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If you need a good laugh to ease into your Monday, we’ve got just what you need. A bunch of Air Force recruiters have taken the moniker R.W.A. — Recruiters With Attitude — and filmed a video parodying N.W.A.’s hip hop classic “Straight Outta Compton.” Their song, “Straight Outta Lackland,” cracks jokes about the life of a recruiter and the ways they sell potential recruits on life in the Air Force. And I’m no hip hop historian, but I’d be willing to bet this is the first rap song to drop a reference to the Air Force Song’s first line, “Off we go…

The cover story from our Sept. 8 issue, “Crushing demands of job lead some Air Force recruiters to falsify reports,” is proving quite controversial. The command chief master sergeant of the Air Force Recruiting Service, Chief Master Sgt. Charles Lamer, fired back in this week’s issue with an op-ed calling the story “a gross misrepresentation” of the recruiting service. Air Force Times would like to hear from more recruiters out there. Is cheating widespread, condoned and — in some cases — encouraged by supervisors? Or do you think the anecdotes and opinions reported in our story are outliers, and that…

The Ambassadors in Blue are looking for a few good airmen to join their team, according to Air Force Personnel Center officials. The 138-member unit is looking for some new blood among officers and enlisted members willing to make multi-year commitments to the team that performs up to 75 demonstrations a year in the U.S. and abroad, according to AFPC. Officers selected to the team serve a two-year assignment and enlisted members serve three or four. The team is looking for a demonstration pilot, operations officer, executive officer, maintenance officer and public affairs officer, according to AFPC. Known officially as…

If you watch a game at the House that J.P. Losman Built, you might just be inspired enough to join the Air Force. That’s what the 313th Recruiting Squadron is banking on. The unit and the Buffalo Bills just announced a deal that will allow the service to advertise on signage at Ralph Wilson Stadium and on buffalobills.com. The squadron also will “activate” a tailgate party area on game days. And since we’re on the topic, let’s hope the war in Iraq ends better than Super Bowl XXV:

The Department of Defense announced today that the the Air Force active and reserve components met their  recruiting and retention benchmarks fiscal year-to-date 2011, through May. The Air Force had 18,444 accessions, which was its fiscal year-to-date 2011 recruiting goals.  DoD said the service is on track to meet its fiscal year-to-date 2011 retention goals. The Air National Guard had 4,529 accessions, with a goal of 4,523; while the Air Force Reserve had 6,079 accessions, with a goal of 6,194. DoD said that both components are on target to achieve their fiscal year attrition goals.

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