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  • AF awards recognize pilot excellence

    With a continued focus on solving the pilot retention problem and maintaining air dominance, Air Force senior leaders look to celebrate the culture and flying expertise of their pilots.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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