Moseley had some advice for any Air Force blue-suiter who wants to stay in the service: Look at the career fields that are stretched thin. He said that 13 percent of officer career fields and 20 percent of enlisted fields are short of staff. That means that some members may be able to switch career fields and stay with the Air Force. “Before anyone leaves, I want to make sure we have opportunities to move people into those stretched career fields,” Moseley said.
The Air Force overall reduced its size by 120 aircraft in fiscal year 2021, but kept about the same number of fighter, bomber and attack aircraft, according to data supplied by the service. The F-35 fleet saw the biggest increase while the B-1B bomber fleet saw the largest decline.