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  1. 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.

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Arizona Guard gets first female general

    The Arizona National Guard has its first female general.

    • Jun. 9, 2014
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James speaks at the Pentagon on Jan. 24. Cliff Owen/The Associated Press

    Air Force Secretary: General officer corps numbers are being 'scrubbed'

    At a time when tens of thousands of rank-and-file airmen are seeing their jobs endangered and facing voluntary and involuntary force reductions, one group has remained noticeably untouched: generals.

    • May. 27, 2014
  18. 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
  19. Master sgt. promotion list due out Thursday

    The list of airmen selected for promotion to master sergeant is expected to be released Thursday, the Air Force Personnel Center said.

    • May. 19, 2014
  20. Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force James Cody says the new feedback forms will be time-consuming, but it will be 'time well spent.' Scott M. Ash / Air Force

    New EPR feedback form coming this month

    The first step in a major overhaul of how enlisted airmen are evaluated is expected to be released by the end of May.

    • May. 18, 2014
  21. Welsh announces new assignments for 9 generals

    Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh announced nine general officer assignments Thursday:

    • May. 15, 2014
    • CAREERS /
    Senior Airman Joseph Tharp of the 9th Operations Support Squadron at Beale Air Force Base, California, hugs his pregnant wife, Sarah, in November after returning home from a deployment to 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

    Air Force to offer 3 years off for airmen to start families

    The Air Force is planning to launch a pilot program later this year that would allow airmen to temporarily leave the service to start a family and return three years later.

    • May. 15, 2014
  22. General officers nominated or assigned to new posts

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Friday announced three presidential nominations of Air Force generals:

    • May. 9, 2014
    • CAREERS /
    Airmen return from a six-month deployment to Afghanistan. More than 8,600 airmen applied for voluntary separation pay by the time the window closed May 1, the Air Force said Tuesday. Airman 1st Class Betty Chevalier/Air Force

    8,600 airmen apply for voluntary separation pay

    More than 8,600 airmen applied for voluntary separation pay by the time the window closed May 1, the Air Force said Tuesday.

    • May. 7, 2014
  1. 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....

      12:38 PM, Jul. 12, 2014
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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....

      12:38 PM, Jul. 12, 2014
  5. 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....

      2:16 PM, Jul. 2, 2014
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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....

      12:38 PM, Jul. 12, 2014
  10. 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
  11. Air Force opens doors to single parents

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

      7:27 PM, Jul. 31, 2013
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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....

      10:43 AM, May 25, 2014
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 8,600 airmen apply for voluntary separation pay

    More than 8,600 airmen applied for voluntary separation pay by the time the window closed May 1, the Air Force said Tuesday....

      1:25 PM, May 8, 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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