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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. (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
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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
  5. 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
  6. Air Force eases officer education requirements

    The Air Force will no longer consider advanced academic degrees when Line of the Air Force officers are up for promotion to lieutenant colonel and below.

    • Aug. 22, 2014
  7. 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
  8. No RIF for medical corps, medical service corps officers in Oct.

    Medical corps and medical service corps officers who planned to meet the reduction in force board in October no longer have to.

    • Aug. 12, 2014
  9. Basic cadets perform extra physical training as ordered by their instructors for an infraction during Basic Cadet Training in Jacks Valley. Mike Morones / Staff

    Getting tough: How the Air Force primes its future officers

    The future leaders of the Air Force stood at attention on the Air Force Academy's main pavilion on a bright July morning, ready for 11 days that would change their lives.

    • Aug. 11, 2014
  10. Intel officers offered retention bonuses

    Certain captains and majors who are intelligence officers have until Sept. 22 to apply for a new critical skills retention bonus.

    • Aug. 7, 2014
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
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