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Air Force announces FY13 retraining quotas

Posted 4/18/2012   Updated 4/18/2012 Email story   Print story



4/18/2012 - SHEPPARD AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- The Air Force is pleased to announce the release of 1,756 fiscal year 2013 careers retraining quotas. Careers retraining allows First Term Airmen (FTA) to
retrain into skills where a shortage exists. Careers retraining quotas are found on the On-Line Retraining Advisory via the Virtual Military Personnel Flight (vMPF) or on the Air Force Personnel Services (AFPERS) website.

CONUS FTA: Airmen stationed state side may apply for retraining no earlier than the 1st duty day of the month during which they complete 35 months of their current enlistment (59 months for 6-year enlistees) but NO LATER than the last duty day of the 43rd month of their current enlistment (67th month for 6-year enlistees).

Airmen who are on the Career Job Reservation (CJR) waiting list must apply for retraining in their normal retraining eligibility window, but no later than the 120th day prior to their date of separation.

As an exception to policy, FTA may apply for early retraining, into AFSCs on the Chronic Critical Skills (CCS) listing "only" at the half-way point (4-year enlistees may apply upon completion of 24 months of service of their current enlistment; 6-year enlistees may apply upon completion of 36 months of service of their current enlistment). In addition, FTA in the 3P0X1 AFSC may now apply for early careers retraining into the CCS and/or their lateral shreds: 3P0X1A or 3P0X1B.

The On-Line Retraining Advisory, the Chronic Critical Skills (CCS) list, and the retraining application are available vMPF or AFPERS website.

Chronic Critical Skills list (effective 27 March 2012):

Note: There must be quotas available before applying. Please visit the retraining advisory via the vMPF to ensure there are quotas available prior to submitting your request.

1A0X1-In-flight Refueling
1A1X1-Flight Engineer
1A2X1-Aircraft Loadmaster
1A3X1-Airborne Mission Systems
1A4X1-Airborne Operations
1A6X1-Flight Attendant
1A7X1-Aerial Gunner
1A8X1-Airborne Cryptologic Language Analyst
1A8X2-Airborne ISR Operator
1B4X1-Cyberspace Defense Operations
1C2X1-Combat Control
1C3X1-Command Post
1C4X1-Tactical Air Control Party
1N1X1 A/B-Geospatial Intelligence
1N3X1-Cryptologic Language Analyst
1T0X1-Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape
1U0X1-Remotely Piloted Aircraft Sensor Operator
1W0X2-Special Operations Weather
2A7X5-Low Observable Aircraft Structural Maintenance
2M0X1-Missile and Space Systems Elect Maintenance
2W2X1-Nuclear Weapons
3E8X1-Explosive Ordinance Disposal

Information courtesy of the 82 FSS and Air Force Personnel Services.  For more information, go to

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