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    First Lt. Daniel Cook, 319th Missile Squadron missile combat crew commander, and 2nd Lt. Kyle Todd, 319th Missile Squadron deputy missile combat crew commander, man a launch control center in August 2013. Officers in their missile launch career field now qualify for bonuses that began Oct. 1. Airman 1st Class Jason Wiese/Air Force

    7 enlisted, 3 officer career fields are eligible for bonuses

    Airmen in 10 career fields seven enlisted and three officer jobs are eligible for bonuses aimed at improving morale in the nuclear community, the Air Force announced Thursday.

    • Oct. 2, 2014
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    Tech. Sgt. Willard Mitchell, 338th Training Squadron military training leader, marches a flight of students toward the Triangle at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, in 2011. Kemberly Groue/Air Force

    4 specialties now qualify for extra pay; others phased out or reduced

    The Air Force is offering new special duty assignment pay to airmen in four specialties, the Air Force Personnel Center said Thursday.

    • Oct. 2, 2014
  1. RIF board to cut fewer captains, majors

    The Air Force expects it will cut 355 captains and majors under a reduction in force board scheduled to convene this month.

    • Oct. 1, 2014
  2. 1,882 officers selected for captain

    The Air Force announced today that 1,882 first lieutenants were selected for promotion to captain in the quarterly selection for calendar 2014.

    • Oct. 1, 2014
  3. 397 officers moving up in October

    Nearly 400 captains through lieutenant colonels will move up in October as part of the monthly promotions that continue throughout the year.

    • Oct. 1, 2014
  4. Nearly 2,000 NCOs will add a stripe in October

    Nearly 2,000 senior airmen through senior master sergeants will add a stripe in October as part of the monthly promotions that continue throughout the year.

    • Sep. 29, 2014
  5. Staff sergeant evals will all close out Jan. 31

    Staff sergeants' enlisted performance reports will close out on Jan. 31 under the Air Force's overhauled promotion system, the service said in a Thursday release.

    • Sep. 25, 2014
  6. The military services are developing specialized recruiting and training policies for the Defense Department's nascent cyber force, a new Pentagon report says. Tech. Sgt. Cecilio M. Ricardo Jr./Air Force

    As cyber force grows, manpower details emerge

    The military will need to expand its force of cyber warriors beyond plans for 6,200 personnel, and the individual services are hammering out the manpower-related details of precisely how to build that force from the ground up, according to a new Pentagon

    • Sep. 23, 2014
  7. 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
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    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
  8. 2nd Lt. Oliver Parsons, right, and 1st Lt. Andy Parthum check systems in the underground control room of a missile launch control facility. Incentive pay of up to $300 for missileers and some enlisted airmen will begin Oct. 1. Charlie Riedel/AP

    $300 incentive pay for officers, some enlisted assigned to nuclear mission begins Oct. 1

    Officers assigned to the Air Force's nuclear mission will receive $300 a month in incentive pay beginning Oct.

    • Sep. 15, 2014
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. (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
  13. 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
  14. 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
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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
  16. 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
  17. Recruiters who go by-the-book say they can spend several hours in the morning visiting a school in a rural location, grabbing a fast-food lunch during their drive back to their home office, and spend the afternoon interviewing potential recruits and shuttling recruits without cars to and from a testing location. Senior Airman Tiffany DeNault / Air Force

    Crushing demands of job lead some Air Force recruiters to falsify reports

    Air Force recruiting is plagued by a longstanding epidemic of falsifying records, according to multiple recruiters around the country.

    • Sep. 1, 2014
  18. 2nd Lt. Oliver Parsons, left, and 1st Lt. Andy Parthum check systems in the underground control room where they work at an ICBM launch control facility near Minot, N.D. Now airmen can trade places with those on other bases. Charlie Riedel/The Associated Press

    Air Force to begin rotating launch officers

    The latest change in the nuclear missile career field will let airmen trade places with each other, opening up opportunities for officers to work on a different base for three months.

    • Aug. 30, 2014
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  1. Air Force promotion system changes: Only recent EPRs will count

    Starting next year, enlisted airmen will start with a clean slate each time they come up for promotion....

      11:13 AM, Oct. 31, 2014
  2. Air Force promotion system changes: Only recent EPRs will count

    Starting next year, enlisted airmen will start with a clean slate each time they come up for promotion....

      11:13 AM, Oct. 31, 2014
  3. Old vs. new

    Under the Air Force's new enlisted promotion system, enlisted performance report scores will carry a great deal more weight....

      3:53 PM, Oct. 31, 2014
  4. Delayed CCAF transcripts going out to airmen today

    Airmen who've been waiting for their Community College of the Air Force transcripts can breathe easier soon....

      2:15 PM, Oct. 31, 2014
  5. Air Force promotion system changes: Only recent EPRs will count

    Starting next year, enlisted airmen will start with a clean slate each time they come up for promotion....

      11:13 AM, Oct. 31, 2014
  6. 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
  7. Old vs. new

    Under the Air Force's new enlisted promotion system, enlisted performance report scores will carry a great deal more weight....

      3:53 PM, Oct. 31, 2014
  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. Old vs. new

    Under the Air Force's new enlisted promotion system, enlisted performance report scores will carry a great deal more weight....

      3:53 PM, Oct. 31, 2014
  10. 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
  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. Old vs. new

    Under the Air Force's new enlisted promotion system, enlisted performance report scores will carry a great deal more weight....

      3:53 PM, Oct. 31, 2014
  13. 397 officers moving up in October

    Nearly 400 captains through lieutenant colonels will move up in October as part of the monthly promotions that continue throughout the year....

      5:00 PM, Oct. 1, 2014
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 3-star's career stalled over sexual assault case

    For most of her career, Lt. Gen. Susan Helms has defied gravity, rising from astronaut to one of only three female lieutenant generals in the Air Force. But her decision to overturn a sex assault conviction may bring an end to her heretofore meteoric...

      11:11 AM, Jun. 13, 2013
  18. 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....

      4:58 PM, Aug. 26, 2014
  19. 15-year retirement window closes, but new round for some

    Some airmen will get a second chance at a 15-year retirement....

      1:21 PM, Apr. 8, 2014
  20. Soldiers who don't meet MOS requirements will be reclassified or kicked out

    Regular Army enlisted soldiers who are not qualified in their MOS will be reclassified or involuntarily separated under a new quality control program launched by Human Resources Command....

      9:56 AM, Oct. 31, 2014
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