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  • PACAF hosts historic Women, Peace, Security symposium

    Pacific Air Forces hosted its first Women, Peace and Security symposium at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, March 29 – April 1.
  • New ‘Women in the Air Force' exhibit to open with virtual event March 5

    The exhibit, titled “Women in the Air Force: From Yesterday into Tomorrow,” covers historical issues, changes in laws and attitudes, and women's contributions to the Air Force mission. These displays, which are located throughout the museum, contain one of a kind artifacts used by women in the Air Force from many different eras.
  • Air Force to allow longer braids, ponytails, bangs for women

    As an outcome of the 101st Air Force uniform board, Air Force women will be able to wear their hair in up to two braids or a single ponytail with bulk not exceeding the width of the head and length not extending below a horizontal line running between the top of each sleeve inseam at the under arm through the shoulder blades. In addition, women’s bangs may now touch their eyebrows, but not cover their eyes.
  • Mobile lactation pods provide secure location for nursing mothers to breastfeed/pump

    The Air Force released an Air Force Guidance Memorandum that requires bases to establish lactation rooms for nursing mothers within unit facilities. The memo identified the requirements for the lactation pods, such as having a private, secure and sanitary area.
  • Around the Air Force: Agile Flag 21-1, re-designed G-Suits, and Testing the Minuteman III

    Today’s look Around the Air Force highlights Air Combat Command’s “Agile Flag” exercise, incorporating the “Lead Wing” concept for agile combat employment, a test run of modified Advanced Technology Anti-Gravity Suit “G-suits” for female pilots, and an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) test launch by Air Force Global Strike Command for increased global readiness and lethality.(Produced by Senior Airman Angelo Rosario)
  • Female fighter pilots test modified ATAGS “G-suit”

    Five female fighter pilots tested a modified version of the Advanced Technology Anti-Gravity Suit Oct. 26-30.
  • ACC builds leaders armed for action

    Inspired by the Greek goddess of wisdom and war, Athena, Air Combat Command recently completed the first-ever inaugural Sword Athena Leadership Symposium, Aug 12-14, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis. The theme for this year’s event was “Building Leaders Armed for Action.”
  • AF removes uniform barrier for women, authorizes pants option for mess dress

    The changes, which are effective immediately, are outlined in an exception-to-policy memorandum addressed to all Air Force personnel.
  • Air Force removes administrative burden, allows pregnant, postpartum women to attend PME

    Pregnant and postpartum members may now attend professional military education without an exception to policy, and are also exempt from the requirement to have a passing fitness assessment prior to attending.
  • Trailblazers: AETC honors first women pilots in Air Force history

    Located in the AETC headquarters, the newly renamed Trailblazer Room was dedicated to the first 10 women who earned their silver wings, Sept. 2, 1977.
  • Nigerien Air Force’s first female pilot trains at Little Rock AFB

    According to Capt. Ouma Laouali, the Nigerien air force’s first female pilot, her interest in aviation began as a child while chasing planes overhead, imagining what it would be like to be in the sky.
  • Air Force inspires attendees at Women in Aviation International’s 31st conference

    The Air Force partnered with Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve, Air Force Civilian Service, U.S. Air Force Academy, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps, U.S. Space Force and the Air Force Reserve Command's Office of History and Heritage and Civil Air Patrol as they showcased their integrated recruiting strategies known as Total Force recruiting during the 31st annual Women in Aviation International conference at Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
  • Air University students break down barriers for female Airmen

    An enthusiastic group of fellow Squadron Officer School students at Air University are dedicated to redesigning the uniform and researching other initiatives aimed at making women less inclined to leave the service earlier than planned.
  • Air Force commissions first female Muslim chaplain

    Chaplain candidate Saleha Jabeen was commissioned as a second lieutenant in Chicago at the Catholic Theological Union by the Air Force chief of chaplains, Dec. 18, becoming the first female Muslim chaplain in the Department of the Defense.
  • Air Force reduces barriers for pregnant aviators

    Effective immediately, remotely piloted aircrew, missile operations duty crews and certain fully qualified pilots are authorized to perform their assigned duties during pregnancy without a medical waiver.
  • Female Airman earns a Ranger tab

    U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Chelsey Hibsch became the first Air Force female Airman to earn the tab.
  • CSAF Private Pilot Scholarship Program changing face of US aviation

    In 2018, almost half of all newly licensed female pilots between the ages of 17 and 19 were graduates of the Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Flight Academy. This year, 150 cadets each received a scholarship from the Chief of Staff of the Air Force Scholarship Program to attend one of 11 universities across the country for an intensive eight-week program, and 45% of the class was female or minority.
  • New direction for female-specific flight equipment

    The Air Force is working to redesign the gear used by female pilots across the force after facing challenges with current flight equipment.
  • Fighter pilot embodies ‘Captain Marvel’ spirit

    In early February, roughly 80 female pilots gathered together on Edwards Air Force Base, California, to take part in the video filming of an Air Force Recruiting Service commercial. The commercial was made to coincide with the release of the new film “Captain Marvel,” which also involved filming at Edwards AFB.
  • Higher, further, faster: ‘Captain Marvel’ embodies the warrior ethos

    Less than one percent of the American population will know what it’s like to serve in the Air Force. However, major motion pictures give the global audience a glimpse into the service’s history of breaking barriers and a taste of its fighting spirit.
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