Media reports suggesting that the Air Force might require some pilots to stay in uniform beyond their agreed-to separation dates are not true, said the service’s top officer.
The National Security Agency is holding its 17th annual Cyber Defensive Exercise to help young cyber warriors hone their skills.
Military officials say the 2017 continuing resolution could be the worst yet. The service chiefs of Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps all told Congress this week that this year could be the straw that breaks the camel’s back.
The Air Force is meeting with airline companies May 18th, but the service isn’t expecting to solve the pilot shortage quickly.
The military says a fighter pilot on a training mission ditched his jet in a wooded area so that the plane would avoid crashing into a suburban Washington neighborhood
The top military leaders of each branch say the cumulative effect of years of continuing resolutions is taking its toll. But what makes 2017 so much worse than all the other years?
Three senior Air Force generals urged lawmakers to pass a complete budget, warning that another continuing resolution would have consequences for the Air Force so dire that all training missions would be grounded for two months.
Senators grilled President Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of the Air Force on Thursday over $450,000 in alleged improper payments her private consulting firm collected from Energy Department laboratories, but their questions and Heather Wilson’s answers did little to shed little additional light on the matter.
The Air Force’s problem lies not in pilot recruitment, but rather retention. Meanwhile, the major airlines are enjoying a financial boom.
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.
The Air Force alone is dealing with a shortage of more than 600 pilots. The service is having trouble competing with airlines that can pay pilots more.
Three top Air Force generals told Congress that manpower issues were the greatest challenge to the organization’s readiness. While specific concerns varied between the USAF, the Reserves and the Air National Guard, each agreed that recruiting and retention is their top priority.
Top officials in two military branches say a yearlong continuing resolution would stop civilian hiring and flying hours.
Only one military leader was aware of a new investigation into Tumblr blogs by the military.