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Default Air Force Logo Air Force announces 100 percent promotion opportunity to major
In the latest move to restore the Air Force’s readiness and lethality, senior leaders are taking a closer look at officer performance management with a focus on developing leaders and retaining the talented professionals the service needs.
0 9/13
2017
Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: Sept. 8
FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS) – On this look around the Air Force, Airmen mobilize in preparation for Hurricane Irma, the Air Force looks to improve quality of life and service service to help retain experienced fighter aircrews and Airmen and dependents are invited to participate in the 2017 Air Force community feedback tool survey. Hosted by
0 9/08
2017
Default Air Force Logo AF to implement Second Assignment In-Place Pilot Program
The Air Force will allow limited fighter aircrew to extend their time at certain assignments in an effort to improve quality of life, quality of service and help retain experienced aviators for longer than 20 years.
0 9/07
2017
Default Air Force Logo AF offers high year of tenure extensions to retain experienced Airmen
The Air Force is offering high year of tenure extensions to active-duty Airmen in certain shortage Air Force specialty codes and grades effective Aug. 1, 2017.
0 7/31
2017
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson speaks about the important role communities play in supporting the Air Fore mission at the 2017 Defense Communities National Summit, Washington, D.C., June 19, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/Wayne A. Clark) Wilson discusses importance of communities at Defense Communities Summit
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson spoke about the important role communities play in supporting the Air Force mission at the 2017 Defense Communities National Summit June 19 in Washington, D.C.
0 6/19
2017
Capt. Matt Davis, 909th Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker pilot, flies in formation with U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning IIs from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121, March 14, 2017, over the Pacific Ocean. The training sortie marked the first air refueling mission with F-35s in the 909th ARS’s area of operation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier) Airmen voice suggestions, initiate AMC Aviation Retention Task Force stand up
The Air Mobility Command stood up the AMC Aviation Retention Task Force May 3, 2017, after receiving more than 600 responses to a video published on social media mid-April to solicit ideas regarding Air Force aviation retention concerns.
0 6/06
2017
Default Air Force Logo Air Force announces significant changes to Aviation Bonus Program
As part of its retention efforts, the Air Force released details on the fiscal year 2017 Aviation Bonus Program (AvB) June 5, 2017. This year’s program implements an increase in maximum bonus amounts authorized in the fiscal 2017 National Defense Authorization Act in addition to more flexibility in contract lengths.
0 6/05
2017
Lt. Gen. Gina Grosso, the Air Force deputy chief of staff for manpower, personnel and services, testifies before the House Armed Services subcommittee on Military Personnel about the nation's pilot shortage March 29, 2017, in Washington, D.C.  Grosso testified with Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Mark Brilakis, the deputy commandant for manpower and reserve affairs; Navy Vice Adm. Robert Burke, the chief of naval personnel; and Army Maj. Gen. Erik Peterson, the director of Army aviation.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash) AF addresses pilot shortage
Lt. Gen. Gina Grosso, the Air Force manpower, personnel and services deputy chief of staff, testified on the pilot shortage before the House Armed Services subcommittee on military personnel in Washington, D.C., March 29, 2017.
0 3/30
2017
Default Air Force Logo AF announces FY16 aviator bonuses: RPA pilots eligible for first time
Eligible active-duty aviators have until Sept. 30 to apply for the fiscal year 2016 Aviator Retention Pay or Critical Skills Retention Bonus programs, Air Force officials announced Dec. 15.
2 12/15
2015
The constant and insatiable demand for remotely piloted aircraft airpower has placed stressors on nearly every career field within the enterprise. For the RPA maintenance career fields, these stressors are causing the retention rates to plummet causing rates lower than that of any other aircraft in Air Combat Command. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen) RPA maintainers accomplish mission despite low retention
The constant and insatiable demand for remotely piloted aircraft airpower places stressors on nearly every career field within the RPA enterprise. For some Airmen of the 432nd Maintenance Group, the fast-paced deployment rotation, constant shift work, time away from family, limited assignment options and struggle of daily process changes, are more than enough to make some choose not to re-enlist.
2 9/29
2015
Default Air Force Logo Aug. 15 – Pulse on AF force management
Featured in this force management update are details regarding changes to the reduction in force board eligibility, enlisted retention and force shaping board results and the ongoing civilian force management programs.


2 8/15
2014
Default Air Force Logo AF implements intel officer retention program
Eligible intelligence officers have until Sept. 22 to apply for a critical skills retention bonus implemented by the Air Force this month, Air Force Personnel Center officials said today.
0 8/07
2014
Default Air Force Logo Pilots, combat systems officers may be eligible for retention incentives
Eligible active-duty pilots and combat systems officers have until Sept. 30 to apply for the fiscal year 2014 Aviator Retention Pay Program, Air Force officials said June 25.
4 6/25
2014
Default Air Force Logo Enlisted quality force review board to be held in May
A quality force review board will convene here May 5-16 to consider eligible Airmen for retention, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced today.
7 1/03
2014
Default Air Force Logo AF to convene CMSgt retention board in June
The Air Force will convene a chief master sergeant retention board in June to select chief master sergeants for retirement no later than Nov. 1, 2014, officials announced today.
0 12/11
2013
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