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"Eglin general" accused by congressional delegation of hiding information.

Members of Congress Anna Paulina Luna (R-FL) and Tim Burchett (R-TN) fired a shot across the bow of Eglin Commander Brigadier General Jeffrey Geraghty at a press conference Thursday. Congresspersons Luna, Burchett, and Jared Moskowitz (D-FL)  accused the Air Force generally and Geraghty in all but name of hiding information related to Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP). 

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“We contacted the Air Force and were told we were going to be briefed on the issue. We got down there and it was the traditional stuff,” Representative Burchett told the assembled media at the press conference, “But it didn’t have anything to do with the UFO and we stopped the thing right in the middle of it and said, ‘hey, this is not what you told us we were coming down for and he basically told us ‘we’re not going to give it to you.’ The arrogance of this general was beyond belief.”


man in air force uniform
General Jeffrey Geraghty

Representative Luna added she had gotten into an argument with “the general of [Eglin] Air Force Base,” Geraghty, after she said pilots had originally approached Rep. Matt Gaetz’s office with information about UAPs (which, I guess, is the name all the cool kids in Washington D.C. use instead of UFOs for things that fly but we don’t know why). “If the Pentagon thinks they are above Congress, they have something else coming to them,” Luna told reporters, “We told them we were going to [have a hearing] if they continue to hide information.”

Representative Moskowitz, a former state emergency management director for the State of Florida who led the response to Hurricane Michael, talked about his concerns that the UAPs may be from this planet. “Yes, it’s a security issue. Of course, it is; can’t we tell the American people that [these UAPs aren’t] China, it isn’t Russia? And if it is, then that’s even more questionable – why aren’t they telling the American people that other countries have this technology? Are we ok with the federal government keeping information from the American people because they are trying to prevent us from having anxiety on all sorts of issues? What else are we going to give them authority to not tell the American people because they are interested in controlling and keeping us in a bubble.”

Response from the Pentagon

Mid Bay News contacted Eglin Public Affairs to get comment from General Geraghty’s staff on Thursday’s exchange. The Test Wing supplied us with a statement from a Pentagon spokesperson, which said, “Eglin Air Force Base supported a visit from Representatives Gaetz, Burchett, and Luna on Feb 21. Air Force officials provided a classified briefing on intelligence collection threats to Eglin Air Force Base during their visit. The Congressmembers halted the briefing and requested instead a briefing focused on Unidentified Aerial Phenomena. Base officials responded to present additional available classified information on UAPs to all three members but were only able to discuss a certain portion of the information with Representative Gaetz, a member of the House Armed Services Committee. Representatives Burchett and Luna, not being members of a congressional defense committee, did not possess the access required to join the portion of the discussion reserved for Representative Gaetz.”

Who is Brigadier General Jeffrey Geraghty?

Brig. Gen. Jeffrey T. Geraghty is the commander of the 96th Test Wing at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. Leading over 10,000 personnel, he oversees developmental testing and evaluation and base operating support for the Air Force’s largest installation. With a distinguished career as an F-15E pilot, test pilot, and commander, Brig. Gen. Geraghty brings extensive experience to his current position.

Geraghty has had a highly distinguished and diverse career in the United States Air Force. He earned his commission from the U.S. Air Force Academy and later became an F-15E pilot, flying in operations such as Northern Watch and Iraqi Freedom. He also served as an F-15/F-16 test pilot and worked in various staff officer roles across multiple agencies.

He has held several command positions throughout his career, including at the squadron, group, and complex levels. Notably, before assuming his current role as the commander of the 96th Test Wing, he successfully commanded the Arnold Engineering Development Complex headquartered at Arnold Air Force Base, Tennessee.

Brig. Gen. Geraghty’s extensive flight experience has accumulated over 1900 flight hours, including 290 combat hours. He has flown a wide range of aircraft types, totaling 50 different aircraft, demonstrating his versatility and expertise in various platforms.


Air Force Officer at a podium
Air Force General Jeff Geraghty speaks to airmen at his installation in 2022.

His superiors have recognized his service with several awards and decorations. Among his major awards are the Legion of Merit with an oak leaf cluster, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with an oak leaf cluster, the Air Medal with an oak leaf cluster, and the Aerial Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters. These awards reflect his exceptional leadership, dedication, and contributions to the United States Air Force.

Geraghty holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology from the Air Force Academy, a graduate degree in genetics from Penn State University, and a doctorate in strategy from Air University.

Air Force Officers with Stanchion
General Jeff 'Jive' Geraghty takes command of the 96th Test Wing and Eglin Air Force Base. The General replaces outgoing Brigadier General Scott Cain. General Geraghty comes from Arnold Air Force Base in Tennessee, where he had also previously replaced General Scott Cain as well.

8 Responses

  1. Screw this General. Disobey his orders. Break NDA. This General is an absolute scumbag.

  2. Half of this article tells us how “exceptional” the Brigadier General is. Only one line hints at the systemic deceit. This unelected official – who has his wages funded by tax-payers – he alone gets to decide who has the “access required” among members of Congress who are the elected representatives of The People. However, the ‘UAP Disclosure Act 2023’ is currently proceeding through Congress –

    As it becomes law, let us hope our exceptional Brigadier General (and the invisible Air Force bureaucracy that controls him) give pause for thought as to what part in history they wish to be remembered for.

  3. “…Geraghty, after she said pilots had originally approached Rep. Matt Gaetz’s office with information about UAPs (which, I guess, is the name all the cool kids in Washington D.C. use instead of UFOs for things that fly but we don’t know why).” What kind of infantile, childish writing is this? Cut the silly sarcasm. This and the big, rambling bio at the end tauting Geraghty’s career accomplishments makes the article read more like a counter PR piece on behalf of the general and the base who now have a lot of egg on their faces for the extremely rude, dishonest way that Burchett and Luna were treated by the general and his staff who blatantly tried to weasel out and pull a classic switcheroo on the real reason they were invited down there which was to interview pilots at the base who were concerned about multiple UAP incursions in the area. Geraghty blocked them from talking to the pilots after they arrived. Maybe also do a little homework and try reading up on the explosive allegations by UAP whistleblower and intelligence officer David Grusch who will be at the congressional hearings testifying under oath next week (he literally risked the potential of going to jail by making his whistleblower complaint to the Inspector General should his claims be deemed untrue later) not to mention the stark language in Schumer’s UAP amendment from last week. As admittedly strange as all of this stuff is, this situation is heating up, the senate and Congress are both saying the public needs to start paying attention and folks like the reporter of this article who don’t start asking serious questions about all of this are going to get left in the dust much like certain outlets who failed to follow up on Watergate and the Pentagon papers back in the 70s.

  4. The general needs to be called into a meeting before congress where he should then be stripped of his command ,Then let’s see if the next general thinks he’s above Congress in authority. This UFO subject needs to be addressed. It’s bad enough it’s been hidden from the public for at least 76 years and military pilots, enlisted men, civilians and ranking personnel have all said they were ordered NEVER to talk about their UFO experiences in recoveries of craft and alien bodies, and the sightings they’ve witnessed, etc.

  5. The good general holds degrees in biology and genetics. Maybe he’s the one who should be subpoenaed and questioned about non human intelligences?

  6. “I would do it [study UFOs], but before agreeing to do it, we must insist upon full access to discs (EXTRATERRESTRIAL vehicle) recovered. For instance, in the L.A. case, the Army grabbed it and would not let us have it for cursory examination.” J. Edgar Hoover-Director of FBI

    The security guard called and said, “Sir, there’s a glowing red object hovering right outside the front gate. I’ve got all the men out here with their weapons drawn.” We lost between 16-18 ICBMs (nuclear tipped Inter Continental Ballistic Missiles) at the same time UFOs were in the area… (A high-ranking Air Force officer) said,

    “Stop the investigation; do no more on this and do not write a final report. I heard that many of the guards that reported the incident were sent off to Vietnam.” Captain Robert Salas, USAF, during a videotaped interview for the Disclosure program.

    “A few insiders know the truth…and are studying the bodies that have been discovered.” -Dr. Edgar Mitchell Apollo 14..the 6th NASA employee to walk on the Moon.

    “Maximum security exists concerning the subject of UFOs.” CIA Director, Allen Dulles, 1955.

    “It’s still classified above Top Secret.” – Senator Barry Goldwater, 1975

    “Behind the scenes, high-ranking Air Force officers are soberly concerned about UFOs. But through official secrecy and ridicule, many citizens are led to believe that unknown flying objects are nonsense.” Former CIA Director, Roscoe Hillenkoetter, public statement, 1960.

    “We alone cannot take credit for our technological advances,we have had help from people of other worlds”. Dr. Herman Oberth, father of rocketry and aeronautics – American Weekly 1954

    D“We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false” -William Casey, CIA director, 1981

    “Yes, there have been ET visitations. There have been crashed craft. There have been material and bodies recovered. There has been a certain amount of reverse engineering that has allowed some of these craft, or some components, to be duplicated. And there is some group of people that may or may not be associated with the government at this point that have this knowledge. They have been attempting to conceal this knowledge. People in high level government have very little, if any, valid information about this. It has been the subject of disinformation in order to deflect attention and create confusion so the truth doesn’t come out. ” ― Edgar D. Mitchell, The Way of the Explorer: An Apollo Astronaut’s Journey Through the Material and Mystical World

    AFFIDAVIT (1) My name is Thomas Jefferson Dubose (2) My address is: XXXXXXXXXX (3) I retired from the U.S. Air force in 1959 with the rank of Brigadier General. (4) In July 1947, I was stationed at Fort Worth Army Air Field [later Carswell Air Force Base] in Fort Worth, Texas. I served as Chief of Staff to Major General Roger Ramey, Commander, Eighth Air Force. I had the rank of Colonel. (5) In early July, I received a phone call from Maj. Gen. Clements McMullen, Deputy Commander, Strategic Air Command. He asked what we knew about the object which had been recovered outside Roswell, New Mexico, as reported in the press. I called Col. William Blanchard, Commander of the Roswell Army Air Field, and directed him to send the material in a sealed container to me at Fort Worth. I so informed Maj. Gen. McMullen. (6) After the plane from Roswell arrived with the material, I asked the Base Commander, Col. Al Clark, to take possession of the material and to personally transport it in a B-26 to Maj. Gen. McMullen in Washington, D.C. I notified Maj. Gen. McMullen, and he told me he would send the material by personal courier on his plane to Benjamin Chidlaw, Commanding General of the Air Material Command at Wright Field [later Wright Patterson AFB]. The entire operation was conducted under the strictest secrecy. (7) The material shown in the photographs taken in Maj. Gen. Ramey’s office was a weather balloon. The weather balloon explanation for the material was a cover story to divert the attention of the press. (8) I have not been paid or given anything of value to make this statement, which is the truth to the best of my recollection. Signed: T. J. Dubose Date: 9/16/91 Signature witnessed by: Linda R. Split Notary Public, State of Florida.

    “There exists a shadowy government with its own Air Force, its own Navy, its own fundraising mechanism, and the ability to pursue its own ideas of national interest, free from all checks and balances, and free from the law itself. “ — Daniel Inouye Senate Select Committee on Secret Military Assistance to Iran and the Nicaraguan Opposition (Iran-Contra hearings) (1987)

    REMOTE VIEWING (a technique developed by our CIA and Stanford Research Institute) PER FARSIGHT INSTITUTE data suggests…Genesis 19:24 Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven…perhaps it was someone else? AND..As the Quran has it, Prophet Muhammad took a night trip to heaven aboard a trusty winged pony-horse-mule-ish creature called Buraq…or maybe it was something entirely different?

    Many other topics begin to make sense..

    It has been said that after President Carter was finally briefed on the et reality, he was deeply upset. For several weeks..

    MEANINGFUL congressional hearings might be a good place to start ala the Watergate hearings, including aerospace/defense contractors and others such as Bob Lazar, Andrew Basiago and Vice Admiral Thomas R. Wilson must be held to address a vital issue that transcends politics and we will never properly advance until it happens: The 75+yr ongoing-constitutionally illegal, EXTRATERRESTRIAL and associated TIME TRAVEL and SECRET SPACE PROGRAMS cover-ups. It would also be nice to know what the results of the many years/projects involving the back-engineering of recovered “vehicles” are. Who has been footing the bill for that? How can we truly believe anything our elected officials say?

    The longer an “official” disclosure is delayed…the more disruptive it could be and the longer our slavery will stay entrenched. The general public is waiting to be given permission to believe…to know.

    The dog and pony shows must cease.

  7. In my opinion, this article distorts what actually happened: it falsely accuses the Congress members of changing what they asked for when the Air Force actually reniged on what it promised to provide. This kind of stonewalling has been par for the course ever since the Roswell crash, where they changed the story and began to lie AFTER cover up orders came down from Washington – and then the lives of civilian witnesses were threatened. It’s actually a systemic issue and not just a problem with the general:

    The secret government has employed a variety of alternate terms for UFO in classified documents to thwart FOIA requests, but officially seems to have settled on UAP after trying to discredit UFO reports and whistleblowers for generations. There are two factions in the secret government, pro & anti disclosure. One thing the pilots seem to agree on is that this phenomena has been over-classified and the public has a right to see photos & videos in the government’s possession. But there are also legal & constitutional issues concerning the obstruction of Congress and misappropriation of taxpayer funds. In any case, here is a link to the hearing for those who may be interested:

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