There is no other country in the world so widely diverse, yet so deeply committed to being unified as the United States of America. The challenges we face today are far too serious, and the implications of failure far too great, for our Air Force to do less than fully and inclusively leverage our nation’s greatest strength—our remarkably diverse people. Across the force, diversity of background, experience, demographics, perspectives, thought and organization are essential to our ultimate success in an increasingly competitive and dynamic global environment. As airpower advocates, we must be culturally competent and operationally relevant to effectively accomplish our various missions.
Airman 1st Class Verneon Reed, 319th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Detachment 1 RQ-4 Global Hawk maintainer, is of the Navajo people. Navajo culture is one of many Native American cultures pushed out by the American government for centuries. Despite forced assimilation in order to return home,
Active duty Air Force officers and enlisted personnel interested in becoming rated officers have until Dec. 31 to apply for the Spring 2022 Air Force Rated Preparatory Program, scheduled for March 20-25, 2022, and March 27-April 1, 2022, in Denton, Texas.
Supporting Air Force installations with effective and robust tribal engagement, and respecting the tribes’ ancestral ties and sovereignty, is a critical goal for the Air Force Civil Engineer Center.
The DAF IG Disparity Review Addendum follows the DAF’s 2020 Racial Disparity Review, which addressed disparities impacting Black Airmen and Guardians, and the Sept. 2021 Disparity Review, which addressed disparities based on gender and among other racial and ethnic groups not covered by the RDR.
The director of the Air Force Culture and Language Center unveiled version 2.0 of the Air Force Culture Guide app to a virtual audience on Oct. 15, 2021, the last day of the 2021 Virtual Air University Language, Regional Expertise and Culture Symposium.
National American Indian Heritage Month: Protecting Nihi kéyáh, preserving culture
Update: Airmen interested in learning aviation fundamentals, becoming rated officer can apply for Rated Prep Program until Dec. 31
Air Force builds strong tribal relationships with time, compassion, willingness to learn
Department of the Air Force releases addendum to Disparity Review
AFCLC launches updated culture guide app, introduces new educational course with certificate
A short history of integration in the US armed forces
Where does responsibility start?
Warrior braids and the Air Force Women’s Initiative Team – the invisible labor behind diversity, inclusion, and institutional change
Raised on resiliency: How military parents shape their child’s experiences
Diversity, inclusion are tools for national defense, not buzzwords
Air Force leaders, retirees, alumni and friends who are interested in getting involved with outreach and development efforts happening across the country can contact the Air Force Diversity & Inclusion office using the following link:
Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr., Chief of Staff of the Air Force
“I want the wisdom and knowledge to lead, participate in, and listen to necessary conversations on racism, diversity and inclusion. I want the wisdom and knowledge to lead those willing to take committed and sustained action to make our Air Force better.”
JoAnne S. Bass, Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force
“Our Air Force is on the right side of history. We are creating not only historic moments … we are focused on setting a foundation for all Americans to see themselves in this great institution.”