29 Aug '16, 10pm

Air Force opens the door to all enlisted to fly drones

The Air Force is vastly expanding the number of enlisted airmen who can apply to fly drone aircraft. When the Air Force in July first announced details on its plans to retrain enlisted airmen to fly the unarmed RQ-4 Global Hawk, it said that only airmen who were career enlisted aviators in Air Force specialty codes beginning with either 1AXXX -- including jobs such as flight engineers, aircraft loadmasters, and airborne cryptologic linguists -- or 1U0XX sensor operators could apply. But that has now changed. In a Monday release, the Air Force said enlisted airmen in all AFSCs can apply. Other eligibility requirements that were announced in July -- that airmen must be staff sergeants through senior master sergeants, and must be able to stay on active duty for six years after they graduate -- remain in effect. The Air Force is also moving back some deadlines to give more peo...

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