pilot shortage

Senior Airman Peter Reft/Senior Airman Peter Reftagile

Air Force cuts number of occupations available for reenlistment bonuses as retention flourishes

The service dropped nearly half of the occupations from its reenlistment bonus list for 2021.

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(Staff Sgt. Kayla White/U.S. Air Force via AP)Todd Benson

Air Force filling its employment holes, looking to improve leadership

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Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein, right, sitting next to Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert B. Neller, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016, before the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on long-term budgetary challenges. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

More pilots are staying in the Air Force and others may come home this fall

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Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Chelsea Troy MilburnGunner's Mate 2nd Class Joe Tyson, front, and Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Jake Anderson, both assigned to Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105), man MK 38 MOD 2 mount consoles in the ship's pilot house during an integrated training team (ITT) drill. Dewey is on a scheduled deployment to conduct operations in the Indo-Pacific region. It will also support the Wasp Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) in order to advance U.S. Pacific Fleet's Up-Gunned ESG concept and will train with forward-deployed amphibious ships across all mission areas.

Navy’s pilot shortage may be shored up by 2023, but then the real challenge begins

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501st Combat Support Wing Public/Airman 1st Class Jennifer ZimaA U.S. Air Force CV-22 Osprey assigned to the 352nd Special Operations Wing, RAF Mildenhall, U.K., performs a flyover during the Mi Amigo 75th anniversary flypast event at Endcliffe Park, Sheffield, U.K., Feb. 22, 2019. The aircraft flew over the park where thousands of U.K. residents honored the memory of the ten fallen U.S. Airmen who died when their war-crippled B-17 Flying Fortress crash landed to avoid killing residents and nearby children. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jennifer Zima)

New study shows grim outlook for future of Air Force pilot shortage

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Air Force beefing up pilot pipeline in 2019 budget to deal with shortage

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Oldies but goodies: Air Force looks to retirees to help pilot shortage

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(U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Steven R. Doty)Air Force pilot

Navy, Congress put money on pilot shortage

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33rd Fighter Wing/Public Affairs/Senior Airman Stormy ArcherPilots with the 33rd Fighter Wing prepare to take off during exercise Northern Lightning at Volk Field, Wis., Aug. 26, 2016. Northern Lightning is a joint total force exercise that gives the Air National Guard, Air Force and Navy a chance to practice offensive counter air, suppression and destruction of enemy air defense and close air support. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Stormy Archer)

New Air Force secretary announces new pilot incentives, bashes budget unpredictability

In one of her first public appearances, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson gives pilots more flexibility in contract lengths.

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(U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Steven R. Doty)Air Force pilot

Air Force puts money where its mouth is to retain airmen

The 2018 budget proposal funds programs that will keep airmen in the service and better their life outside the military.

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Staff Sgt. Daniel Phelps

Air Force getting big response to squadron revitalization, making moves on pilot shortage

The Air Force is getting about 5,000 visitors a day on its site created to aggregate ideas on how to better squadrons.

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