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125 retired pilots, other rated officers apply to return to Air Force to lend a hand

The Air Force says 125 retired pilots, combat systems officers and air battle managers have applied to return to active duty since May. The Air Force is trying to bring back officers under the Voluntary Retired Return to Active Duty program to help alleviate serious manning shortages in the pilot and other rated career fields. Last May, the service announced a major expansion of the VRRAD program, and said as many as 1,000 recently retired officers could return.

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