31 Jul '17, 10pm

Air Force trims eligibility for up-or-out extensions

Air Force trims eligibility for up-or-out extensions

The Air Force is giving airmen in 106 enlisted career fields up to two more years to get promoted before they are made to leave the service under the newest round of high year of tenure extensions. That represents a slight decline from the 122 career fields made eligible for so-called “up or out” extensions in February 2016, which itself was a broad expansion of the 38 Air Force specialty codes that were previously eligible. The release did not say why the number of career fields was reduced. The Air Force Personnel Center said in a Monday release that the service is extending tenure limits to hold onto experienced airmen in critical, undermanned career fields, in areas such as intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; maintenance; nuclear; cyber; and special operations — areas where the Air Force has been acutely concerned about its readiness shortfalls. The Air Forc...

Full article: https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/your-air-force/2017/07...

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