Rumor has it that a sophmore applied for an express scholarship and was later told that there was a "money problem" at the AF HQ and they could not award him with a scholarship. Both detachment commander and student was shocked b/c he was a shoe in for the scholarship. The student was reassured that the AF was getting their "act" together and he should be getting his scholarship junior year. But they could not retro the scholarship for his sophomore year b/c there's no money to give. Then I found this article: Air Force Recruiting Service Public Affairs 4/20/2010 - RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Air Force Recruiting Service officials here announced April 14 that the Air Force is canceling the upcoming summer Officer Training School board and possibly other future boards until further notice. The board is being canceled due to the Air Force's recently announced overall force management program to reduce authorized end-strength. End-strength is the maximum number of personnel each service is authorized annually by Congress and limited by Department of Defense budget constraints. The number of boards held annually is determined by how many officers the primary commissioning sources anticipate graduating each year. Due to the Air Force's force management program, Air Force Recruiting Service will be limiting line officer accessions per force management program guidance. "Air Force retention is currently at a 15-year high," said Brig. Gen. Alfred Stewart, AFRS commander. "Although this situation is a tremendous testament to the dedication of our great Airmen and the high regard they have for the Air Force as a career and as a way of life, we now have more Airmen serving than we are authorized by Congressional mandate. Therefore, unless the Air Force takes aggressive and immediate actions to balance the force, this overage will continue to grow." The OTS board cancellation is not permanent and selection boards will be held sometime in the future, General Stewart added. Candidates are encouraged to keep in touch with their recruiter and periodically refer to Recruiter Online for more information. To read more about the Air Force's force management program, visit the Air Force Personnel Center's Web site. http://www.aetc.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123200683 Has anyone heard of similar stories??