The Air Force is taking into consideration new recommendations from the RAND Corporation.
Military officers needs explicit permission from Congress to transition from part-time reservist to full-time active duty, but Air Force secretary Heather Wilson said that hinders retention.
The number of people involuntarily separated from the services is trickling to a halt.
Military personnel say DOPMA is foundationally sound, but needs more workarounds, especially for highly-technical fields
The Air Force says it will no longer require its most-junior airmen to go through formal performance reviews. Officials framed the move as the latest in a series of steps to reduce administrative burdens.
The Navy announced its bonus reenlistment numbers for pilots in 2018. Meanwhile, Congress is trying to give more money to the Air Force to retain pilots.
The Air Force is giving battlefield airmen incentive pay even when they are not in a war zone to encourage them to seek medical care and stay in the service.
The Air Force is expanding its diversity and making things easier on pregnant women. The policies are part of a larger push from the Air Force to attract and retain its best talent. The Air Force is trying to grow to 321,000 active duty airmen from 318,000 by the end of the year.
The Air Force is meeting with airline companies May 18th, but the service isn’t expecting to solve the pilot shortage quickly.
When the hiring freeze started there were about 8,500 vacancies across the Air Force and the service was taking on about 1,300 each month.