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 Air Force Careers

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  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.

    • Jun. 27, 2014
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. Arizona Guard gets first female general

    The Arizona National Guard has its first female general.

    • Jun. 9, 2014
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  1. 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....

      2:31 PM, Aug. 1, 2014
  2. 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....

      2:31 PM, Aug. 1, 2014
  3. 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....

      2:32 PM, Aug. 1, 2014
  4. 30-year strategy calls for new approach to Air Force careers

    The Air Force should create a way for airmen to leave the service, gather real-world experience and then bring that back into the Air Force without being punished for it, according to the service's 30-year plan unveiled July 30....

      2:33 PM, Aug. 1, 2014
  5. 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....

      2:31 PM, Aug. 1, 2014
  6. 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....

      12:25 PM, Aug. 1, 2014
  7. 30-year strategy calls for new approach to Air Force careers

    The Air Force should create a way for airmen to leave the service, gather real-world experience and then bring that back into the Air Force without being punished for it, according to the service's 30-year plan unveiled July 30....

      2:33 PM, Aug. 1, 2014
  8. 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....

      2:31 PM, Aug. 1, 2014
  9. 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....

      12:25 PM, Aug. 1, 2014
  10. 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....

      2:32 PM, Aug. 1, 2014
  11. 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....

      2:32 PM, Aug. 1, 2014
  12. 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
  13. 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....

      2:32 PM, Aug. 1, 2014
  14. Air Force opens doors to single parents

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

      7:27 PM, Jul. 31, 2013
  15. 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....

      8:50 AM, Jul. 31, 2014
  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. 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
  18. 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....

      8:50 AM, Jul. 31, 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. 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....

      9:35 AM, Jul. 27, 2014
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