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.
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.
MyVector is one of the many tools Airmen and Guardians can use to enhance their career development, including tracking personal development and assignments, writing performance evaluations, and connecting with mentors as well as mentoring others.
Ensuring the current structure is named accordingly for all aspects of opportunity, the Air Force Materiel Command has rebranded the office charged with leading the efforts across the enterprise, resulting in a new “DEIA” acronym that encompasses diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility as
“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.
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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.”