According to the latest recruiting and retention numbers, the Air National Guard exceeded its recruiting goal for the month of May, achieving 113 percent. The Air Guard has come up short for six of the first eight months of Fiscal 2006. The data released by the Pentagon June 9 shows that ANG recruiting is second to last for the year among the six reserve components. However, ANG retention still runs high. The active Air Force and Air Force Reserve Command each met their May recruiting goals and are on target—or better for AFRC—for the year.
Reports of production troubles on the SpaceX rocket that could contend for military cargo deliveries happened to coincide with a different company’s concept receiving an early nod—one that might not require a rocket at all.