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What you need to know for 2014 — this week’s Air Force Times

Looking to 2014, airmen can expect further force cuts, changes to how they are evaluated and new opportunities in career fields such as cyber security.

cover 0106This week’s Air Force Times lays out the 15 things airmen need to know about what to expect in the coming year.

One thing airmen should definitely expect is the Air Force to continue to get smaller under budget pressure next year. Toward that end, airmen will be told Jan. 6 if they will be considered by the service’s first Quality Force Review, which will look at separating subpar enlisted airmen.

You can read more about what negative quality indicator codes the board will look for.

As part of the Air Force’s ongoing efforts to prevent sexual assault, airmen will be evaluated starting Jan. 1 on how well they prevent harassment, discrimination and other demeaning behaviors. Air Force Times explains what you need to know about the assessment process.

In other news, Air Force Times looks back at the top news stories from 2013, including changes to the waist measurement component of the physical fitness test and controversies caused by general officers who overturned sexual assault convictions.

You can also find out what the top newsmakers of 2013 are doing now, from the first same-sex couple in the Air Force to get married to an Air Force nurse who helped force the service to change its policy toward pregnant women.

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