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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
  1. Airmen share tales of drastic dieting and lost careers

    No one can escape the career-ending noose of the Air Force tape measure, not even a full colonel. In a first-of-its-kind move since the service introduced strict standards for waist measurements, a wing commander was relieved of his command for failing...

      4:42 PM, Apr. 2, 2013
  2. 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
  3. Medical prep school program offers path to commission

    Enlisted airmen who are interested in medical careers as officers have until Sept. 6 to declare their intent to apply for a new pilot program to prepare them for med school....

      6:27 AM, Aug. 19, 2013
  4. 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
  5. Air Force opens doors to single parents

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

      7:27 PM, Jul. 31, 2013
  6. 7 AFSCs finally open to women or are they?

    It remains to be seen whether female airmen will be allowed to join the elite ranks of the special operations community even though the Air Force has lifted the ban on the handful of remaining combat jobs closed to women....

      1:27 PM, Jun. 24, 2013
  7. New EPR feedback form, guidance begin July 1

    The Air Force released the new Airman Comprehensive Assessment for enlisted airmen and officers Monday, along with updated guidance on how the feedback forms will be used as part of performance evaluations beginning July 1....

      1:32 PM, Jun. 10, 2014
  8. 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....

      3:46 PM, Sep. 15, 2014
  9. 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
  10. New early retirement offer

    Some majors who were passed over for promotion for the second time last month may be eligible for early retirement, the Air Force said July 3....

      12:38 PM, Jul. 12, 2014
  11. Air Force promotion system changes: Only recent EPRs will count

    Starting next year, enlisted airmen will start with a clean slate each time they come up for promotion....

      9:31 AM, Nov. 2, 2014
  12. Commanders told to nominate more NCOs for special duties

    The Air Force expects to select between 700 and 1,000 staff sergeants, technical sergeants and master sergeants for the next round of developmental special-duty assignments fewer than during last year's first round....

      4:11 PM, Mar. 28, 2014
  13. Air Force promotion system changes: Only recent EPRs will count

    Starting next year, enlisted airmen will start with a clean slate each time they come up for promotion....

      9:31 AM, Nov. 2, 2014
  14. AFSOC one-star relieved of command amid IG investigation into 'alleged inappropriate relationship'

    The one-star general who was in charge of the Air Force Special Operations Air Warfare Center was relieved of command earlier this month due to 'loss of trust and confidence in his leadership,' according to Air Force Special Operations Command....

      6:56 PM, Jan. 30, 2014
  15. Feb. 2013 officer promotions

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      10:24 AM, Mar. 20, 2013
  16. Nearly 1,000 selected for senior master sergeant

    The Air Force released the list Thursday of 999 master sergeants selected for promotion to senior master sergeant....

      5:21 PM, Mar. 20, 2014
  17. O-6 advancement falls to lowest levels in 24 years

    The promotion opportunities for lieutenant colonels hoping to become colonels will fall to the lowest levels in at least 24 years in 2013 as the Air Force tries to avoid creating logjams throughout the officer ranks....

      2:49 PM, Sep. 13, 2013
  18. Switching to Civil Affairs brings fast promotion, big bucks

    Want to reclassify and become a Civil Affairs specialist? Here's what you need to know about the 38B military occupational specialty....

      10:50 AM, Jun. 1, 2014
  19. Retraining opportunities: The list of what stays and what goes

    Air Force Times has obtained the list of 23 career fields that some airmen will still be able to retrain into this year....

      2:22 PM, Nov. 29, 2013
  20. O-6 advancement falls to lowest levels in 24 years

    The promotion opportunities for lieutenant colonels hoping to become colonels will fall to the lowest levels in at least 24 years in 2013 as the Air Force tries to avoid creating logjams throughout the officer ranks....

      2:49 PM, Sep. 13, 2013
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