Personnel officials said that 1,270 Line of the Air Force majors were selected for promotion to lieutenant colonel. And 38 captains were selected to become majors in the Medical Service Corps.
The Air Force told the senior raters of selectees that they had been chosen before the public announcement was made. These advance notifications give commanders the chance to tell officers face-to-face that they have been chosen, and in some cases arrange a celebration.
The list of selectees can be found here.