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Roll Call: Stop-Loss an Option for Air Force to Keep Departing Pilots
‘If I can’t put warheads on foreheads, then [ISIS] is winning’
Faced with pilots leaving the Air Force in droves for the airlines, top generals are considering the option of forcing some to stay in the service against their will, a senior Air Force general told CQ Roll Call.
Gen. Carlton Everhart, chief of the Air Mobility Command, said in an interview that he and other senior Air Force generals will join Gen. David Goldfein, the service’s chief of staff, alongside representatives of the other armed services, in a meeting with U.S. airline executives May 18 at Andrews Air Force Base.
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Update #1: Grounded: So many pilots are leaving the U.S. Air Force that some may have to stay against their will (VICE News)
Update #2: US Air Force could make pilots stay in service against their will amid drastic shortage – official (RT)
WNU Editor: This is definitely not going to help morale.