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.
“I want to emphasize the important role language training and cultural understanding play in today’s global operations,” Kendall said in his keynote address. “Language is a warfighting capability. Our language-enabled Airmen and Guardians operate in foreign countries around the world, and their
SEAC Ramon Colon-Lopez, who is the most senior enlisted service member, by position, in the U.S. military, visited to learn about OSI capabilities and to take part in National Hispanic Heritage Month conversations there.
The Department of the Air Force recently made changes to its qualifying test for officers. By reducing the mandatory delay between tests from 180 to 90 days and allowing for ‘super-scoring’ of test subcategories, much like college SAT and ACT scoring, DAF is making headway in modernizing its
Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, commander of Air Education and Training Command, will host the ninth episode of AETC Real Talk: Race and Diversity in the Air Force, Oct. 7 at 3 p.m. CDT, on AETC’s Facebook page.
Boling first felt drawn to serve the faith when she was just a little girl living in the Philippines. Growing up in the City of Mati, Boling often witnessed a woman in her community, named Lola Pada, helping hospital patients as a volunteer chaplain.
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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.”