"IN YOUR FACE, SUCKERS!" - JILL METZGER
RUNS ANOTHER MARATHON WHILE GETTING BIG
BUCKS FOR 100% "DISABILITY" - CAN YOU SPELL
PENSION F-R-A-U-D? - ARROGANT AIR FORCE
OFFICER ON TDRL (TEMP. DISABLED RETIRED
LIST) AGAIN DISRESPECTS GENUINELY DISABLED
VETS HOME FROM THE WAR - USAF CHIEF OF
STAFF GEN NORTON SCHWARTZ IGNORES OUR
"OPEN LETTER" AND PLEA FOR JUSTICE - BY
PROTECTING FELLOW FLAG OFFICER, DOES HE
MEAN UCMJ ONLY FOR LOWER RANKS?
She's done it again. Arrogant Air Force officer Jill Metzger has run her second public marathon within a week, all the while collecting big bucks on the TDRL (temporary disabled retired list) from her alleged 100% "disability" pension for PTSD. Apparently she's impervious to the law.
We asked a high-ranking Air Force nurse last month if she had a patient "totally disabled" from PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) if such a person could run the 26-mile Air Force Marathon at Dayton, Ohio?
"They'd probably be on meds and lucky to walk one mile, much less run 25 more," she replied.
FEEDING HER EGO AND FLAUNTING ABILITY TO COLLECT
Now, Jill Metzger has fed her oversized ego once again. First came the 2008 Air Force Marathon on September 20, and exactly one week later, she ran and won a 5K marathon back home in Henderson, N.C.
The race was a benefit for the Maria Parham Medical Center, but Jill didn't stick around after crossing the finish line. She stalked off without a word and didn't even bother to pick up her first place award.
"I guess she just wanted to show us local yokels she was better than anyone else here. Kind of like 'In your face, suckers.' We know about her getting that 100% disability pay, you see, and it doesn't go down very well with citizens who are ashamed of such deceit. But her folks live here in town, they're nice people, so no one will openly criticize her. But I can say for myself, I'm not in the least proud of Jill or what she's done," said a resident and race participant who asked their name be kept anonymous.
THE GENERALS "CIRCLE THE WAGONS"
We have been very disappointed by the total inaction of new Air Force chief-of-staff, Gen. Norton Schwartz. Apparently "circling the wagons" around a fellow flag officer, no matter what he has done, is more important than breaking the long-standing taboo against court-martialing a general officer.
In the 61-year history of the United States Air Force, not one general officer (remember playboy Gen. Thomas J. Fiscus?) has ever gone before a court martial, much less been convicted of crimes and sent to the Leavenworth DB. Somehow, we don't believe that when a man (or woman) wears stars on their shoulders, they are suddenly "immune" to the rule of law, under the UCMJ, unlike the lower ranks.
But maybe Gen. Schwartz does. And that saddens us. We expected better of him.