http://www.airforcetimes.com/story/...ng-back-airmen-to-counter-is-russia/27313435/ I think this bodes well for incoming cadets and those who choose the OTS route. "The officer side is also expected to grow by more than doubling the number of candidates attending Officer Training School, Kelly said. The Air Force admitted 520 candidates to attend OTS at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama in 2015. But next year, OTS is expected to admit more than 1,100 candidates. The first sign of this expansion came May 1, when the Air Force Recruiting Service announced it had admitted about 66 percent of applicants — much higher than the 50 percent selection rate of applicants announced in March. The Air Force does not plan to increase class sizes at the Air Force Academy or increase the number of officers brought on through ROTC", Kelly said.