:53:51 AM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes mandatory ... Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Wiz-Nerd

He probably broke protocol and married a woman.


18 posted on 04/19/2014 6:56:45 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: Wiz-Nerd

He probably refused to pledge allegiance to the homosexual agenda.


19 posted on 04/19/2014 7:01:57 AM PDT by SeeSharp
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To: Wiz-Nerd
allegations of misconduct and an "inappropriate command climate"

Putting it mildly, he didn't like the homos under his command, so "Adios, MOFO".

20 posted on 04/19/2014 7:02:29 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: Wiz-Nerd
From another source:
The allegations refer specifically to the period when McWherter served as Blue Angels commanding officer, from November 2008 to November 2010 and again from May 2011 to November 2012.

The probe, led by an admiral who the Navy declined to identify, began in March and results from a complaint filed by one person.

McWherter has been temporarily reassigned to Naval Air Forces in San Diego. A call seeking comment from McWherter was not immediately returned.

An Atlanta native and graduate of The Citadel, McWherter is an F/A-18 pilot with multiple tours in combat squadrons, including three deployments aboard the aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk, according to U-T San Diego.

He is a graduate of the Navy's Fighter Weapons School, known as Top Gun, and won the 2003 Commander Naval Air Forces Leadership Award. He was also VFA-131's Pilot of the Year in 1996.
This guys sounds all American to me. He was probably sharing real life info about his tours of duty and the need to treat the radical Islamics like the enemies they are...or standing up for the constitution and urging his subordinates to do the same. But you never know. We'll have to wait to see what they actually charge him with.

Allegations from a single person do not normally lead to such a removal unless they have some hard proof...or, IMHO, unless it is a political witch hunt.

21 posted on 04/19/2014 7:03:15 AM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: Wiz-Nerd
...more:
McWherter, an F/A-18 Hornet pilot, has logged 5,500 flight hours and 950 aircraft carrier landings during training missions and deployments to the Mediterranean, the Persian Gulf and the western Pacific.

He was an instructor at the Fighter Weapons School, known as Top Gun. During his second tour with the Blue Angels, McWherter, a graduate of the Citadel, received an award for his "leadership and contributions" to the North American air show industry.


22 posted on 04/19/2014 7:06:18 AM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: Jeff Head

With the proggs now in charge my guess would be political witch hunt.


23 posted on 04/19/2014 7:11:03 AM PDT by certrtwngnut (')
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To: Wiz-Nerd
I'm guessing he made anti-homosexual comments and another blue angel (homo) reported him.
24 posted on 04/19/2014 7:12:11 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: Wiz-Nerd

The Coup D’e Tat continues under this corrupt president.


25 posted on 04/19/2014 7:12:44 AM PDT by Busko (The only thing that is certain is that nothing is certain.)
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To: Old Sarge
That could mean anything. Anything they want it to mean.

It means he was banging a female subordinate.

26 posted on 04/19/2014 7:13:35 AM PDT by Lower Deck
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To: Jeff Head
I know McWherter and the Blue Angles, having done a lot of filming and photography for them. No one is perfect but you will not find many who exceed the standards set by the team. Unless you have spent as much time with these people some will never see the total commitment it takes to fly every day and be an ambassador 7 days a week for 3 years.

Greg can be an ahole at times but he is indeed fully responsible for a tremendous amount. The "Boss" usually serves 3 years however due to the removal of the prior boss during his first year, Greg was asked to come back and he did serve another 2 years. 3 years is a lot to ask however 5 is even more of a drain.

All you need is just one jerk to make some half ass complaint and someone's entire career goes down the tubes.

27 posted on 04/19/2014 7:13:51 AM PDT by New Perspective (Proud father of a son with Down Syndrome and fighting to keep him off Obama's death panels.)
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To: Jeff Head
Allegations from a single person do not normally lead to such a removal unless they have some hard proof...or, IMHO, unless it is a political witch hunt.

Doubt it's a political with hunt, despite the wishes among so many here that this would be the case.

"Inappropriate command climate" leads me to believe that misconduct took place at the lower levels and this Skipper was caught sweeping stuff under the rug. If I were a betting man with absolutely no inside knowledge of this case, I'd say proper maintenance procedures weren't being complied with and it was someone at the maintenance level who dimed him out with gundecked paperwork as the evidence.

28 posted on 04/19/2014 7:17:07 AM PDT by Drew68
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To: Wiz-Nerd

NSA can take anyone down.


29 posted on 04/19/2014 7:18:39 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Wiz-Nerd

His job will go to a black or a queer..


30 posted on 04/19/2014 7:23:08 AM PDT by PLD
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To: Drew68

maybe...

I believe it was a lower level a-hole (or 2!) that
probably did not like him-

Remember the Navy SEALS that were COURT MARTIALED!!
B.S. allegation that they PUNCHED a Prisoner ONCE!!

Finally cleared but career Even as a non-com ..ruined.


31 posted on 04/19/2014 7:30:15 AM PDT by mj1234
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To: New Perspective
All you need is just one jerk to make some half ass complaint and someone's entire career goes down the tubes.

It's the new Navy. In the old Navy, when people screwed up, we dealt with it at the lowest possible level which usually meant an ass-chewing in the Chiefs' Mess and the front office never heard about it. The new Navy lives by the credo "don't be the senior guy with a secret". In other words, nobody is going to put their career on the line and any misconduct is going to go straight to the top.

It's quite possible that misconduct was being dealt with in the "old Navy" way and the Skipper never knew anything about it. But ultimately he's the Skipper, the HMFIC, and it's going to be his ass over the fire when this stuff comes to light --whether he knew about it or not. And if he didn't, he should have, as far as the "new Navy" is concerned.

32 posted on 04/19/2014 7:35:15 AM PDT by Drew68
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To: Drew68

In the end, Tailhook may have started the downhill slide that killed our military once and for all.


33 posted on 04/19/2014 7:38:26 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Jeff Head

Having affair(s)?


34 posted on 04/19/2014 7:39:55 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: mosaicwolf

Did the woman have a blue dress?


35 posted on 04/19/2014 7:52:32 AM PDT by glyptol
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In the end, Tailhook may have started the downhill slide that killed our military once and for all.

I agree. Tailhook was a formative event in the Navy. It changed the whole culture. There's "pre-Tailhook" and "post-Tailhook" Navy. This single event back in 1991 changed everything.

In today's Navy, you can go to mast for having more than three beers in port. You can get court-martialed for screwing a prostitute. A DUI is a career-ender. Tacking on a crow is hazing. Foul language is inappropriate leadership.

There aren't a whole lot of guys left who belonged to the pre-Tailhook Navy. The stories they told of the old days. I hear them all the time. Today, they'd be in Leavenworth.

36 posted on 04/19/2014 7:55:22 AM PDT by Drew68
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To: Dr. Ursus
3-caught with a bible!

Excellent !!!

37 posted on 04/19/2014 8:01:43 AM PDT by Iron Munro (NSA reports Malaysia Flight 370 black box signals detected in Bermuda Triangle)
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To: Wiz-Nerd

1 person complains, and you get suspended?

I complain about drug side effects to no avail, crap still on the market, although it has caused 1100 Kidney Failure deaths, over 2000 jaw degeneration that are not repairable, which means no dental work can be done. This is 1 drug, the whole class has the FDA WARNING, and NO doctor is telling patients.

FDA ALERT RECLAST higher risk of Kidney Failure and A Fib.
http://www.natap.org/2011/newsUpdates/090911_03.htm

Reclast UPS kidney failure, A FIB risk jaw degeneration.
http://www.webmd.com/osteoporosis/news/20110901/fda-osteoporsis-drug_ups-kidney-failure-risk

Safety update for osteoporosis drugs, bisphosphonates, and atypical fractures
http://www.fda.gov/drugs/drugsafety/drugsafetypodcasts/ucm229800.htm


38 posted on 04/19/2014 8:08:16 AM PDT by GailA (IF you fail to keep your promises to the Military, you won't keep them to Citizens!)
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To: Iron Munro

3. Told gay sailors to quit kissing in public.


39 posted on 04/19/2014 8:11:40 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Wiz-Nerd

“allegations of misconduct and an “inappropriate command climate”

He wouldn’t carry a purse.
He wouldn’t promote a transgender.
Or both.


40 posted on 04/19/2014 8:36:17 AM PDT by FreedomGuru (Time for torches and pitchforks.)
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To: Wiz-Nerd

Fall-out from Tailhook continues.

For an interesting read: http://cdrsalamander.blogspot.com/2010/09/tailhook-19-years-on.html


41 posted on 04/19/2014 8:48:29 AM PDT by Hulka
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“inappropriate command climate”

The man is a true American military man, and does not believe that gays are a true representation of The Blue Angels, who represent outstanding American Naval Flight personnel, and are military ambassadors of America, wherever they perform.


42 posted on 04/19/2014 8:53:25 AM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: Wiz-Nerd

” Comrade, you are being arrested for anti-soviet activities “


43 posted on 04/19/2014 8:58:41 AM PDT by Para-Ord.45 (Americans, happy in tutelage by the reflection that they have chosen their own dictators.)
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To: PLD

They will now have rainbow smoke!


44 posted on 04/19/2014 9:03:38 AM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Tastes like Heaven, Burns like Hell! Mmmmmm. What is it?)
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To: Jeff Head

Sounds like a female took offense to something. “Command climate” is usually shorthand for something that is either Racist, Religious or Heterosexual — although as others have pointed out, it could be almost anything.


45 posted on 04/19/2014 9:03:41 AM PDT by Tallguy
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46 posted on 04/19/2014 9:54:46 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: Drew68

I have a hard time believing any flyby would allow gundecking of the maintenance logs formanplane he is taking into the sky.

This sounds a lot more like someone was banging an underling or hanging posters of Dallas cowboy cheerleaders or even knowing someone did this and not stopping it.


47 posted on 04/19/2014 9:59:51 AM PDT by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig (I am the Tea Party bully who took Mitch McConnell's milk money.)
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To: Wiz-Nerd

http://www.pnj.com/article/20140419/NEWS01/304190021

Good story with high praise for McWherter.

My guess is he had a ritual of praying before flights. But that is total and complete speculation. I do not know the man. I don’t think I know any Blue Angels.


48 posted on 04/19/2014 10:27:39 AM PDT by petitfour
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To: Wiz-Nerd

Another commie-muzzie-warmist-hippie plot? Oh, noooo!!!!!!!


49 posted on 04/19/2014 10:33:35 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: Wiz-Nerd

He spoke the truth about muslims or gays or both.


50 posted on 04/19/2014 10:57:00 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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