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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. Air Force opens doors to single parents

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

      7:27 PM, Jul. 31, 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. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  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. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Technical sergeant promotion list released

    The Air Force Thursday released the list of more than 5,600 staff sergeants who have been selected for promotion to technical sergeant....

      3:03 PM, Jun. 29, 2013
  11. 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
  12. FY14 CW4, Technical, Selection Board Results

    SEQ # NAME BR 59 ADAMS JEFFREY WAYN MI 6 ADKINSON DERRICK L MI 12 ALCORN SCOTT MATTH QM 237 ALEXANDER DANNY TE MI 240 ALI...

      11:32 AM, Jul. 9, 2014
  13. 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
  14. 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....

      9:20 AM, Oct. 5, 2014
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. AF female body bearer talks teamwork, days at Arlington

    This isn't a job that's required or asked of you. It's a job you want. It requires stoicism amid the sounds and sights of grief. Because for many families, the U.S. Honor Guard is the last military representation they see....

      10:15 AM, May 26, 2013
  18. 599 officers selected for promotion

    The Air Force has selected 599 officers for promotion to major, lieutenant colonel and colonel....

      1:21 PM, Apr. 18, 2014
  19. Former stand-out MTI one of 600 being forced out of Air Force

    A former standout military training instructor who lost a stripe for name-calling and working late must leave the Air Force by Sept. 20....

      1:49 PM, Jun. 27, 2013
  20. Leaders seek relief for the busiest, most stressed airmen

    Staff Sgt. Jason Ostberg watched the birth of his son over FaceTime from an iPhone in Afghanistan. It would be 31/2 more months before father and son could finally meet....

      11:15 AM, Dec. 3, 2013
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