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U.S. Air Force Col. Kristine B. Smith, 710th Combat Operations Squadron deputy director from Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., stands surrounded by her family as they pin on her colonel rank, July 14, 2017, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. Smith was promoted by Col. Dustin P. Smith, Headquarters U.S. Air Forces Central Command chief of staff and her husband, as his last official duty in the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Maldonado) Colonel promotes wife, then retires
When military members hold their promotion ceremonies, many times their families enjoy the occasion alongside them. Spouses, children, parents, siblings and other relatives witness the time-honored ceremony and take part in the tradition of pinning or tacking on the next rank.
0 7/18
2017
Default Air Force Logo AF selects 8,167 for promotion to technical sergeant
Air Force officials selected 8,167 staff sergeants for promotion to technical sergeant out of 25,552 eligible for a selection rate of 31.96 percent. The technical sergeant promotion list will be available on the Air Force Portal and myPers July 20, 2017, at 8 a.m. CDT. On July 20, Airmen can also access their score notices on the Virtual Military Personnel Flight via Air Force Personnel Center’s secure applications page.
0 7/11
2017
Default Air Force Logo How well do you understand the Air Force enlisted evaluation board process?
The Air Force promotion system promotes the most fully-qualified NCOs and senior NCOs based on the quality of their records and other weighted factors, while recognizing an individual Airman’s potential for advancement to the next rank.
0 6/16
2017
Default Air Force Logo Air Force Selection Board Secretariat releases 2018 board schedule
The Air Force Selection Board Secretariat has released the calendar year 2018 selection board schedule.
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2017
First Lt. Nicholas Lundin, 480th Intelligence, Reconnaissance and Surveillance Wing chief of current operations, stands between his dad Michael Lundin and grandfather Ray Lundin while saying the oath of enlistment administered by Lt. Col. Brian Webster, presiding officer, May 24, 2017 at the World War II memorial in Washington D.C. Underneath the Pacific portion of the World War II monument, 1st Lt. Nicholas Lundin’s new rank was pinned on by his father and grandfather. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Darnell T. Cannady) Celebrating generations of military service
Three generations of Lundins gathered at the National World War II Memorial May 24, 2017, to celebrate the military service of family members, past and present.
0 5/30
2017
Default Air Force Logo AF selects 5,166 for promotion to master sergeant
The Air Force has selected 5,166 technical sergeants for promotion to master sergeant of the 20,169 eligible. The overall selection rate was 25.61 percent, with an average selectee overall score of 523.22. Selectees’ average time-in-grade was 3.86 years, time-in-service was 14.36 years and the average decorations score was 11.42. Additionally, the U.S. Air Force Supervisory Examination average score was 71.46 and the average board score was 374.48.
0 5/24
2017
Col. Joseph McFall, 52nd Fighter Wing commander, promotes his sister, Theresa Goodman, to the rank of colonel via video teleconferencing technology, May 15, 2017 at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. Goodman is a medical inspector at the Air Force Inspection Agency headquarters at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, 5296 miles away from Spangdahlem. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Staci Miller) Birds of a feather: brother promotes sister via VTC
The video stream stuttered, lagged and occasionally froze, but it ended with Col. Theresa Goodman looking into a webcam and rendering a perfectly clear salute to her brother stationed 5,296 miles away from her location, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico. Col. Joseph McFall, the 52nd Fighter Wing commander here, promoted his sister, who he refers to as Tess, to the rank of colonel via video teleconferencing technology, May 15, 2017. As soon as her new rank took effect, Goodman made sure to jokingly let her older brother know it would be the last salute she would have to give him for a while.
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2017
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jose Cobo Bernal, 407th Expeditionary Logistic Readiness Squadron materiel management technician, practices sword drill during a U.S. Marine Corps Corporal’s Course May 2, 2017. The corporal’s course is a 14-day formal training event designed to educate Marine corporals on the duties and responsibilities of an NCO. Deployed Airmen were granted the opportunity to attend the course, which is an eligibility requirement for Marines before promoting to the rank of sergeant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ramon A. Adelan) Deployed Airmen, Marines conquer U.S. Marine Corps Corporal’s Course
Deployed Airmen at the 407th Air Expeditionary Group were given the opportunity to attend the U.S. Marine Corps’ Corporal’s Course to gain vital skills to be successful as enlisted leaders. Attending alongside their Marine brothers-in-arms, Airmen embarked on the two-week training, which is designed to build new competencies and expand upon prior leadership experience.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo AF selects 471 for promotion to captain
The Air Force selected 471 first lieutenants for promotion to captain during the 2016D Captain Line of the Air Force, chaplain, Line of the Air Force-judge advocate, nurse corps, medical service corps and biomedical service corps quarterly selection process.
0 4/07
2017
Default Air Force Logo Squadron revitalization leads to EPME changes
The reenlistment and extension ineligibility requirement will be removed from the enlisted professional military education program effective March 15, 2017 according to Air Force officials.
0 3/14
2017
Default Air Force Logo Air Force selects 1,391 for promotion to senior master sergeant
The Air Force has selected 1,391 master sergeants for promotion to senior master sergeant of the 11,788 eligible.
0 3/02
2017
Default Air Force Logo AF selects 534 for promotion to colonel, lieutenant colonel, major
The Air Force has selected 534 active-duty officers for promotion as a result the 2016A Medical and Dental Corps central selection boards for colonel, lieutenant colonel and major.
0 1/27
2017
Default Air Force Logo AF selects 929 for promotion to captain
The Air Force selected 929 first lieutenants for promotion to captain during the calendar year 2016C Captain Line of the Air Force, Chaplain, Line of the Air Force-Judge Advocate, Nurse Corps, Medical Service Corps and Biomedical Service Corps quarterly selection process.
0 1/10
2017
Default Air Force Logo AF selects 531 for promotion to chief master sergeant
The Air Force has selected 531 senior master sergeants for promotion to chief master sergeant out of the 2,229 eligible.
0 12/08
2016
Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: Oct. 7
On this look around the Air Force, promotion statistics are released, the U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa commander emphasizes the importance of a well-trained force, and a F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter pilot’s remains are returned home. Hosted by Airman 1st Class Cory Kuttler.
0 10/07
2016
Default Air Force Logo AF selects 1,931 for promotion to major
The Air Force selected 1,931 captains for promotion to major during the calendar year 2016C major chaplain and line of the Air Force central selection boards.
0 10/07
2016
Gen. Darren W. McDew, the U.S. Transportation Command commander, watches as former Women Airforce Service Pilot Pauline Cutler-White and retired Col. Charles McGee, one of the original Tuskegee Airmen, pin new rank on Lt. Gen. Stayce D. Harris during her promotion ceremony Aug. 26, 2016, at Joint Base Andrews, Md. Harris became the Air Force's first black female lieutenant general, and also the first reservist to fill the position of the assistant vice chief of staff and director of the air staff. (U.S. Air Force photo/Andy Morataya) First AF reservist assumes role as AF assistant vice chief
Lt. Gen. Stayce D. Harris received her new rank during a promotion ceremony Aug. 26 at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. Former Women Airforce Service Pilot Pauline Cutler-White and retired Col. Charles McGee, one of the original Tuskegee Airmen, helped pin on the new rank. Harris is the Air Force's first black female lieutenant general, and also the first reservist to fill the position of the assistant vice chief of staff and director of the air staff.
0 8/29
2016
Default Air Force Logo AF selects 16,506 for promotion to staff sergeant
Out of the 39,064 eligible senior airmen, 16,506 were selected for promotion to staff sergeant, Air Force officials announced Aug. 25. The overall selection rate was 42.25 percent, with an average selectee overall score of 360.88. Officials selected 2,318 Airmen with a promote now recommendation for 14.04 percent of the total selects; 5,762 Airmen
0 8/25
2016
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein and retired Army Col. Joe Wilson pin stars onto the uniform of Air Force Gen. Stephen W. Wilson, the U.S. Strategic Command deputy commander, during his promotion to general at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., July 22, 2016. Goldfein, who presided over the ceremony, said that Wilson had the competence and character required to be promoted to the rank of general and hold the position of 39th vice chief of staff of the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. April Wickes) STRATCOM deputy commander receives fourth star
Air Force Gen. Stephen W. Wilson, the U.S. Strategic Command deputy commander, received his fourth star July 22 during a promotion ceremony at the parade field on Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska.
0 7/25
2016
Default Air Force Logo 7,501 selected for promotion to technical sergeant
The Air Force has selected 7,501 staff sergeants for promotion to technical sergeant of the 33,569 eligible. The overall selection rate was 22.35 percent, with an average selectee overall score of 380.67.
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2016
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