Chasing Personnel Numbers:

Air Force efforts to encourage junior officers to volunteer to leave active duty have delivered more than a third of the 4,000 airmen the service must cut to reach its authorized Fiscal 2006 end strength. As of last week, the service still had another 2,657 to go, but it is narrowing the field as the Air Force Personnel Center identifies which career fields in the 2002 and 2003 officer year groups are “balanced.” Read more here.