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Old 11-17-2009, 04:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Air Force to cut 3,700 airmen in 2 years

Air Force to cut 3,700 airmen in 2 years - Air Force News, news from Iraq - Air Force Times

"The drawdown is back.
Less than two weeks after announcing new incentives to keep airmen serving in undermanned career fields, the Air Force late Monday announced it needs to cut 3,700 enlisted airmen and officers in 2010 and 2011.
Driving the cuts are better-than-expected retention rates that could leave the service above its authorized size of 331,700 active-duty airmen by the end of 2010, the Air Force announced.
Among enlisted troops, the Air Force is targeting those who are retirement eligible and those with less than 14 years of service.
For officers, the program will encourage colonels and lieutenant colonels to retire early. The service is also cutting back the number of new officers it plans to commission during 2010 from Officer Training School and ROTC."

First we pay guys to get out in 2007, then we recall guys, now we aare going to "ask" O-5/6's to retire. Unreal force management.
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Old 11-17-2009, 04:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Cutting 144 OTS slots and delaying over 400 ROTC cadets into the next FY. Sucks to be those cadets!
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Old 11-17-2009, 04:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
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well, promote me to Lt Col and retire me early!
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Old 11-17-2009, 05:49 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Cutting 144 OTS slots and delaying over 400 ROTC cadets into the next FY. Sucks to be those cadets!
When you say cut OTS slots, do you mean people who already received OTS slots, people already in OTS, or future OTS slots that have not been granted yet?
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Old 11-17-2009, 06:33 PM   #5 (permalink)
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When you say cut OTS slots, do you mean people who already received OTS slots, people already in OTS, or future OTS slots that have not been granted yet?
Yeah.. how would this affect guys who got hired by the reserves and dont have any training dates yet (but are slated for OTS in 2010)?
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I am hoping they are offering this to rated Captains. I had planned on getting out in the spring but if I can get some dough to walk out the door even better. Going to call tomorrow.
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I am hoping they are offering this to rated Captains. I had planned on getting out in the spring but if I can get some dough to walk out the door even better. Going to call tomorrow.
Not likely. Shades of VSP? I can't believe this government can actually function from day to day.
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Old 11-17-2009, 08:44 PM   #8 (permalink)
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When you say cut OTS slots, do you mean people who already received OTS slots, people already in OTS, or future OTS slots that have not been granted yet?
No, they'll plan to commission 144 fewer people in the FY than they had originally planned.

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Yeah.. how would this affect guys who got hired by the reserves and dont have any training dates yet (but are slated for OTS in 2010)?
Won't change a thing. AFRC gets OTS slots when it wants them.

What unit hired you?
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I got a flight slot for Active Duty, but my OTS class date has been delayed due to my file getting lost between the medical center and my recruiter so I have to repeat many exams again to make the January class.
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Air Force to cut 3,700 airmen in 2 years - Air Force News, news from Iraq - Air Force Times

"The drawdown is back.
Less than two weeks after announcing new incentives to keep airmen serving in undermanned career fields, the Air Force late Monday announced it needs to cut 3,700 enlisted airmen and officers in 2010 and 2011.
Driving the cuts are better-than-expected retention rates that could leave the service above its authorized size of 331,700 active-duty airmen by the end of 2010, the Air Force announced.
Among enlisted troops, the Air Force is targeting those who are retirement eligible and those with less than 14 years of service.
For officers, the program will encourage colonels and lieutenant colonels to retire early. The service is also cutting back the number of new officers it plans to commission during 2010 from Officer Training School and ROTC."

First we pay guys to get out in 2007, then we recall guys, now we aare going to "ask" O-5/6's to retire. Unreal force management.
Unfortunately it happens all the time. I new guys in the early 90's that took the bonus to stay in (6 years at that time) and then get a separation bonus to get out when passed over for O-4(harder to get promoted at that time). At that time the airlines were hiring so now they are Captains at major airlines. Sometimes timing is everything.
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