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Default Air Force Logo AF leaders announce latest diversity, inclusion initiatives
In ongoing efforts to attract and retain the most innovative, skillful and strategically agile force today, Air Force senior leaders released the second memorandum to Airmen relaying new diversity and inclusion initiatives.
0 9/30
2016
Ed Lee, the program coordinator for historically black colleges, universities and minority-serving institutions, looks over classwork with Clayton Hovik, a fifth-grader at Endeavour Elementary School in Cocoa, Fla., Sept. 7, 2016. Lee visited the Title I facility to observe the partnership between the school and the Air Force Technical Applications Center, which is at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo/Susan A. Romano) Senior Pentagon leaders visit AFTAC’s community school
Senior officials from the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force Manpower and Reserve Affairs toured Endeavour Elementary School in Cocoa, Florida, during their visit to the Air Force Technical Applications Center Sept. 7 for the center’s annual Women in Science and Engineering Symposium. The school is Florida’s only elementary-level community school.
0 9/15
2016
Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James listens to Col. Steven M. Gorski, the Air Force Technical Applications Center commander, discuss the actions AFTAC has taken with regard to North Korea's purported nuclear test Sept. 9, 2016. James was visiting Patrick Air Force Base to witness the launch of an Atlas V rocket and was also briefed by Gorski and his nuclear treaty monitoring experts about how the center measures seismic activity and compliance with nuclear treaties. The secretary was also briefed about the capabilities of the WC-135 Constant Phoenix, AFTAC's atmospheric collection aircraft that has been deployed to the region to collect accurate information on levels of potential radiation in the area of concern. (U.S. Air Force photo/Susan A. Romano) AFTAC commander briefs James on North Korean actions
Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James listens to Col. Steven M. Gorski, the Air Force Technical Applications Center commander, discuss the actions AFTAC has taken with regard to North Korea's purported nuclear test Sept. 9, 2016.
0 9/13
2016
Default Air Force Logo James on LGBT Pride Month: ‘Now is the time; let’s celebrate’
This month is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month. The following message by Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James recognizes Airmen, other service members and civilians for their dedicated service to the nation.
0 6/09
2016
Brad Carson, the acting undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness, presents the secretary of defense award for the best disability program among large military components to Bob Corsi, the assistant deputy chief of staff of manpower, personnel and services, and Dr. Jarris Taylor, deputy assistant secretary of strategic diversity integration, during a ceremony at the Pentagon Oct. 29, 2015. For the past 35 years, the Office of Diversity Management and Equal Opportunity has recognized outstanding service members and Defense Department civilian personnel with disabilities at an annual awards ceremony. (U.S. Army photo/Sgt. Courtney Russell) AF earns DOD best military department disability award, Airmen honored
The Air Force received the secretary of defense trophy for the best disability program among large military components for the fourth year in a row. Two Airmen were recognized for their work during a ceremony at the Pentagon Oct. 29.
0 11/04
2015
Retired Lt. Gen. Susan Helms speaks about her experiences as an officer in the Air Force during a women’s brunch Oct. 29, 2015. Helms spoke about issues women face as members of the military and gave tips on how to be successful. The event was also a great networking opportunity for the attendees. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Rose Gudex) Retired general talks issues facing females in military
Retired Lt. Gen. Susan Helms, a former 14th Air Force commander, spoke to servicewomen from Peterson Air Force Base, Schriever AFB and Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station about issues facing females in the military during a women's brunch Oct. 29.
0 11/04
2015
Kimloan Le, from the 61st Force Support Squadron, performs an instrumental piece on a dan tranh, or Vietnamese zither, in the courtyard of the Schriever Space Complex during the 2015 Space and Missile Systems Center's Diversity Day event, Sept. 23, 2015 at Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif. (U.S. Air Force photo/Sarah Corrice) Los Angeles AFB, SMC connect cultures unified in diversity
Under the theme of "Connecting Cultures," the base’s annual Diversity Day allowed active-duty service members, families and civilians to experience slices of culture through open discussion, dance, music and food.
0 9/30
2015
Hazel Ying Lee was the first Chinese-American woman aviator. Hazel Ying Lee: Showcased Asian-American involvement in war effort
Hazel Ying Lee, the first Chinese-American woman aviator, was also the first Chinese-American woman to fly for the United States military.
0 3/19
2015
Capt. Myles Morales poses for a photo holding his eagle feather Dec. 3, 2014, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Morales received the eagle feather during a naming ceremony held in his honor by the Lakota Sioux tribe on Standing Rock Reservation, South Dakota. Morales is the 336th Recruiting Squadron support flight commander. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Ceaira Tinsley) Eagle flies home: Airman receives a native name
Capt. Myles Morales, the 336th Recruiting Squadron support flight commander, traveled approximately 1,700 miles to Standing Rock Reservation in South Dakota, to receive one of the most distinguished decorations in his Native American culture: a name.
0 12/21
2014
Rose Day, left, and Julia Ignacek, center, answer questions from an attendee of the 41st Annual National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers Conference  Sept. 23, 2014, in New Orleans. Day and Ignacek are members of the Air Force Technical Applications Center at Patrick AFB, Fla. The co-workers set up a booth to reach out to a diverse audience of scientists, educators, managers, engineers and students who attended the week-long event. (Courtesy photo) Diversity key to treaty monitoring center’s success
Diversity in thought and approach is critical to innovation, and is a military necessity. It empowers Airmen to overcome challenges the service members face with executing global missions and growing responsibilities.
0 11/25
2014
Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Larry Spencer and Under Secretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning stand with three of the 2014 Department of Defense Disability Awards recipients Oct. 30, 2014, at the Pentagon.  The recipients are Tech. Sgt. Chad Molenhour, from the 552nd Air Control Wing, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla.; Kathi Duncan, from Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio; and Chris Gitto, from Kirtland AFB, N.M.  The DOD Disability Awards ceremony honors service components for outstanding achievements in the hiring, retention and advancement of individuals with disabilities.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Andy Morataya) AF presented with 2014 Defense Disability Award
The Department of the Air Force recently received the Secretary of Defense trophy for the best disability program among large military components for the third consecutive year.
0 11/20
2014
Default Air Force Logo LEAP application window opens
The Language Enabled Airman Program is accepting active-duty officer and enlisted applications July 15 - Aug. 22. Those intending to submit applications must register their intent to apply by Aug. 8. Officer candidate students in their senior years may also apply
1 7/14
2014
Default Air Force Logo Diversity and Inclusion Working Group ensures every Airman is heard, can participate
In 1986 Airman Basic Bridget Lanier arrived at Royal Air Force Station Greenham Common, England, as one of only two females in the 501st Tactical Missile Maintenance Squadron Munitions Operations as a munitions supply clerk.
0 6/30
2014
Staff Sgt. Jessica Tabor has a passion for teaching and enjoys helping people understand how to treat others with dignity and respect. Tabor is a 673d Air Base Wing Equal Opportunity specialist and a native of Papillion, Neb. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Robert Barnett) Fighting prejudice with a passion
An equal opportunity specialist, a sexual assault response coordinator and a deputy inspector general walk into a base social event. What sounds like the beginning of a joke takes a sudden, very different turn. The fundraising event comes to a grinding halt as those in attendance recognize the newcomers joining them.
0 6/23
2014
Brig. Gen. Dawne Deskinsencourages Airmen during the 27th Annual Joint Women’s Leadership Symposium June 13, 2014, in Norfolk, Va. The second day of the symposium was service specific and the Air Force sessions highlighted the perspective of the service’s senior leaders. Deskins is the  Air National Guard sexual assault prevention program officer.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Antoinette Gibson) Women's symposium fosters networking, leadership development
The Sea Services Leadership Association hosted the 27th Annual Joint Women's Leadership Symposium here June 12-13, to recognize the strengths and talents of women in the armed forces and discuss the unique aspects of being a female service member.
0 6/20
2014
Senior Airman Kayla Dale reads a book in her dorm room June 13, 2014, at Osan Air Base, South Korea. Dale credits her hobbies of reading and writing with keeping her out of trouble and inspiring her to dream big as a child. A lesbian, Dale joined the Air Force after the Don't Ask Don't Tell Repeal Act of 2010, and intends to one day marry and adopt children. Dale is a 51st Maintenance Squadron non-destructive inspector. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jake Barreiro) Shining a Light
As a child, locked away from the world in her bedroom, books taught her to dream of worlds beyond the dark realities of inner-city Chicago.
0 6/18
2014
A President's Advisory Commission member presents a lei to Lt. Col. Ravi Chaudhary May 6, 2014, during the Asian American and Pacific Islanders Heritage Month opening ceremony in Washington, D.C. During the ceremony, Chaudhary was sworn in as a member of the President's Advisory Commission on AAPIs. As a commission member, Chaudhary is charged with working to improve the quality of life for AAPIs through increased participation in and access to federal programs. Chaudhary is an Air Force District of Washington executive officer. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Tammie Moore) 
 
Airman becomes part of presidential advisory commission
With family, friends and co-workers in the audience the Air Force District of Washington executive officer sat among a group of leaders in the Asian American and Pacific Islander, or AAPI, community waiting to be sworn into the President's Advisory Commission on AAPIs May 6.
1 5/14
2014
Default Air Force Logo Blake paved way for thousands of Air Force women
The women of today's Air Force can look back with pride to Staff Sgt. Esther McGowin Blake.
0 3/15
2014
Senior Airman Danavan De Coito speaks with Dr. Jarris Taylor, deputy assistant secretary of the Air Force for the strategic diversity integration, Jan. 15, 2014, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. Taylor toured the base to develop a better understanding of air refueling operations. Cairo is a 22nd Maintenance Squadron crew chief (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Colby L. Hardin)  Distinguished visitor shares importance of diversity
McConnell Air Force Base hosted a distinguished visitor from the Senior Executive Service to speak at the Martin Luther King Jr. Day breakfast Jan. 16.
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2014
Performers from the Comanche tribe put on a show in honor of Native American Heritage Month Nov. 13, 2013, at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. In 1990, President George H. W. Bush approved a joint resolution designating November as "National American Indian Heritage Month.” (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jelani Gibson) Sheppard AFB hosts Comanche nation for Native American Heritage Month
The moment before performers took the stage adorned with Native American regalia, a quiet anticipation filled the hallways of Sheppard Elementary School as they prepared to treat their audience to the nuances of their culture Nov. 13.
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2013
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