US Air Force Pilot Height Requirements: Getting a Waiver

As reported in Air Force Times on 02 December 2019, the US Air Force is re-examining its standard height requirements for becoming a pilot as it seeks to encourage more airmen to pursue aviation careers. The Air Force often grants height, or anthropometric, waivers to allow pilots to fly some aircraft – meaning those aspiring… Read More

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US Air Force: First Female Airman Enters Combat Controller Training

As reported in the Air Force Times on 18 November 2019, the Air Force confirmed on 14 October 2019 that the first female airman was in the training pipeline to become a combat controller. The enlisted combat control candidate began the eight-week special warfare preparatory course on 14 October 2019 and, if she graduates, she… Read More

US Air Force Introduces Indefinite Enlistments for Enlisted Personnel

Introduction The US Air Force has moved to a new system of “indefinite enlistment” for airmen with at least 12 years of service. Introduced on 18 November 2019, the new system officially called the Non-commissioned Officer (NCO) Career Status Programme will be a game changer for thousands of active-duty enlisted airmen. How Does it Work?… Read More

First Female Airmen Passes US Army Ranger Course

On 30 August 2019, US Air Force 1st Lieutenant Chelsey Hibsch became the first female airman to earn the US Army’s Ranger tab last week. Hibsch was eligible to take the Army Ranger Course after she attended the Air Force’s Ranger Assessment Course, which is hosted by the Air Force Security Forces Centre and based… Read More

Outcomes of Pectoralis Major Tears in Active Duty US Military Personnel

Research Paper Title Outcomes of Pectoralis Major Tears in Active Duty US Military Personnel: A Comparison of Surgical Repairs Performed in the Forward Deployed Setting to Those Performed in the Continental United States. Background The purpose of this study was to compare pectoralis major tears in active duty military personal repaired surgically in the forward… Read More

What is the Association of Sickle Cell Trait & Haemoglobin S Percentage with Physical Fitness?

Research Paper Title Association of Sickle Cell Trait and Haemoglobin S Percentage with Physical Fitness. Background This study aimed to determine the association between sickle cell trait (SCT) as a binary variable and haemoglobin S percentage as a stratified categorical variable with aerobic and anaerobic fitness. Methods This retrospective cohort study included all recruits who… Read More

Is Exposure to Jet Fuel Associated with Changes in Neurocognitive Performance?

Research Paper Title JP8 exposure and neurocognitive performance among US Air Force personnel. Background Petroleum-based fuels such as jet propellant (JP) 4, JP5, JP8, and jet A1 (JetA) are among the most common occupational chemical exposures encountered by military and civilian workforce. Although acute toxicity following high-level exposures to JP8 and similar chemical mixtures has… Read More