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

    The Arizona National Guard has its first female general.

    • Jun. 9, 2014
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  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.

    • May. 22, 2014
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. TERA, VSP window opens May 22 for some RIF-eligible officers

    Some captains and majors facing a reduction-in-force board this October will be able to apply for Temporary Early Retirement Authority or voluntary separation pay beginning May 22.

    • May. 6, 2014
  22. Gen. Selva to assume new post at Scott AFB

    A southwestern Illinois military operation that manages the armed force's shipping and transportation needs is getting a new commander.

    • May. 5, 2014
  23. Maj. Gen. Marshall B. 'Brad' Webb is up for promotion to lieutenant general and for assignment as commander, North Atlantic Treaty Organization Special Operations Headquarters, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, Mons, Belgium. Air Force

    New NATO commander nominated, general officer assignments announced

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced today that the president has nominated Air Force Maj. Gen.

    • May. 2, 2014
  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  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. Staff sergeant testing window moved up one month

    Aspiring staff sergeants must prepare to test as early as April 1, one month earlier than previously announced. But those selected for promotion will avoid facing the enlisted retention board reviewing airmen for separation....

      3:52 PM, Feb. 8, 2014
  7. 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
  8. Air Force opens doors to single parents

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

      7:27 PM, Jul. 31, 2013
  9. 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
  10. Staff sergeant promotion rate worst in 15 years

    The Air Force will release a staff sergeant list Thursday that reflects the worst promotion rate in 15 years....

      1:41 PM, Jul. 31, 2013
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Selected for promotion to lieutenant colonel: A-M

    Abercrombie, Peter Brian Ii...

      1:36 PM, Jun. 27, 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....

      2:16 PM, Jul. 2, 2014
  17. 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....

      11:23 AM, Jun. 18, 2014
  18. Staff sergeant testing window moved up one month

    Aspiring staff sergeants must prepare to test as early as April 1, one month earlier than previously announced. But those selected for promotion will avoid facing the enlisted retention board reviewing airmen for separation....

      3:52 PM, Feb. 8, 2014
  19. 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
  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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