en-us Copyright 2014, SaxoTech Online Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:36:29 -0400 15 599 officers selected for promotion The Air Force has selected 599 officers for promotion to major, lieutenant colonel and colonel. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:21:00 -0400 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. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:28:00 -0400 New early retirement window opens The Air Force on Tuesday opened a new window for select airmen to apply for early retirement. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:37:00 -0400 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. Sun, 13 Apr 2014 09:40:00 -0400 25 selected for supplemental promotions The Air Force has selected 25 airmen for supplemental promotion to staff sergeant, technical sergeant and senior master sergeant. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:50:00 -0400 Air Force ramps up transition assistance for flood of separating airmen The Air Force is ramping up its Transition Assistance Program to help handle an unusually high number of airmen expected to leave the service in the next few years, Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force James Cody said Wednesday. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:55:00 -0400 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retirements that were revoked The Air Force said Tuesday that a handful of airmen whose approved early retirements had been revoked will still be able to retire if they so choose. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 15:01:00 -0400 15-year retirement window closes, but new round for some Some airmen will get a second chance at a 15-year retirement. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 13:21:00 -0400 Thousands of airmen spared under revised force-shaping plan At least 8,751 airmen's jobs are no longer on the chopping block this year, according to the latest charts obtained by Air Force Times. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 17:52:00 -0400 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. Sat, 05 Apr 2014 09:42:00 -0400 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. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 15:33:00 -0400 Thousands of airmen spared At least 8,751 airmen's jobs are no longer on the chopping block this year, according to the latest charts obtained by Air Force Times. Sat, 05 Apr 2014 09:42:00 -0400 General officer assignments, nomination announced Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced today that the president has made the following nomination: Wed, 02 Apr 2014 13:03:00 -0400 103 selected for captain The Air Force has selected 103 officers in several categories for promotion to captain. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 16:49:00 -0400 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. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 10:49:00 -0400 Commanders told to nominate more NCOs for special duties The Air Force expects to select between 700 and 1,000 staff sergeants, technical sergeants and master sergeants for the next round of developmental special-duty assignments - fewer than during last year's first round. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 16:11:00 -0400 Wednesday is last chance to apply for early retirement The window for most airmen to apply for early retirement closes on Wednesday. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 12:00:00 -0400 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. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 14:16:00 -0400 Cost of buyouts The Air Force plans to spend nearly $1 billion on early retirement and separation payments to more than 20,000 airmen in fiscal 2015: Mon, 24 Mar 2014 09:05:00 -0400 Nearly 1,000 selected for senior master sergeant The Air Force released the list Thursday of 999 master sergeants selected for promotion to senior master sergeant. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 17:21:00 -0400 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. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 13:00:00 -0400 Processing to resume for some early retirement, voluntary separation applications Air Force officials announced a decision Saturday to resume processing applications for voluntary separations and early retirement for airmen with 15 or more years of service, with the exception of some categories that require waivers such as for service Wed, 19 Mar 2014 08:59:00 -0400 Panel urges end to U.S. ban on transgender troops The United States should join the dozen other nations that allow transgender people to serve in the armed forces, an independent commission said in a report released Thursday, saying there is no medical reason for the decades-old ban and calling on Presid Thu, 13 Mar 2014 19:18:00 -0400 54 enlisted selected for supplemental promotion Fifty-four additional enlisted airmen have been selected for supplemental promotion, the Air Force Personnel Center announced Thursday. Thu, 13 Mar 2014 14:28:00 -0400 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. Thu, 13 Mar 2014 14:50:00 -0400 Re-up, retention bonuses for select few, budget documents show Competition for bigger, but fewer, re-enlistment bonuses will be much tighter this year and next. And retention bonuses will be more plentiful for airmen with critical skills such as intel, according to budget documents released Tuesday. Wed, 12 Mar 2014 13:52:00 -0400 DoD plans no cuts to spouse tuition program, official says Many troops and families may be worried about the future of family support and community programs, but one program that isn't suffering from budget woes is the military spouse tuition program - Military Spouse Career Advancement Account, or MyCAA. Thu, 06 Mar 2014 17:12:00 -0400 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. Sun, 09 Mar 2014 09:36:00 -0400 Senior master sgt. promotion announcement delayed The Air Force has delayed by two weeks the announcement of senior master sergeant promotion selections. Wed, 05 Mar 2014 16:33:00 -0400 Ill. Air National Guard has new chief of staff The Illinois Air National Guard has named a new chief of staff. Wed, 05 Mar 2014 07:38:00 -0400 General officer nominations announced The Defense Department announced Feb. 28 that the president has made the following nominations: Tue, 04 Mar 2014 11:30:00 -0400 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. Mon, 03 Mar 2014 08:15:00 -0400 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. Fri, 28 Feb 2014 13:37:00 -0400 Chief: Getting personal on EPRs will help airmen Discussions about personal finances and relationships with supervisors - one of the steps coming to the new Enlisted Evaluation System - raise privacy concerns for some airmen. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 11:46:00 -0400 New tool: Live chats on myPers The myPers website - no matter how user-friendly - sometimes just doesn't come up with the right answer. Tue, 25 Feb 2014 12:36:00 -0400 Help wanted in the Reserve: Big bonuses, retraining opportunities and a way to stay Air Force Thousands of airmen at risk of being cut in the drawdown could find a parachute in the Air Force Reserve. Mon, 24 Feb 2014 20:28:00 -0400 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. Mon, 24 Feb 2014 08:23:00 -0400 Leadership program opens for new, recent separating troops Troops who plan to leave the military within the next three to six months, or have recently left, may be eligible to apply for a leadership program aimed at helping them make the transition to the corporate world. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 19:02:00 -0400 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 11,000 reservists and Guard members support the mission. And there's no sign of the growth letting up. Thu, 20 Feb 2014 19:59:00 -0400 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 Thu, 20 Feb 2014 19:55:00 -0400 AETC commander: Changes coming to nuclear missile officer training The Air Force will make changes to how it trains its nuclear missileers in light of a widespread cheating scandal, the head of the Air Education and Training Command said Thursday. Thu, 20 Feb 2014 13:34:00 -0400 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. Thu, 13 Feb 2014 16:23:00 -0400 AF Reserve Command is recruiting recruiters The Air Force Reserve Command needs volunteers for full-time recruiters. Wed, 12 Feb 2014 16:16:00 -0400 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. Mon, 10 Feb 2014 13:09:00 -0400 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. Sat, 08 Feb 2014 15:52:00 -0400 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. Thu, 06 Feb 2014 12:36:00 -0400 Security forces hardest hit as Air Force plans to cut 23,263 this year The Air Force is planning to cut 23,263 airmen this year alone through its massive force management programs, and on the chopping block is 15 percent of security forces airmen. Wed, 12 Feb 2014 15:45:00 -0400 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. Tue, 04 Feb 2014 09:05:00 -0400 Airman: Marines aren't that different Marines and airmen might have opinions about what each other's service is like, but one devil dog who made the switch to the Air Force said both sides might be surprised to learn that they're not as different as they might think. Mon, 03 Feb 2014 10:16:00 -0400 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. Thu, 30 Jan 2014 18:56:00 -0400 RIF-eligible captains, majors can apply for voluntary exit Feb. 6 Some captains and majors who are eligible for a reduction-in-force board can apply for voluntary separation between Feb. 6 and May 1. Tue, 28 Jan 2014 22:52:00 -0400 187 selected for promotion to captain The Air Force has selected 187 first lieutenants for promotion to captain in a variety of career fields. Mon, 27 Jan 2014 14:55:00 -0400 Grandson of Enola Gay pilot nominated for first star Col. Paul Tibbets IV, grandson of the pilot who flew the B-29 that dropped the first atomic bomb, has been nominated to get his first star, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Thursday. Sun, 26 Jan 2014 09:12:00 -0400 Board targets colonels for early retirement Colonels who are pilots, combat systems officers, special tactics officers, intelligence officers, among other career fields, could be retired under a broadened selective early retirement board the Air Force will convene between June 16 and July 4. Sat, 25 Jan 2014 09:35:00 -0400 7,000 to face Quality Force Review Board Roughly 7,000 enlisted airmen are eligible to face - and possibly be selected for separation by - the Air Force's first Quality Force Review Board in May, the Air Force Personnel Center said. Sun, 19 Jan 2014 09:10:00 -0400 DoD expects recruiting to slow down as economy speeds up Recruiting is all good -- for now. The past several years have seen some of the best military recruits in history, as the civilian job market was poor in many places and the services put large, well-funded recruiting teams in place at the height of the Iraq war. Fri, 17 Jan 2014 12:13:00 -0400 Captains, majors could face RIFs this summer Some captains and majors could be caught up in a reduction in force this summer, according to a chart obtained by Air Force Times. Sat, 11 Jan 2014 10:05:00 -0400 Lt. colonels, majors face 'enhanced' SERB Some active-duty majors and lieutenant colonels will meet a broadened selective early retirement board between June 16 and July 4, the Air Force said. Mon, 13 Jan 2014 12:38:00 -0400 100 selected for supplemental promotion The Air Force has selected 100 airmen for supplemental promotions in January. Thu, 09 Jan 2014 12:22:00 -0400 Lists show who's eligible - and ineligible - for early retirement Fighter, rescue or remotely piloted aircraft pilots hoping for an opportunity to retire early or take other voluntary separation measures in the coming drawdown are going to be disappointed. Thu, 09 Jan 2014 13:56:00 -0400