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    First Lt. Daniel Cook, 319th Missile Squadron missile combat crew commander, and 2nd Lt. Kyle Todd, 319th Missile Squadron deputy missile combat crew commander, man a launch control center in August 2013. Officers in their missile launch career field now qualify for bonuses that began Oct. 1. Airman 1st Class Jason Wiese/Air Force

    7 enlisted, 3 officer career fields are eligible for bonuses

    Airmen in 10 career fields seven enlisted and three officer jobs are eligible for bonuses aimed at improving morale in the nuclear community, the Air Force announced Thursday.

    • Oct. 2, 2014
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    Tech. Sgt. Willard Mitchell, 338th Training Squadron military training leader, marches a flight of students toward the Triangle at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, in 2011. Kemberly Groue/Air Force

    4 specialties now qualify for extra pay; others phased out or reduced

    The Air Force is offering new special duty assignment pay to airmen in four specialties, the Air Force Personnel Center said Thursday.

    • Oct. 2, 2014
  1. RIF board to cut fewer captains, majors

    The Air Force expects it will cut 355 captains and majors under a reduction in force board scheduled to convene this month.

    • Oct. 1, 2014
  2. 1,882 officers selected for captain

    The Air Force announced today that 1,882 first lieutenants were selected for promotion to captain in the quarterly selection for calendar 2014.

    • Oct. 1, 2014
  3. 397 officers moving up in October

    Nearly 400 captains through lieutenant colonels will move up in October as part of the monthly promotions that continue throughout the year.

    • Oct. 1, 2014
  4. Nearly 2,000 NCOs will add a stripe in October

    Nearly 2,000 senior airmen through senior master sergeants will add a stripe in October as part of the monthly promotions that continue throughout the year.

    • Sep. 29, 2014
  5. Staff sergeant evals will all close out Jan. 31

    Staff sergeants' enlisted performance reports will close out on Jan. 31 under the Air Force's overhauled promotion system, the service said in a Thursday release.

    • Sep. 25, 2014
  6. The military services are developing specialized recruiting and training policies for the Defense Department's nascent cyber force, a new Pentagon report says. Tech. Sgt. Cecilio M. Ricardo Jr./Air Force

    As cyber force grows, manpower details emerge

    The military will need to expand its force of cyber warriors beyond plans for 6,200 personnel, and the individual services are hammering out the manpower-related details of precisely how to build that force from the ground up, according to a new Pentagon

    • Sep. 23, 2014
  7. Air Force enlisted promotions overhaul likened to 'fifth-generation' aircraft

    The chief of Air Force enlisted policy made her case for the long-awaited overhaul to the way airmen are evaluated and promoted, likening the impending changes to a 'fifth-generation' system during the final day of the annual Air Force Association confere

    • Sep. 17, 2014
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    Chief Master Sgt. Gerardo Tapia, command chief at Air Education and Training Command, speaks Monday during the Air Force Association's Air & Space Conference. Rob Curtis / Staff

    Command chiefs: Eval and promotion system overhaul tackles long-standing problems

    The impending overhaul of the enlisted performance system dominated the chief master sergeant forum on the opening day of the 2014 Air Force Association's Air and Space Conference outside Washington, D.C.

    • Sep. 15, 2014
  8. 2nd Lt. Oliver Parsons, right, and 1st Lt. Andy Parthum check systems in the underground control room of a missile launch control facility. Incentive pay of up to $300 for missileers and some enlisted airmen will begin Oct. 1. Charlie Riedel/AP

    $300 incentive pay for officers, some enlisted assigned to nuclear mission begins Oct. 1

    Officers assigned to the Air Force's nuclear mission will receive $300 a month in incentive pay beginning Oct.

    • Sep. 15, 2014
  9. Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James said the US Air Force is getting 'very close' to identifying 21 general officer billets to eliminate. Mike Morones/Staff

    Secretary James: 21 general officer billets to be cut in fiscal 2015

    The Air Force plans to eliminate 21 general officer billets in fiscal 2015, as part of a review directed by Secretary Deborah Lee James earlier this year.

    • Sep. 15, 2014
  10. Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force James Cody said the Air Force is working aggressively to implement major changes to the enlisted performance system. Mike Morones / Staff

    Revamped enlisted evals: Expect sweeping changes in 2015

    The ongoing overhaul of the enlisted performance system is one of the biggest changes in store for airmen in 2015 and Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force James Cody is urging airmen to be patient as it kicks into gear.

    • Sep. 15, 2014
  11. New commander takes over 122nd Fighter Wing

    Col. Patrick Renwick has taken over as commander of the 122nd Fighter Wing based in Fort Wayne.

    • Sep. 15, 2014
  12. (Clockwise): Lt. Gen. Tod Wolters, Brig. Gen. VeraLinn Jamieson and Brig. Gen. James Dawkins Jr. are among recent generals named to new assignments or promotions. Air Force photos

    Air Force announces new general promotions, assignments

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Thursday that the president has nominated:

    • Sep. 12, 2014
  13. Testing and cutoff dates announced for staff, technical sergeants looking to move up

    Staff sergeants competing for promotion to technical sergeant next year will get an extra month of eligibility, the Air Force announced Friday.

    • Sep. 12, 2014
  14. 223 airmen selected for supplemental promotion in September

    The Air Force announced today that 223 enlisted airmen were selected for supplemental promotions for September.

    • Sep. 11, 2014
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    214 cut through force shaping board

    The Air Force has cut 214 first lieutenants and captains through a force shaping board that met in July.

    • Sep. 10, 2014
  16. Four officer career fields spared from October RIF

    The Air Force is sparing 55 officers in four career fields from having to meet the reduction-in-force board this October.

    • Sep. 4, 2014
  17. Recruiters who go by-the-book say they can spend several hours in the morning visiting a school in a rural location, grabbing a fast-food lunch during their drive back to their home office, and spend the afternoon interviewing potential recruits and shuttling recruits without cars to and from a testing location. Senior Airman Tiffany DeNault / Air Force

    Crushing demands of job lead some Air Force recruiters to falsify reports

    Air Force recruiting is plagued by a longstanding epidemic of falsifying records, according to multiple recruiters around the country.

    • Sep. 1, 2014
  1. 243 retraining slots remain for first-term airmen

    First-term airmen looking to retrain in 2014 have 10 career fields to choose from, according to a new list of retraining opportunities provided by the Air Force....

      11:14 AM, Dec. 8, 2013
  2. Air Force opens doors to single parents

    Nurse punished for pregnancy seeks re-instatement under new rule...

      7:27 PM, Jul. 31, 2013
  3. Loose with travel dollars: Ayyar, Cornum, Wyman, Moore

    The formercommander of Air Force Recruiting Service often traveled in style, staying in pricy hotels, renting midsize cars and bringing along an 'entourage.'...

      10:19 AM, Jun. 25, 2014
  4. Your new enlisted PME

    The Air Force has introduced a hybrid of Web-based instruction and in-residence training so airmen can move through their noncommissioned and senior noncommissioned officer professional military education requirements faster....

      5:07 PM, Oct. 6, 2014
  5. Staff sergeant promotion list released

    The Air Force on Thursday released the list of more than 11,000 airmen who have been selected for promotion to staff sergeant....

      4:31 PM, Aug. 2, 2013
  6. Cyber: The safest job in the Air Force?

    In the three years since the Air Force's arm of U.S. Cyber Command became operational, the numbered command has grown to 5,400 airmen, civilians and contractor personnel providing around-the-clock support to protect and defend DoD networks. Another 11,...

      7:59 PM, Feb. 20, 2014
  7. Staff sergeant testing window moved up one month

    Aspiring staff sergeants must prepare to test as early as April 1, one month earlier than previously announced. But those selected for promotion will avoid facing the enlisted retention board reviewing airmen for separation....

      3:52 PM, Feb. 8, 2014
  8. Re-up, retention bonuses for select few, budget documents show

    Competition for bigger, but fewer, re-enlistment bonuses will be much tighter this year and next. And retention bonuses will be more plentiful for airmen with critical skills such as intel, according to budget documents released Tuesday....

      1:52 PM, Mar. 12, 2014
  9. February 2013 retirements


      10:24 AM, Mar. 20, 2013
  10. Mistreatment of subordinates: Polumbo, Rydholm, Zbyszinski, Schmidt, Long

    A lieutenant colonel who would later rise to the rank of one-star nearly wrecked the career of a captain under his command over allegations of drug use he knew to be untrue....

      1:26 PM, Jun. 24, 2014
  11. Cody: 'This is about service'

    You don't need to tell Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force James Cody what aggravates enlisted airmen....

      10:36 AM, May 7, 2013
  12. AF announces OTS Selection Board results


      3:57 PM, Apr. 5, 2013
  13. Air Force offers fighter pilots $225,000 to stay in

    The Air Force is opening its wallet to keep more fighter pilots for a longer period of time, even as the service faces serious budget cuts that may continue for years....

      5:40 PM, Jul. 2, 2013
  14. AF sets Nov. 30 deadline for Senior NCO Academy prep course

    The Air Force is releasing a new version of a distance learning course meant to prepare senior noncommissioned officers for entering the Senior NCO Academy. It also is giving senior NCOs until Nov. 30 to finish the current version of the course....

      3:16 PM, Sep. 5, 2013
  15. Air Force eases officer education requirements

    The Air Force will no longer consider advanced academic degrees when Line of the Air Force officers are up for promotion to lieutenant colonel and below....

      4:58 PM, Aug. 26, 2014
  16. Want a fast promotion? Go intel or medical

    Hoping to speed up your chances for promotion in an age of staff drawdowns and plummeting selection rates? Bone up on your intelligence skills or anatomy books....

      7:44 AM, Aug. 20, 2013
  17. Air Force offers fighter pilots $225,000 to stay in

    The Air Force is opening its wallet to keep more fighter pilots for a longer period of time, even as the service faces serious budget cuts that may continue for years....

      5:40 PM, Jul. 2, 2013
  18. 9,403 selected for staff sergeant

    The Air Force Personnel Center on Thursday named 9,403 senior airmen selected for promotion to E-5, out of 36,739 eligible. ...

      11:34 AM, Jul. 10, 2014
  19. Army gets the most service switchers

    Switching services has slowed to a trickle since the height of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, when hundreds of sailors and airmen were jumping the Navy and Air Force....

      5:38 PM, Aug. 15, 2014
  20. Air Force announces new general promotions, assignments

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Thursday that the president has nominated:...

      10:14 AM, Sep. 15, 2014
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