Air Force Reserve Command said Monday that it plans to send letters to nearly 5,000 airmen in individual mobilization augmentee positions this month to review their options because their positions are being unfunded. As part of the overall Air Force drawdown meant to free money to sustain aircraft recapitalization, AFRC will reduce its manpower authorizations by a total of 7,700 positions over the next few years. The 5,000 targeted this month are being given a list of career options. Col. Roxane Towner, commander of AFRC’s Readiness Management Group, said: “The important thing to remember is that this isn’t an end-of-the-road scenario. We have many options available to those who wish to continue their service in the Air Force Reserve.”
March 4, 2024
The Air Force has published images of an operational hypersonic Air-Launched Rapid-Response Weapon (ARRW) in Guam; a disclosure possibly meant to send a message to China but which raises questions about the future of the ARRW, which the Air Force insists it is not planning to procure in quantity.