In an interview with The American Conservatives, Lt.
Gen. Scott R. Kubly, commander of Air Force Personnel, said that Air Force employees will no longer be able to be called to active duty, and that the service will be “turning away” all applicants who were called to the military.
“We’re going to turn away all applications that were submitted and all applications received for this job,” Kubly said.
“This is an all-volunteer effort and we’ve been working on it.”
The Air Force is still looking for employees to fill more than 300 positions in the service.
The service announced last month that it would be hiring a total of 3,000 more civilian personnel for the air force, which has been reeling from budget cuts.
The Air Combat Command is expected to open its new facility in 2017.