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    Air Force Resurrects Assignment Swap Program for Enlisted Ranks

    Air Force Resurrects Assignment Swap Program for Enlisted Ranks

    Enlisted airmen will be able to swap assignments under a program launching next month, offering some service members flexibility on where they're stationed across the country and what roles they're given.

    The Enlisted Swap Assignment Program, which becomes available June 1 for airmen, will allow senior master sergeants and below to discuss and search for roles that may be available to trade.

    It's the latest quality-of-life issue the service has tackled as it reworks numerous policies amid a historic recruiting crisis. Earlier this month, the Air Force announced another policy that would give airmen who just joined the a chance to retrain into another job as a way to keep them from leaving the service.

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    “Just like our recent policy change authorizing retraining, this is one of the many initiatives we are rolling out to ensure we are able to retrain the talent we need on the bench,” Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force JoAnne Bass said in a press release. “Building the force of the future requires us to look at our personnel policies and balance them with an integrated approach to ensure we maintain the highest standards of readiness.”

    The new swap program starting next month was first pitched by Bass, the service's senior enlisted leader, at the Air and Space Force Association's Air, Space and Cyber…

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