Air Force hits 2019 personnel goals, facing retention ripple effects
from Air Force Magazine
The Air Force added 4,700 Total Force airmen in 2019 to reach 506,200 uniformed members, while competing for pilots and people in other professions in hot commercial markets with low unemployment. As the service convinces people to stay on Active Duty, though, the pool of prospective Reservists shrinks. An Air Force Reserve Command spokesman told Air Force Magazine that prior service members made up 59% of accessions in fiscal 2019. That's slightly lower than the average in the last five years, when 64% of new Reservists previously served.
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