en-us Copyright 2014, SaxoTech Online Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:52:53 -0400 15 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 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 Thu, 05 Jun 2014 19:22:00 -0400 Time in grade, service commitment waivers announced Certain lieutenant colonels have until Feb. 1 to apply for time-in-grade waivers, allowing them to retire with at a higher grade. Fri, 06 Jun 2014 12:39:00 -0400 Retention boards: 1 in 4 airmen will be told to leave The Air Force's first enlisted retention boards are two weeks away from convening - and they could end the careers of roughly 4,000 airmen. Mon, 02 Jun 2014 20:44:00 -0400 664 Reserve captains selected for major The Air Reserve Personnel Center said Thursday it has selected 664 reservists for promotion to major. Fri, 30 May 2014 07:42:00 -0400 Budget proposes pay freeze for higher-ranking officers The Pentagon brass has spent months urging lawmakers to support pay and benefits changes that could hurt troops' wallets. But those same top brass are also in line to take a hit to the wallet. Wed, 28 May 2014 20:04:00 -0400 Air Force intel center at Wright-Patterson to get new leader A new commander is taking over a national military intelligence agency headquartered at an Air Force base in southwest Ohio. Wed, 28 May 2014 07:31:00 -0400 Air Force Secretary: General officer corps numbers are being 'scrubbed' At a time when tens of thousands of rank-and-file airmen are seeing their jobs endangered and facing voluntary and involuntary force reductions, one group has remained noticeably untouched: generals. Wed, 28 May 2014 00:04:00 -0400 4,073 selected for master sergeant; selection rate hits new low The Air Force has selected 4,073 technical sergeants for promotion to master sergeant in the toughest year in more than a decade. Sun, 25 May 2014 10:43:00 -0400 Master sgt. promotion list due out Thursday The list of airmen selected for promotion to master sergeant is expected to be released Thursday, the Air Force Personnel Center said. Mon, 19 May 2014 14:46:00 -0400 New EPR feedback form coming this month The first step in a major overhaul of how enlisted airmen are evaluated is expected to be released by the end of May. Mon, 19 May 2014 16:22:00 -0400 Welsh announces new assignments for 9 generals Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh announced nine general officer assignments Thursday: Sun, 18 May 2014 09:09:00 -0400 Air Force to offer 3 years off for airmen to start families The Air Force is planning to launch a pilot program later this year that would allow airmen to temporarily leave the service to start a family and return three years later. Fri, 16 May 2014 13:42:00 -0400 General officers nominated or assigned to new posts Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Friday announced three presidential nominations of Air Force generals: Fri, 09 May 2014 15:57:00 -0400 8,600 airmen apply for voluntary separation pay More than 8,600 airmen applied for voluntary separation pay by the time the window closed May 1, the Air Force said Tuesday. Thu, 08 May 2014 13:25:00 -0400 TERA, VSP window opens May 22 for some RIF-eligible officers Some captains and majors facing a reduction-in-force board this October will be able to apply for Temporary Early Retirement Authority or voluntary separation pay beginning May 22. Tue, 06 May 2014 15:48:00 -0400 Gen. Selva to assume new post at Scott AFB A southwestern Illinois military operation that manages the armed force's shipping and transportation needs is getting a new commander. Mon, 05 May 2014 11:03:00 -0400 New NATO commander nominated, general officer assignments announced Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced today that the president has nominated Air Force Maj. Gen. Sun, 04 May 2014 09:35:00 -0400 New round of separation rollbacks, early retirements begins The Air Force on Thursday announced the launch of its second round of date-of-separation rollbacks for enlisted airmen. Sun, 04 May 2014 09:35:00 -0400 E-SERB canceled for biomedical lt. cols. Lieutenant colonels in the Biomedical Sciences Corps who were concerned about their jobs can relax: The Air Force has canceled its planned enhanced Selective Early Retirement Board covering those officers. Thu, 01 May 2014 16:53:00 -0400 Final count: More than 2,100 enlisted members granted early retirement The Air Force has finished processing and approving enlisted airmen's early retirement applications and is nearly finished officers' applications. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:38:00 -0400 General officer assignments announced Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh announced the following general officer assignments April 21: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:40:00 -0400 Switching services could be your best shot at OCS Michael Heller knew that if he was going to move up, he had to get out. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:46:00 -0400 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