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  1. Wild Blue Yonder on the Air - Episode 14 - Dr. Richard Newton of the RAF and Tribal Control

    Dr. Richard Newton of the RAF and Tribal Control
    4/7/2022
  2. Wild Blue Yonder on the Air - Ep. 13 - Colonel Karey Dufour (ret.) on Medical Services in a Constrained or Denied Environment (MSCODE)

    Colonel Karey Dufour (ret.) discusses Medical Services in a Constrained or Denied Environment (MSCODE)
    3/18/2022
  3. Wild Blue Yonder on the Air - Epispode 12 - Drs. Craig Felker and Martin Loicano on NATO training mission in Afghanistan

    Drs. Craig Felker and Martin Loicano discuss their new book on the NATO training mission in Afghanistan.
    12/29/2021
  4. Wild Blue Yonder on the Air - Ep. 11 - Capt Marissa Kester, USAFR on "There from the Beginning: Women in the US Air Force"

    Capt. Marissa Kester, USAFR talks about her new book, "There from the Beginning: Women in the US Air Force" from Air University Press.
    12/3/2021
  5. Wild Blue Yonder on the Air - Ep. 10 - Dr. Joseph Stieb on "Lead up to the Second Iraq War"

    Dr. Joseph Stieb is the author of "Regime Change Consensus", about the 1990s and the lead up to the Second Iraq War. He is a fellow at the Mershon Center at the Ohio State University and an expert on US foreign policy.
    11/15/2021
  6. Wild Blue Yonder on the Air - Episode 9

    Dr. Brian Selmeski, who is the lead on the Public K through 12 Education Working Group, discusses the toolkit to help commanders, their spouses, and base communities improve local education.
    10/26/2021
  7. Wild Blue Yonder on the Air - Ep. 8

    Wild Blue Yonder on the Air - Ep. 8 - Dr. Stephanie Hinnershitz on "Japanese-American Incarceration in World War II"
    10/18/2021
  8. Wild Blue Yonder on the Air - Episode 7

    Wild Blue Yonder on the Air - Ep. 7 - General Larry Spencer, USAF (Retired) "Reflections on the AF"
    9/13/2021
  9. Wild Blue Yonder on the Air - Episode 6

    Dr. Megan Hennessey, director of the Teaching and Learning Center at Air University, and Colonel Celestino Perez, chair of the Carlisle Scholars Program at the US Army War College, discuss problem-based learning, a pedagogical tool that is tailor-made for PME.
    8/24/2021
  10. Wild Blue Yonder on the Air - Episode 5

    Lt. Col. Buikema discusses the important of setting procedures for blood bank management, especially within the military field while also stressing the importance of addressing urgent issues given the changing global environment and the high rates of in-theatre blood waste.
    8/9/2021
  11. Wild Blue Yonder on the Air - Episode 4

    Wild Blue Yonder on the Air - Episode 4 - Colonel Michelle Ewy on"Cicadas, Diabolical Beetles, and Killer Flies: How To Get To Where Our Adversaries Cannot"
    7/14/2021
  12. Wild Blue Yonder on the Air - Episode 3

    Wild Blue Yonder on the Air - Ep. 3 - Dr. Frank Blazich on Civil Air Patrol Coastal Patrol Operations, 1942-1943
    6/21/2021
  13. Wild Blue Yonder on the Air - Episode 2

    Wild Blue Yonder on the Air - Episode 2 - Major Tom Clark on Strategic Competition, Air Power and Expeditionary Basing in Africa
    5/24/2021
  14. Wild Blue Yonder on the Air - Episode 1

    Dr. David Lorenzo of National Chengchi University discusses why and how the United States decides to go to war, the "necessity standard" in International Relations theory and examples from American history.
    4/23/2021

Wild Blue Yonder Article Submission Guidelines


General Content

    Wild Blue Yonder is an online, moderated, and professionally reviewed blog representing Air University and Air University Press.  Because Air University develops Airmen of all ranks and across the officer and enlisted Total Force, we encourage articles and deal with all aspects of the DAF experience and profession of arms.  We expect that pieces submitted come from authors who are writing from knowledgeable positions, making arguments in good faith, and who will respond positively to peer suggestions and conform to the standards expected of professional service journals.  

Length

    Work should be between 1,000-2,500 words, exclusive of documentation.  Because Air University has a robust slate of print/online journals for more substantial submissions, we are happy to refer pieces more appropriate to SSQ, ASPJ, and others to our editorial colleagues.

Style/Formatting

    Because WBY is a DAF publication, authors may use service-specific titles, acronyms, and style, although to have the widest appreciative audience, we ask authors to provide explanations for jargon.  

    The purpose of WBY posts is to spark conversation, engage with current policy and events and provide accessible entry points to more scholarly, thorough research.  Authors should choose vivid case studies, evidence and illustrations of their arguments which make the most of the limited word count and motivate the reader to find out more.  In aid of this, citations should be hyperlinks or footnotes (in Chicago style formatting with a full citation on the first use).

Submission 

    Please submit your prospective contribution to
Email Wild Blue Yonder in the form of a Word document.  We review material continually and will respond with a decision whether to accept the piece as is, to ask for revisions in line with suggestions from editors and peer reviewers or decline to publish.  The editors are volunteers with full-time assignments, so please be patient with our efforts to respond as soon as possible.  We understand that submissions are likely to be timely and connected to current events and strive to get things on view in an efficient manner.

    Along with your Word document, include any charts, graphics, or illustrations you have created for the piece, in the highest quality available.  We would also like a short biographical statement, which may include any social media handles (Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.) you wish to add.

    WBY is happy to have short pieces derived from books, articles and longer works, especially if they can drive conversation and engagement with the parent material.  However, we do not entertain simultaneous submission of the piece you send to us, and upon publication, the piece should be attributed to WBY in citations.  On request, we are happy to grant permission for work appearing in WBY to appear elsewhere with acknowledgment of original publication here.

    SPR Review:  If you are submitting a piece from an organization that requires a disclaimer and PA clearance, please undertake that before submission to WBY and attach the clearance disposition.  If you are attached to Air University, we are happy to work with you to submit your work to our SPR team at Maxwell.


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Wild Blue Yonder On The Air

  1. Wild Blue Yonder on the Air - Episode 14 - Dr. Richard Newton of the RAF and Tribal Control

    Dr. Richard Newton of the RAF and Tribal Control
    4/7/2022
  2. Wild Blue Yonder on the Air - Ep. 13 - Colonel Karey Dufour (ret.) on Medical Services in a Constrained or Denied Environment (MSCODE)

    Colonel Karey Dufour (ret.) discusses Medical Services in a Constrained or Denied Environment (MSCODE)
    3/18/2022
  3. Wild Blue Yonder on the Air - Epispode 12 - Drs. Craig Felker and Martin Loicano on NATO training mission in Afghanistan

    Drs. Craig Felker and Martin Loicano discuss their new book on the NATO training mission in Afghanistan.
    12/29/2021
  4. Wild Blue Yonder on the Air - Ep. 11 - Capt Marissa Kester, USAFR on "There from the Beginning: Women in the US Air Force"

    Capt. Marissa Kester, USAFR talks about her new book, "There from the Beginning: Women in the US Air Force" from Air University Press.
    12/3/2021
  5. Wild Blue Yonder on the Air - Ep. 10 - Dr. Joseph Stieb on "Lead up to the Second Iraq War"

    Dr. Joseph Stieb is the author of "Regime Change Consensus", about the 1990s and the lead up to the Second Iraq War. He is a fellow at the Mershon Center at the Ohio State University and an expert on US foreign policy.
    11/15/2021
  6. Wild Blue Yonder on the Air - Episode 9

    Dr. Brian Selmeski, who is the lead on the Public K through 12 Education Working Group, discusses the toolkit to help commanders, their spouses, and base communities improve local education.
    10/26/2021
  7. Wild Blue Yonder on the Air - Ep. 8

    Wild Blue Yonder on the Air - Ep. 8 - Dr. Stephanie Hinnershitz on "Japanese-American Incarceration in World War II"
    10/18/2021
  8. Wild Blue Yonder on the Air - Episode 7

    Wild Blue Yonder on the Air - Ep. 7 - General Larry Spencer, USAF (Retired) "Reflections on the AF"
    9/13/2021
  9. Wild Blue Yonder on the Air - Episode 6

    Dr. Megan Hennessey, director of the Teaching and Learning Center at Air University, and Colonel Celestino Perez, chair of the Carlisle Scholars Program at the US Army War College, discuss problem-based learning, a pedagogical tool that is tailor-made for PME.
    8/24/2021
  10. Wild Blue Yonder on the Air - Episode 5

    Lt. Col. Buikema discusses the important of setting procedures for blood bank management, especially within the military field while also stressing the importance of addressing urgent issues given the changing global environment and the high rates of in-theatre blood waste.
    8/9/2021
  11. Wild Blue Yonder on the Air - Episode 4

    Wild Blue Yonder on the Air - Episode 4 - Colonel Michelle Ewy on"Cicadas, Diabolical Beetles, and Killer Flies: How To Get To Where Our Adversaries Cannot"
    7/14/2021
  12. Wild Blue Yonder on the Air - Episode 3

    Wild Blue Yonder on the Air - Ep. 3 - Dr. Frank Blazich on Civil Air Patrol Coastal Patrol Operations, 1942-1943
    6/21/2021
  13. Wild Blue Yonder on the Air - Episode 2

    Wild Blue Yonder on the Air - Episode 2 - Major Tom Clark on Strategic Competition, Air Power and Expeditionary Basing in Africa
    5/24/2021
  14. Wild Blue Yonder on the Air - Episode 1

    Dr. David Lorenzo of National Chengchi University discusses why and how the United States decides to go to war, the "necessity standard" in International Relations theory and examples from American history.
    4/23/2021

Contact Us / Submit Articles

Wild Blue Yonder Article Submission Guidelines


General Content

    Wild Blue Yonder is an online, moderated, and professionally reviewed blog representing Air University and Air University Press.  Because Air University develops Airmen of all ranks and across the officer and enlisted Total Force, we encourage articles and deal with all aspects of the DAF experience and profession of arms.  We expect that pieces submitted come from authors who are writing from knowledgeable positions, making arguments in good faith, and who will respond positively to peer suggestions and conform to the standards expected of professional service journals.  

Length

    Work should be between 1,000-2,500 words, exclusive of documentation.  Because Air University has a robust slate of print/online journals for more substantial submissions, we are happy to refer pieces more appropriate to SSQ, ASPJ, and others to our editorial colleagues.

Style/Formatting

    Because WBY is a DAF publication, authors may use service-specific titles, acronyms, and style, although to have the widest appreciative audience, we ask authors to provide explanations for jargon.  

    The purpose of WBY posts is to spark conversation, engage with current policy and events and provide accessible entry points to more scholarly, thorough research.  Authors should choose vivid case studies, evidence and illustrations of their arguments which make the most of the limited word count and motivate the reader to find out more.  In aid of this, citations should be hyperlinks or footnotes (in Chicago style formatting with a full citation on the first use).

Submission 

    Please submit your prospective contribution to
Email Wild Blue Yonder in the form of a Word document.  We review material continually and will respond with a decision whether to accept the piece as is, to ask for revisions in line with suggestions from editors and peer reviewers or decline to publish.  The editors are volunteers with full-time assignments, so please be patient with our efforts to respond as soon as possible.  We understand that submissions are likely to be timely and connected to current events and strive to get things on view in an efficient manner.

    Along with your Word document, include any charts, graphics, or illustrations you have created for the piece, in the highest quality available.  We would also like a short biographical statement, which may include any social media handles (Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.) you wish to add.

    WBY is happy to have short pieces derived from books, articles and longer works, especially if they can drive conversation and engagement with the parent material.  However, we do not entertain simultaneous submission of the piece you send to us, and upon publication, the piece should be attributed to WBY in citations.  On request, we are happy to grant permission for work appearing in WBY to appear elsewhere with acknowledgment of original publication here.

    SPR Review:  If you are submitting a piece from an organization that requires a disclaimer and PA clearance, please undertake that before submission to WBY and attach the clearance disposition.  If you are attached to Air University, we are happy to work with you to submit your work to our SPR team at Maxwell.


Wild Blue Yonder (ISSN 2689-6478) is a peer-reviewed online journal and forum focused on military-related thought and dialogue. The journal seeks to foster discussion and debate among practitioners and academicians. We want to hear your ideas on how to reshape the way we think about air, space, cyberspace, and the multi-domain. Our articles bridge the gap between academic thought and practical operational experience.

The views and opinions expressed or implied in Wild Blue Yonder are those of the authors and should not be construed as carrying the official sanction of the United States Air Force, the Department of Defense, Air Education and Training Command, Air University, or other agencies or departments of the US government or their international equivalents. ISSN 2689-6478

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