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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
  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Air Force opens doors to single parents

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

      7:27 PM, Jul. 31, 2013
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Numerical EPR scores gone; time-in-grade, service on way out

    Beginning next year, you won't get numerical ratings on your enlisted performance report....

      10:58 AM, Aug. 10, 2014
  9. 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
  10. Air Force intel center at Wright-Patterson to get new leader

    A new commander is taking over a national military intelligence agency headquartered at an Air Force base in southwest Ohio....

      7:31 AM, May 28, 2014
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Retiree deaths May 2013

    Courtesy of the Air Force Personnel Center:...

      10:02 AM, Nov. 5, 2013
  14. 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
  15. New up or out rules, and what they mean for NCOs

    New rules for noncommissioned officer careers will give thousands of soldiers more time in grade and more time to get ready for duty at the next rank....

      1:35 PM, Jul. 17, 2013
  16. 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
  17. More colonels, lt. colonels selected this year

    The Air Force on Wednesday announced it has selected 18 lieutenant colonels to promote to colonel, and 1,350 majors to promote to lieutenant colonel during the 2013A line of the Air Force, and line of the Air Force, judge advocate general selection boards...

      1:23 PM, Jul. 18, 2013
  18. With nomination blocked, 3-star applies for retirement

    Lt. Gen. Susan Helms will not be the vice commander of Space Command after a prominent Democratic lawmaker successfully blocked her nomination for overturning a sexual assault conviction....

      9:29 AM, Nov. 10, 2013
  19. Cash to leave in 2015: AF cranks up retirement, separation budget

    The Air Force is planning to spend as much as $1.6 billion on separations and early retirements by the end of fiscal 2015, according to budget documents submitted to Congress....

      2:16 PM, Mar. 25, 2014
  20. 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
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