Col. Terrance A. Adams, commander of the 628th Air Base Wing and Joint Base Charleston, S.C., along with his sister, Felicia Johnson, accepted the Military Service Award from Gen. Maryanne Miller, Air Mobility Command commander, at the 2020 Black Engineer of the Year Stars and Stripes dinner, Feb. 14, 2020, Washington, D.C. Adams earned the award for his more than 14 years of service to BEYA and over 5,000 students reached. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. James Richardson)
Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett and Lt. Gen. (ret.) Stayce Harris look on at the unveiling of Harris' painting at the Women in Aviation International conference in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, March 6, 2020. The presentation was made by the Air Force Reserve Command Office of History and Heritage. The Air Force was a main attraction in the exhibit hall with active-duty, Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve, Air Force Civilian Service, U.S. Air Force Academy and Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps present with displays to showcase their integrated recruiting strategies known as Total Force recruiting. They also partnered with U.S. Space Force, the Air Force Reserve Command’s Office of History and Heritage and Civil Air Patrol who were also engaging with the crowd at WAI. (Courtesy photo by WAI)
March is a time to reflect, celebrate and recognize the achievements and contributions of women throughout the world and the military. At Vandenberg Air Force Base, some of the women who contribute to the mission each and every day can be found at the Combined Space Operations Center, an organization where women currently have a prominent role in protecting and securing space as a warfighting domain. (U.S. Air Force photo by Michael Peterson)

Air Force Diversity & Inclusion

Air Force Diversity GraphicThere 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.


Gen. David L. Goldfein, Chief of Staff of the Air Force
"Recruiting and retaining diverse Airmen cultivates innovation. Like different aircraft and missions make up one Air Tasking Order, different people make the best teams when integrated purposefully together."

Kaleth O. Wright, Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force

“To remain the world’s most dominant Air Force, it’s important that we have the right Airmen with the right skill sets and the right attitude in the right place at the right time.”

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