The Air Force has extended the re-enlistment window and waived existing service obligation requirements in two critically short career fields: combat control and pararescue. The service also is offering qualified airmen a retention bonus of up to $150,000. These changes, say officials, run through Dec. 31, 2007. (More information here.)
While some of the Air Force's newly announced changes will happen quickly, it may take most of Chief of Staff Gen. David W. Allvin's tenure in the job to accomplish the rest, he said in a Brookings Institution event Feb. 28.