An investigation was ongoing into the shooting death Sunday night of Brig. Gen. Thomas Tinsley, the commander of the 3rd Wing at Elmendorf AFB, Alaska, at his home on base, according to a July 28 Air Force release. An Associated Press report Monday afternoon indicated that USAF officials did not believe foul play was a factor. Elmendorf medics declared Tinsley dead at his home at 10:30 p.m. on July 27. He has served as commander of the wing since May 2007.
May 23, 2022
The Department of the Air Force announced the retirements of several key leaders within the Air Force and Space Force on May 23, while also unveiling more than a dozen new assignments for current or future one-star generals.