en-us Copyright 2014, SaxoTech Online Sun, 21 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Sun, 21 Sep 2014 12:30:40 -0400 15 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 Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:14:00 -0400 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. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:29:00 -0400 $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. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:49:00 -0400 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. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:49:00 -0400 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. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:46:00 -0400 New commander takes over 122nd Fighter Wing Col. Patrick Renwick has taken over as commander of the 122nd Fighter Wing based in Fort Wayne. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:43:00 -0400 Air Force announces new general promotions, assignments Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Thursday that the president has nominated: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:14:00 -0400 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. Sun, 14 Sep 2014 10:47:00 -0400 223 airmen selected for supplemental promotion in September The Air Force announced today that 223 enlisted airmen were selected for supplemental promotions for September. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:18:00 -0400 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. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:34:00 -0400 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. Thu, 04 Sep 2014 19:19:00 -0400 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. Tue, 09 Sep 2014 08:49:00 -0400 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. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 10:29:00 -0400 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. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:39:00 -0400 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. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:58:00 -0400 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. Sun, 24 Aug 2014 10:44:00 -0400 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. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:51:00 -0400 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. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 18:16:00 -0400 Army gets the most service switchers Switching services has slowed to a trickle since the height of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, when hundreds of sailors and airmen were jumping the Navy and Air Force. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 17:38:00 -0400 EPR change for tech sergeants raises new questions The Air Force's plan to introduce a standardized closeout date for evaluating the performance of all technical sergeants, as part of sweeping changes to the enlisted promotion system, has left some airmen unclear on when their next evaluation will occur. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 08:47:00 -0400 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. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 11:55:00 -0400 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. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:48:00 -0400 For prior enlisteds, it's back to basic training For many airmen, basic training is the most grueling part of joining the Air Force. And some might consider it nuts for anyone to go through basic not just once, but three times. Mon, 11 Aug 2014 11:36:00 -0400 332 selected for supplemental promotions The Air Force has selected 332 enlisted airmen for supplemental promotion to staff sergeant and above. Fri, 08 Aug 2014 12:51:00 -0400 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. Fri, 08 Aug 2014 07:28:00 -0400 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. Mon, 04 Aug 2014 14:59:00 -0400 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. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 23:19:00 -0400 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. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:25:00 -0400 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. Sun, 10 Aug 2014 10:58:00 -0400 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. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:32:00 -0400 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. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:50:00 -0400 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. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 09:35:00 -0400 HQ reorganization: Over 3K to lose jobs The Air Force will cut thousands of headquarters jobs as it consolidates installations management across the service and aims to streamline base services and amenities for airmen. Sun, 20 Jul 2014 09:16:00 -0400 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. Sun, 20 Jul 2014 09:16:00 -0400 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. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:49:00 -0400 Air Force loses staff sergeant tests in the mail Promotion test answer sheets for 99 airmen at Pope Field in North Carolina were lost in the mail and were unable to be used in the most recent staff sergeant testing cycle, the Air Force Personnel Center said Thursday. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:50:00 -0400 439 selected for supplemental promotions The Air Force announced today that 439 airmen were selected for supplemental promotions for July. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:35:00 -0400 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. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 08:27:00 -0400 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. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 07:46:00 -0400 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. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 12:38:00 -0400 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. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:53:00 -0400 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. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:34:00 -0400 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. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:58:00 -0400 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. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 10:48:00 -0400 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. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 14:16:00 -0400 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. Sun, 29 Jun 2014 09:18:00 -0400 30-something? It's not too late to enlist Even 30-somethings are now able to enlist in the Air Force. Sun, 29 Jun 2014 09:55:00 -0400 6,684 selected for tech sergeant The Air Force has selected 6,684 staff sergeants for promotion to technical sergeant. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 17:51:00 -0400 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. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 09:19:00 -0400 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. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 08:38:00 -0400 3 officers get new assignments Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh on Friday announced three general officer moves: Mon, 23 Jun 2014 19:33:00 -0400 Hundreds witness change of command ceremony at JBMDL Mon, 23 Jun 2014 13:30:00 -0400 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. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 11:23:00 -0400 Cody: 18-month overhaul starts with new feedback form Get ready for some awkward conversations with your supervisor. Tue, 17 Jun 2014 12:02:00 -0400 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. Mon, 16 Jun 2014 11:36:00 -0400 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. Thu, 12 Jun 2014 08:56:00 -0400 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. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 13:32:00 -0400 Arizona Guard gets first female general The Arizona National Guard has its first female general. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 08:08:00 -0400 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. Fri, 06 Jun 2014 11:37:00 -0400 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. Sat, 07 Jun 2014 14:37:00 -0400