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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force James Cody says the new feedback form, which supervisors will use for one-on-one performance conversations with their airmen, 'is all about you improving, understanding what your expectations are and having meaningful, purposeful conversations about how to get better.' Courtesy photo

    Feedback critical to racking and stacking

    This year's retention boards and the overhaul of the enlisted performance evaluation system make one thing clear: Racking and stacking airmen is the new reality.

    • Aug. 26, 2014
  7. Rand

    Round three of special duty assignment nominations begins in Sept.

    The third round of selections for special duty assignments is set to kick off next month, with commanders expected to nominate staff sergeants, technical sergeants and master sergeants for assignments that used to be filled by volunteers.

    • Aug. 22, 2014
  8. Double EPRs: Move to fixed date for evals means some will get two this year

    Some technical sergeants will receive two enlisted performance reports this year, as the Air Force implements sweeping changes to the enlisted evaluation system that include fixed dates for each rank.

    • Aug. 18, 2014
  9. Mobility pilots Tech. Sgt. Parker Gyokeres/Air Force

    Guard and Reserve are recruiting airmen hit by force cuts

    The 'help wanted' sign is out for airmen facing the prospect of losing their active-duty jobs in the Air Force or whose nerves are so frayed after surviving this year's aggressive round of force cuts that they've decided it's time to call it quits.

    • Aug. 18, 2014
  10. EPR change for tech sergeants raises new questions

    The Air Force's plan to introduce a standardized closeout date for evaluating the performance of all technical sergeants, as part of sweeping changes to the enlisted promotion system, has left some airmen unclear on when their next evaluation will occur.

    • Aug. 14, 2014
  11. Students at the U.S. Air Force Academy Preparatory School in Colorado Springs, Colo., learn how to get in proper formation. Mike Morones / Staff

    For prior enlisteds, it's back to basic training

    For many airmen, basic training is the most grueling part of joining the Air Force. And some might consider it nuts for anyone to go through basic not just once, but three times.

    • Aug. 11, 2014
  12. 332 selected for supplemental promotions

    The Air Force has selected 332 enlisted airmen for supplemental promotion to staff sergeant and above.

    • Aug. 7, 2014
  13. 'Now, more than ever, we need to make sure that we have a system that is able to document performance, first and foremost,' Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Cody said in describing plans to overhaul the enlisted promotion and evaluation system. Scott Ash / Air Force

    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.

    • Jul. 31, 2014
  14. 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.

    • Jul. 25, 2014
  15. 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.

    • Jul. 17, 2014
  16. 439 selected for supplemental promotions

    The Air Force announced today that 439 airmen were selected for supplemental promotions for July.

    • Jul. 17, 2014
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 6,684 selected for tech sergeant

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

    • Jun. 26, 2014
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 4,073 selected for master sergeant; selection rate hits new low

    The Air Force has selected 4,073 technical sergeants for promotion to master sergeant in the toughest year in more than a decade.

    • May. 22, 2014
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