Active duty airmen and civilians leaving USAF as part of the 40,000 personnel drawdown have a chance to continue an Air Force career by becoming an air reserve technician with Air Force Reserve Command. ARTs work as full-time civilian employees and part-time reservists. Currently, states an AFRC news release, the command has about 10,000 ARTs. Officials could not tell the Daily Report how many openings AFRC has, but a spokesman said there are numerous in all sorts of job categories. AFRC posts openings on a federal job Web site under Announcement 443.
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.