Investigation Finds Black Airman Faked Racist Texts From Supervisor

A F-15 fighter jet takes part in an aerial display during the graduation ceremony of Israeli air force pilots at the Hatzerim base in the Negev desert, on June 23, 2022. (Photo by Menahem KAHANA / AFP) (Photo by MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • A black airman at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona faces punishment for claiming he was denied a special duty assignment.
  • The 56th Fighter Wing investigated the airman’s claim that he had been denied the assignment because of his race. Racist text messages, allegedly from the airman’s supervisor, were presented as evidence.
  • The investigation found that “the text messages were fake.”

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