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  1. 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.

    • Jul. 10, 2014
  2. Brig. Gen. Brian Kelly says two major factors threaten pilot retention: The high operations tempo of recent years and the lure of private- sector jobs. Rob Curtis/Staff

    AF fighting with cash to keep fighter pilots

    The Air Force is afraid the commercial airline industry's long-awaited hiring boom is right around the corner. And for the second year in a row, the service is planning to pay big to keep airlines from poaching their fighter pilots.

    • Jul. 9, 2014
  3. Sources say Lt. Gen. Lori Robinson, left, will succeed Gen. Herbert 'Hawk' Carlisle as head of Pacific Air Forces. Carlisle, right, will be nominated to take over Air Combat Command. Air Force

    Sources: Robinson picked for PACAF commander, Carlisle for ACC

    The White House is expected to nominate Lt. Gen. Lori Robinson to head up Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) and receive a fourth star, making her the first female four-star commander of combat forces, sources say.

    • Jul. 2, 2014
  4. Staff sergeant promotions hit 16-year low

    The selection rate for promotion to staff sergeant plunged this year to 25.59 percent the lowest rate in 16 years.

    • Jul. 1, 2014
  5. 1,318 selected for promotion to major, lt. col., col

    More than 1,300 officers have been selected for promotion to major, lieutenant colonel or colonel, the Air Force said Friday.

    • Jun. 27, 2014
  6. Master Sgt. Thad Smith, an Air Force recruiter, observes the practice recital of the Oath of Enlistment at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst on May 10. Staff Sgt. Larry E. Reid Jr. / Air Force

    30-something? It's not too late to enlist

    Even 30-somethings are now able to enlist in the Air Force.

    • Jun. 26, 2014
  7. 6,684 selected for tech sergeant

    The Air Force has selected 6,684 staff sergeants for promotion to technical sergeant.

    • Jun. 26, 2014
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    Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James Mike Morones/Staff

    James to review online access to personnel news

    Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James has made better communication with airmen one of her top priorities since taking her post in December.

    • Jun. 25, 2014
  8. Generals breaking the rules: Does rank garner privilege or increased scrutiny?

    The offenses span the spectrum. Wasteful spending. Affairs and inappropriate relationships. Violating ethics and travel regulations. Abusing authority and mistreating subordinates. Reprisal. Showing up drunk to work.

    • Jun. 23, 2014
  9. Clockwise: Col. Mark Baird, Brig. Gen. Thomas Gibson, Brig. Gen. Kenneth Todorov. Air Force

    3 officers get new assignments

    Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh on Friday announced three general officer moves:

    • Jun. 23, 2014
  10. Only 83 master sergeants in the security forces career field are still deemed overmanned as more than 1,400 airmen are likely to be cut by the Air Force's first retention boards, which convened Monday in San Antonio. Samuel King Jr. / Air Force

    Retention boards convene with fewer airmen targeted

    More than 1,400 airmen are likely to be cut by the Air Force's first retention boards, which convened Monday in San Antonio.

    • Jun. 16, 2014
  11. Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force James Cody says the new enlisted performance report will be out in six months. Samuel King Jr./Air Force

    Cody: 18-month overhaul starts with new feedback form

    Get ready for some awkward conversations with your supervisor.

    • Jun. 16, 2014
  12. Nichols to take over as new CAFB commander

    Col. John Nichols will take over as the new wing commander of the 14th Flying Training Wing at Columbus Air Force Base on July 11.

    • Jun. 16, 2014
  13. Luke AFB getting new commanding general

    Luke Air Force Base in Glendale is set to get a new commanding general and the current commander is heading to Afghanistan.

    • Jun. 12, 2014
  14. Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody Scott M. Ash / Air Force

    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.

    • Jun. 9, 2014
  15. Arizona Guard gets first female general

    The Arizona National Guard has its first female general.

    • Jun. 9, 2014
  16. Col. Douglas Schwartz has been named a new commander for northern Indiana's Grissom Air Reserve Base, replacing the base leader who was removed from the position in March during an investigation of his job performance. Air Force via AP

    Replacement named for ousted Grissom commander

    A new commander has been named for northern Indiana's Grissom Air Reserve Base to replace the base leader who was removed from the position in March during an investigation of his job performance.

    • Jun. 6, 2014
  17. 3,500 to be ousted by quality force review board

    More than 3,500 airmen with negative quality indicators for subpar performance will be separated under the Air Force's first Quality Force Review Board.

    • Jun. 5, 2014
  18. Airmen participate in a physical training session in March at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. Mike Morones/staff

    PT test checkup: Tape test fail rate down; run is still a struggle

    Six months after the service changed the rules for the waist measurement portion of the PT test to give airmen with thick middles a second chance to pass by having their body mass index and body fat measured not one airman has qualified, according to

    • Jun. 5, 2014
  19. Biomedical Sciences Corps lieutenant colonels are among those who can apply for time-in-grade waivers. Guido Melo/ / Air Force

    Time in grade, service commitment waivers announced

    Certain lieutenant colonels have until Feb. 1 to apply for time-in-grade waivers, allowing them to retire with at a higher grade.

    • Jun. 2, 2014
  20. Retention boards: 1 in 4 airmen will be told to leave

    The Air Force's first enlisted retention boards are two weeks away from convening and they could end the careers of roughly 4,000 airmen.

    • Jun. 2, 2014
  21. 664 Reserve captains selected for major

    The Air Reserve Personnel Center said Thursday it has selected 664 reservists for promotion to major.

    • May. 29, 2014
  22. Pentagon officials included a pay freeze for all high-ranking military personnel in paygrades O-7 and above in its budget plan. Getty Images

    Budget proposes pay freeze for higher-ranking officers

    The Pentagon brass has spent months urging lawmakers to support pay and benefits changes that could hurt troops' wallets. But those same top brass are also in line to take a hit to the wallet.

    • May. 28, 2014
  23. 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.

    • May. 28, 2014
  1. 2 options offered for lost staff sgt. tests

    Senior airmen at Pope Air Field, North Carolina, whose promotion test answer sheets for the most recent staff sergeant testing cycle were lost in the mail will be allowed to retake the professional development guide portion of their test this year, said a...

      3:10 PM, Jul. 25, 2014
  2. AFPC outlines options for senior airmen affected by lost promotion tests

    The Air Force is still trying to hunt down promotion test answer sheets for the most recent testing cycle that went MIA after they were mailed via FedEx from Pope Airfield, North Carolina, Air Force Personnel Center officials said Friday....

      3:11 PM, Jul. 25, 2014
  3. AFPC outlines options for senior airmen affected by lost promotion tests

    The Air Force is still trying to hunt down promotion test answer sheets for the most recent testing cycle that went MIA after they were mailed via FedEx from Pope Airfield, North Carolina, Air Force Personnel Center officials said Friday....

      3:11 PM, Jul. 25, 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. Air Force loses staff sergeant tests in the mail

    Promotion test answer sheets for 99 airmen at Pope Field in North Carolina were lost in the mail and were unable to be used in the most recent staff sergeant testing cycle, the Air Force Personnel Center said Thursday....

      2:50 PM, Jul. 18, 2014
  6. AFPC outlines options for senior airmen affected by lost promotion tests

    The Air Force is still trying to hunt down promotion test answer sheets for the most recent testing cycle that went MIA after they were mailed via FedEx from Pope Airfield, North Carolina, Air Force Personnel Center officials said Friday....

      3:11 PM, Jul. 25, 2014
  7. 2 options offered for lost staff sgt. tests

    Senior airmen at Pope Air Field, North Carolina, whose promotion test answer sheets for the most recent staff sergeant testing cycle were lost in the mail will be allowed to retake the professional development guide portion of their test this year, said a...

      3:10 PM, Jul. 25, 2014
  8. 2 options offered for lost staff sgt. tests

    Senior airmen at Pope Air Field, North Carolina, whose promotion test answer sheets for the most recent staff sergeant testing cycle were lost in the mail will be allowed to retake the professional development guide portion of their test this year, said a...

      3:10 PM, Jul. 25, 2014
  9. Senior NCO promotions announced for August

    These NCOs have been chosen for promotion in August, the Army announced Thursday:...

      12:27 PM, Jul. 25, 2014
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 1,318 selected for promotion to major, lt. col., col

    More than 1,300 officers have been selected for promotion to major, lieutenant colonel or colonel, the Air Force said Friday....

      9:18 AM, Jun. 29, 2014
  14. 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
  15. Air Force opens doors to single parents

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

      7:27 PM, Jul. 31, 2013
  16. 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
  17. 6,684 selected for tech sergeant

    The Air Force has selected 6,684 staff sergeants for promotion to technical sergeant....

      5:51 PM, Jun. 26, 2014
  18. 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
  19. New options allow ROTC grads to enter Guard, Reserve

    Each year, about 1,500 ROTC cadets are commissioned as second lieutenants in the active-duty Air Force, but personnel cuts across the service are eliminating slots for the new college graduates....

      2:49 PM, Jul. 18, 2014
  20. 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
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