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 Air Force Careers

  1. Kwast, O'Shaughnessy nominated for third stars

    President Obama has nominated Air Force Maj. Gen. Steven L. Kwast and Maj. Gen. Terrence J. O'Shaughnessy for appointment to lieutenant general and for new assignments, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced today.

    • Aug. 1, 2014
  2. Little Rock AFB welcomes new commander

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) The Little Rock Air Force Base has welcomed a new commander to its 314th Airlift Wing.

    • Aug. 1, 2014
  3. '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
    • CAREERS /
    Senior Airman Joseph Tharp of Beale Air Force Base, California, hugs his wife, Sarah, in November after returning home from Afghanistan. The Air Force plans to offer up to three years off to airmen who want to start a family or pursue other interests. Airman 1st Class Bobby Cummings/Air Force

    Up to 40 to be selected for personal, professional sabbaticals

    The Air Force will select up to 20 enlisted airmen and 20 officers to take one- to three-year sabbaticals to start families or pursue other personal or professional ambitions, the service announced Wednesday.

    • Jul. 31, 2014
  4. Change-of-command planned at Little Rock AFB

    A change-of-command ceremony is planned at the Little Rock Air Force Base for a new leader of the 314th Airlift Wing.

    • Jul. 31, 2014
  5. 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
    • CAREERS /

    HQ reorganization: Over 3K to lose jobs

    The Air Force will cut thousands of headquarters jobs as it consolidates installations management across the service and aims to streamline base services and amenities for airmen.

    • Jul. 18, 2014
  6. 460 selected for captain

    The Air Force has selected 460 first lieutenants in a variety of career fields for promotion to captain, the Air Force Personnel Center said Friday.

    • Jul. 18, 2014
  7. ROTC cadets with the University of Colorado-Boulder's Det 105 attend a weekly class on campus. The Air Force is offering soon-to-be graduates the option of seeking relief from their service commitment or going into the Air National Guard or Reserve. University of Colorado-Boulder

    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.

    • Jul. 18, 2014
  8. 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
  9. 439 selected for supplemental promotions

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

    • Jul. 17, 2014
    • CAREERS /
    Capt. Brooke Lake, right, and Capt. Robert Shannon, left, 341st Operations Support Squadron missile combat crew commander instructor, goes through a launch procedure checklist during simulation training at Malmstrom Air Force Base in February. Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder/Air Force

    Malmstrom AFB to add 216 new positions

    As much of the Air Force is reducing personnel across the board, about 1,100 positions have been added to the nuclear force.

    • Jul. 17, 2014
  10. Change of command set for Wright-Patterson AFB

    A new leader is taking command of southwest Ohio's Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and the 88th Air Base Wing there.

    • Jul. 17, 2014
  11. 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.

    • Jul. 11, 2014
  12. Lt. Gen. John F. Campbell Staff

    Nominee praises progress of Afghan security forces

    Senators stuck mostly to basic questions for Army Gen. John Campbell at his confirmation hearing Thursday to become the next commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan.

    • Jul. 10, 2014
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 6,684 selected for tech sergeant

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

    • Jun. 26, 2014
    • CAREERS /
    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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  1. 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....

      6:16 PM, Aug. 18, 2014
  2. 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....

      6:16 PM, Aug. 18, 2014
  3. 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....

      1:51 PM, Aug. 19, 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. 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....

      1:51 PM, Aug. 19, 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. 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....

      6:16 PM, Aug. 18, 2014
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  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. 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
  17. 243 retraining slots remain for first-term airmen

    First-term airmen looking to retrain in 2014 have 10 career fields to choose from, according to a new list of retraining opportunities provided by the Air Force....

      11:14 AM, Dec. 8, 2013
  18. 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
  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. Selected for promotion to lieutenant colonel: A-M

    Abercrombie, Peter Brian Ii...

      1:36 PM, Jun. 27, 2014
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