Mandatory first shirt duty — this week’s Air Force Times


Top performing NCOs may soon be ordered to spend three years as a first sergeant, according to Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force James Cody.

In this week’s Air Force Times, we look at who would be affected and the promotion advantages of being a first sergeant.

Also this week, you can read how seven valor awards went to one squadron in the Alaska Air National Guard for missions in Afghanistan.

Five members of the 212th Rescue Squadron received a total of one Silver Star and six Bronze Stars with valor for rescuing U.S. and Danish troops.

Meanwhile, the Air Force hopes to use a bit of extra money it has received from Congress to buy more flying hours. The service would mostly focus on keeping units in the Pacific training.

And the court-martial of a recruiter accused of rape, sexual assault and related offenses is set to begin on June 3.  The charges involve 18 women, mostly Air Force applicants.

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