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The Air Force has unveiled programs to cut end strength, prompting many airmen to ask whether it would be better to voluntarily separate or retire or try to wait out the drawdown. This week’s Air Force Times explains the various force management measures being used this year and what airmen should consider as they think about their future. Airmen need to start preparing right away for the possibility of voluntary and involuntary cuts, Air Force personnel chief Lt. Gen. Samuel Cox said in a recent interview. Cox, chief of staff for manpower and personnel services, spoke to Air Force Times…

The Air Force has unveiled programs to cut end strength, prompting many airmen to ask whether it would be better to voluntarily separate or retire or try to wait out the drawdown. This week’s Air Force Times explains the various force management measures being used this year and what airmen should consider as they think about their future. Airmen need to start preparing right away for the possibility of voluntary and involuntary cuts, Air Force personnel chief Lt. Gen. Samuel Cox said in a recent interview. Cox, chief of staff for manpower and personnel services, spoke to Air Force Times…

Sixty-six assignments at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, will be 24-month tours, regardless of accompanied status, according to an Air Force Personnel Center release. The change applies to anyone selected for those positions after Jan. 1 or later. The positions include those held by airmen first class through lieutenant colonels who “directly support the priority level one mission” there, said Bill Warner, AFPC’s assignment programs and procedures branch chief, in the release. “The purpose of the tour extension is to provide a level of continuity at Incirlik Air Base that is currently constrained due to the tour lengths that are now…

Looking to 2014, airmen can expect further force cuts, changes to how they are evaluated and new opportunities in career fields such as cyber security. This week’s Air Force Times lays out the 15 things airmen need to know about what to expect in the coming year. One thing airmen should definitely expect is the Air Force to continue to get smaller under budget pressure next year. Toward that end, airmen will be told Jan. 6 if they will be considered by the service’s first Quality Force Review, which will look at separating subpar enlisted airmen. You can read more…

Looking to 2014, airmen can expect further force cuts, changes to how they are evaluated and new opportunities in career fields such as cyber security. This week’s Air Force Times lays out the 15 things airmen need to know about what to expect in the coming year. One thing airmen should definitely expect is the Air Force to continue to get smaller under budget pressure next year. Toward that end, airmen will be told Jan. 6 if they will be considered by the service’s first Quality Force Review, which will look at separating subpar enlisted airmen. You can read more…

In his latest Airman to Airman video, Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh takes what could be his toughest stance yet on sexual assault and harassment in the ranks. “I think it’s time we just looked ourselves in the mirror and were honest about this,” Welsh says in the two-minute video posted on the Air Force website. The message is somewhat reminiscent of a June 13 video by Australian Lt. Gen. David Morrison posted to YouTube over what the army chief called “highly inappropriate material demeaning to women” circulated by a group of army officers. In the Dec. 19 Air Force…

Check out the Air Force’s newest additions, nine little bundles of fur born to first-time mom, Hanny, Dec. 20, at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. The pups are part of the Defense Department’s Military Working Dog Breeding Program. Nothing says Christmastime cuteness like a pile of puppies, don’t you think? You can check out more photos on the group’s Facebook page.

The Department of the Air Force ranks 14th among the 19 largest agencies in this year’s “Best Places to Work in the Federal Government” list released today. According to the agency list – indexed by scores that measure overall performance related to employee satisfaction and commitment – the Air Force’s ranking fell by 4.30 points and from 13th place in last year’s ranking. The Navy took 10th place this year, and the Army tied for 17th with the Department of Labor; the Office of the Secretary of Defense ranked 15th. The Department of Homeland Security ranked lowest once again, and…

The Air Force has announced a total of 18 voluntary and involuntary force management programs as part of the most sweeping force cuts since the end of the Cold War. In this week’s Air Force Times, we explain how the Air Force is planning to enact the deep cuts and when they will take place. Meanwhile, the Senate is considering a compromise defense budget passed b y the house that would cut end strength but provide more flying hours and protect some of the aircraft that the Air Force wants to retire. Budget cuts have taken a toll on how…

The Air Force has announced a total of 18 voluntary and involuntary force management programs as part of the most sweeping force cuts since the end of the Cold War. In this week’s Air Force Times, we explain how the Air Force is planning to enact the deep cuts and when they will take place. Meanwhile, the Senate is considering a compromise defense budget passed b y the house that would cut end strength but provide more flying hours and protect some of the aircraft that the Air Force wants to retire. Budget cuts have taken a toll on how…

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