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  1. General officer assignments announced

    Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh announced the following general officer assignments April 21:

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  2. 599 officers selected for promotion

    The Air Force has selected 599 officers for promotion to major, lieutenant colonel and colonel.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
  3. An Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle prepares to land at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., after flying a routine training mission. A new study found drone pilots believe there is a negative perception attached to their jobs. Air Force

    GAO to Air Force: Improve morale for drone pilots

    The Air Force's drone pilots believe there is a negative perception attached to their jobs, report low morale and receive insufficient training, a new government study found.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  4. Airmen return from a six-month deployment to Afghanistan. The Air Force has opened a new round of 15-year retirement opportunities for airmen who were deployed, on a short-tour assignment or had an unwaiverable service commitment during the last application window. Airman 1st Class Betty R. Chevalier/Air Force

    New early retirement window opens

    The Air Force on Tuesday opened a new window for select airmen to apply for early retirement.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
  5. New assignments for six Malmstrom commanders

    The officers relieved of command at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont., following a cheating scandal are headed to new staff positions.

    • Apr. 11, 2014
  6. 'Where there are mistakes, as an institution, we will make it right,' said Lt. Gen. Sam Cox, deputy chief of staff, manpower, personnel and services. Mike Morones / Staff

    Air Force will honor early retirements that were revoked

    The Air Force said Tuesday that a handful of airmen whose approved early retirements had been revoked will still be able to retire if they so choose.

    • Apr. 8, 2014
  7. Senior Air Force officer loses job over 'inappropriate' emails

    A senior Air Force officer at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph in Texas was removed from his job in late March over a 2007 email exchange with the wife of a subordinate officer, the Air Force said.

    • Apr. 4, 2014
  8. New assignments for 7 general officers

    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh announced new assignments for seven general officers Friday. One of the general officers has also been selected for a second star.

    • Apr. 4, 2014
  9. Brig. Gen. Jack L. Briggs II is the Vice Commander, 1st Air Force (Air Forces Northern), Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., and serves as the Deputy Joint Forces Air Component Commander for U.S. Northern Command. BriggsSept20132

    General officer assignments, nomination announced

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced today that the president has made the following nomination:

    • Apr. 1, 2014
  10. 103 selected for captain

    The Air Force has selected 103 officers in several categories for promotion to captain.

    • Mar. 28, 2014
  11. Grissom Air Reserve commander removed from post

    Military officials say the commander at northern Indiana's Grissom Air Reserve Base has been removed from that position and is under investigation.

    • Mar. 28, 2014
  12.  Staff

    90 lieutenant colonels, 131 colonels selected for early retirement

    Ninety lieutenant colonels and 131 colonels were selected for early retirement by the Selective Early Retirement Board that met Dec. 9, according to data provided to Air force Times on Wednesday by the Air Force Personnel Center.

    • Mar. 19, 2014
  13. Personnel chief Lt. Gen. Sam Cox said eligible airmen should continue to apply for the Temporary Early Retirement Authority, or 15-year retirement, and voluntary separation pay programs, despite a pause in processing applications. Mike Morones/Air Force

    AF stops work on most force-shaping programs

    The Air Force has halted work on most of its force reduction programs while it re-evaluates them, according to a statement released Wednesday.

    • Mar. 12, 2014
  14. Approvals are on hold for voluntary separation pay and early retirement programs aimed at thinning the Air Force's ranks by more than 20,000 airmen this year. Staff Sgt. Richard Ebensberger/Air Force

    Air Force halts voluntary separation pay, 15-year retirements

    The Air Force Personnel Center has halted processing of early retirement and voluntary separation applications for both officers and enlisted.

    • Mar. 5, 2014
  15. Ill. Air National Guard has new chief of staff

    The Illinois Air National Guard has named a new chief of staff.

    • Mar. 5, 2014
  16. General officer nominations announced

    The Defense Department announced Feb. 28 that the president has made the following nominations:

    • Mar. 4, 2014
  17. No backdoor pay raise for top brass, official says

    The latest Pentagon budget calls for a one-year pay freeze for all general and flag officers.

    • Mar. 3, 2014
  18. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh says the Air Force will require lieutenant colonels to have a master's degree before they can be promoted to colonel. Michael J. Pausic/Air Force

    Welsh: Master's degree required soon for colonels

    Officers hoping to make major, lieutenant colonel or colonel may soon have to head back to school.

    • Feb. 27, 2014
  19. Command of Whiteman AFB bomb wing changes hands

    Command of the 509th Bomb Wing at Whiteman Air Force Base has been turned over to a Missouri native, Brig Gen. Glen D. VanHerck, at a ceremony in front of 500 troops and family members.

    • Feb. 24, 2014
  20.  Staff

    Air Force pushes RIF board from June to October

    The Air Force is delaying the reduction in force board, originally scheduled for June 16, until October because of 'legal limitations' to the number of officers and the total officers within a grade that may be recommended by a RIF board within a fiscal y

    • Feb. 20, 2014
  21. The clinical nurse career field is slated to lose 210 officers deemed overmanned, according to a chart the Air Force released. Tech. Sgt. Tammie Moore/Air Force

    1,499 first lieutenants, captains face July force shaping board

    The Air Force is planning to cut 520 overmanned first lieutenants and captains in the biomedical sciences corps, dental corps, medical services corps and nurse corps categories this year through force shaping boards.

    • Feb. 12, 2014
  22. SFC pitches idea for 'Army Retirement Medal'

    When Sgt. 1st Class Steven Janotta first floated his idea for a retirement medal, some of his peers thought he was joking and wasting their time.

    • Feb. 9, 2014
  23. Col. Kevin Sampels was relieved of command of the 374th Maintenance Group at Yokota Air Base Japan, due to 'a lack of confidence in his ability to lead,' a spokesman for the 374th Airlift Wing said. Air Force

    Investigation prompts removal of Yokota commander

    Col. Kevin Sampels was relieved of command of the 374th Maintenance Group at Yokota Air Base Japan, due to 'a lack of confidence in his ability to lead,' a spokesman for the 374th Airlift Wing said.

    • Feb. 5, 2014
  24. Col. David Krumm, as 49th Wing commander, speaks on Nov. 1, 2010, during a commander's call at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. The Defense Department announced that Krumm has been selected for the grade of brigadier general. Senior Airman Veronica Stamps/Air Force

    Promotions, new assignments for 1-star and colonel

    Brig. Gen. Jay Silveria has been selected for his second star, and will become the next commander of the Air Force Warfare Center, the Pentagon announced Monday.

    • Feb. 3, 2014
  25. Brig. Gen. Jon Weeks, the one-star general who was in charge of the Air Force Special Operations Air Warfare Center, was relieved of command earlier this month due to 'loss of trust and confidence in his leadership,' according to Air Force Special Operations Command. Air Force

    AFSOC one-star relieved of command amid IG investigation into 'alleged inappropriate relationship'

    The one-star general who was in charge of the Air Force Special Operations Air Warfare Center was relieved of command earlier this month due to 'loss of trust and confidence in his leadership,' according to Air Force Special Operations Command.

    • Jan. 30, 2014
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