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  • OTS beta courses aim to test shortened commissioning program for SNCOs

    Air Education and Training Command officials are reimagining how Airmen are developed and are announcing two beta course tests that would shorten the officer commissioning program for senior noncommissioned officers, April 30.
  • More cadets given opportunity to fly

    More than 530 U.S. Air Force Academy cadets from the 2019 graduating class have been matched to attend pilot training pending final qualifications and commissioning. This is a 26 percent increase over the 2018 class.
  • Air Force offers several paths from stripes to bars

    Our military offers many opportunities for military members to receive world class training that prepares them for a future in the military with skills and educational benefits that also prepare them for the civilian workforce. We ensure service members have the expertise and skills they need to overcome evolving security challenges. Professional development is at the forefront of building military leaders. For those who are in pursuit of higher education, commissioning programs are one of the ways future Airmen can begin their career as a company-grade officer within the military ranks.
  • Air Force announces TFOT Active Duty 18OT02 and 18OTCAD selection board results

    A total of 288 men and women from across the Air Force have earned an opportunity to become Air Force leaders following their selection for an officer's commission, officials announced today.
  • SecAF selects AFCENT Airman for commissioning program

    Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson notified a U.S. Air Forces Central Command Airman of his selection for the Senior Leader Enlisted Commissioning Program-Active Duty Scholarship, Dec. 20, 2017.
  • Application window open for 2018 nurse, direct enlisted commissioning programs

    The Air Force’s Personnel Center will accept applications from active-duty enlisted Airmen for the Nurse Enlisted and Direct Enlisted Commissioning Programs through March 16, 2018, for the April selection boards.
  • Chaplain candidates participate in internship

    About 20 years ago, an African Methodist Episcopal pastor placed his hands on a 7-year-old boy’s forehead. After a moment of reflection, he prophesied the boy would be a man of God. Today, that boy is now 2nd Lt. William Hammond, an Air Force chaplain candidate completing his Master of Divinity. The lieutenant is one of 27 candidates in a variety of religious faiths who are part of the Air Force Reserve Command Chaplain Candidate Intensive Internship June 24 to July 28, 2017. By the end of the 35-day training tour the candidates will have visited Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi; Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas; Robins AFB, Georgia; Maxwell AFB, Alabama; as well as Hurlburt Field, Tyndall AFB, and Eglin AFB in Florida.
  • From the ground up

    Some people dream of becoming a fighter pilot, while others dream of becoming a military special operator. Very few people make both dreams come true. Second Lt. Andrew Dane, a 47th Flying Training Wing pilot graduate and former Tactical Air Control Party special operator, will be able to see both dreams come true. Dane has successfully completed specialized undergraduate pilot training and is on his way to fly the F-16 Fighting Falcon.
  • Enlisted Airmen selected for 2017 nursing program

    Almost three dozen active-duty enlisted Airmen have been selected for the 2017 Nurse Enlisted Commissioning Program following the April 17-19, 2017, selection board at the Air Force Personnel Center.
  • 386th AEW navigator commission’s daughter on graduation day

    Now a newly minted second lieutenant, Brittany Peters was set to graduate the ROTC program at the University of North Carolina, and commission into the North Carolina Army National Guard. While deployed to Southwest Asia, Bret Peters made sure he had the technology to swear-in his daughter, via video teleconference, live streaming at the class graduation and swearing in ceremony.
  • Eglin Airman selected by Welsh for unique commissioning program

    An Airman’s cell phone rings, but he doesn’t answer because for him personal calls can wait until after work. It rings again; he lets it go to voicemail. On the third call he finally answers and is shocked to discover Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III on the line. During the call, Senior Airman Markese Buckholtz learned he would become an officer through the Senior Leader Enlisted Commissioning Program.
  • Air Force announces OTS rated selection board results

    A total of 189 men and women from across America were selected for an officer's commission, officials announced Sept. 28.
  • Wrenches to wings: munitions maintainer becomes F-15C pilot

    Second Lt. Kyle Wheeler once prepared weapons for the F-15C Eagle as an munitions maintenance operator. After earning his commission, Wheeler is in the initial stages to climb into the cockpit and drop the weapons he once delivered.
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