No Let-up in Recruiting

The Air Force’s three components continue to post strong recruiting numbers in this fiscal year, meeting their respective numerical accession goals through February, the fifth month of Fiscal 2013, according to the Pentagon’s latest recruiting statistics. The Active Duty component secured 11,874 accessions through February, while the Air National Guard brought in 3,960 new recruits, states the Pentagon’s April 2 release. The Air Force Reserve attracted 3,085 accessions. All three components matched their targets. Across the other services and their reserve components, only the Army Reserve did not meet or exceed its fiscal-year-to-date goal through February, falling short of its target by 1,410 accessions, according to the release. (See also our coverage of January’s recruiting numbers.)