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  • New Acquisition Guidance Leverages Diverse Talent Pool for Competitive Edge

    The Department of the Air Force issued a new guidance memorandum Aug. 4 that implements policy and standards for establishing anthropometric — or body size — design specifications for all acquisitions programs using current male and female recruitment population data.
  • AFMC virtual town hall addresses COVID-19, diversity, command future

    Gen. Arnold W. Bunch Jr., AFMC commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Stanley C. Cadell, AFMC command chief, addressed questions in front of a live, virtual audience during the event streamed live on the AFMC Facebook page.
  • 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.
  • Diversity and Inclusion update

    The Department of the Air Force, on behalf of both the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force, stood up a special task force June 9, to address the issue of racial, ethnic and other demographic disparities and their impact on the forces.
  • SecAF visits JB Langley-Eustis

    During the tour, Barrett saw what efforts are being made to modernize the Air Force, boost morale and continue to encourage diversity and inclusion within the Air Force family.
  • SecAF visits Pope Army Airfield

    Barrett spent the day meeting and discussing joint operations and the integral part the Air Force plays during global responses.
  • Air Force publishes resources to support Airmen & Space Professionals in courageous conversations

    To equip leaders in leading those necessary conversations, the Department of the Air Force developed a resource list on race-specific issues, unconscious bias, diversity and inclusion, among others.
  • Around the Air Force: Around the Air Force: F-15EX Contract Awarded, Air Force continues diversity and inclusion

    Today’s look Around the Air Force features the Air Force’s contract with Boeing for F-15EX fighter aircraft, Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett chairs the DoD’s new board on diversity and inclusion, and an update to dress and appearance standards to make them more inclusive. (Hosted by Senior Airman Koby Saunders)
  • Air Force building more inclusive culture through Dress and Appearance updates

    The changes, as outlined in an Air Force Guidance Memorandum dated July 1, 2020, include the removal of subjective language and other rules that may have been creating unintentional or unfair barriers for Air and Space Force uniformed members.
  • Around the Air Force: Goldfein on Diversity and COVID Plasma Therapy

    Today’s look Around the Air Force showcases the Chief of Staff of the Air Force General David Goldfein’s conversation with the Brookings Institution on the future of the Air Force, and the Air Force Medical Service researches convalescent plasma therapy to help COVID-19 patients. (Hosted by Tech. Sgt. Trevor Zens )
  • Department of the Air Force stands up Diversity and Inclusion Task Force

    The task force is charged with identifying and changing policies, procedures, barriers and other practices that may be unfairly impacting underrepresented Air and Space Professionals.
  • Around the Air Force: Allied Partnerships in Europe, and Scholarships to Improve Diversity

    Today’s look Around the Air Force highlights comments from Gen. Jeffery Harrigian, commander of the U. S. Air Forces Europe-Air Forces Africa, in an interview with the Mitchell Institute’s Aerospace Nation webcast. Harrigian talks about continued efforts to build trust with allies, improving partnerships and increasing interoperability, and minority ROTC cadets receive full scholarships as part of the Air Force’s efforts to increase diversity in leadership across the force. (Hosted by Senior Airman Angelo Rosario)
  • Goldfein describes the future of the Air Force

    During the hour-long virtual appearance, the Air Force’s highest-ranking officer explained that the service has made progress toward high-priority goals that include all-domain, joint operations and adapting to meeting threats from near-peer powers.
  • Minority Serving Institution Scholarships to be upgraded to further Air, Space Force diversity efforts

    The Type 1 scholarship covers full tuition and fees with no monetary cap. The other scholarship opportunities include Type 2 scholarships which provide a student up to $18,000 per year, and the Type 7 scholarships which offer full tuition and fees, capped at the in-state tuition rate.
  • Air Force IG directed to independently examine racial disparities in service’s discipline, advancement opportunities

    Department of the Air Force Secretary Barbara Barrett and service chiefs, Gen. David Goldfein and Gen. Jay Raymond, have directed the Department of the Air Force Inspector General to independently review the service’s record on military discipline and developmental opportunities for African American Airmen and Space Professionals. The review will assess and capture existing racial disparities, assess Air Force-specific causal factors, like culture and policies, assimilate the analysis and conclusions of previous racial disparity studies by external organizations and make concrete recommendations resulting in impactful and lasting change.
  • Commentary: Unrest in America

    To the Airmen who are mourning, angry, or weary of the battle against racial prejudice, discrimination, bias, and systemic discrimination, Chief Wright and I recognize your pain. As the Air Force's military leadership, we reflect on and acknowledge that what happens on America's streets is also resident in our Air Force.
  • 37th TRW Airman earns FAPAC Uniformed Services Award

    Pante-Berrios finds the diversity across the United States to be heartwarming and in the Asian and Pacific Islander community specifically, she has seen many success stories. She hopes that Asian and Pacific Islanders maintain their identity even in a multicultural society.
  • Final changes to Air Force song announced

    The announcement by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein, completes a two-step process in which male-only references were revised to capture the distinguished service, the high standards, and central role that women play in every facet of the modern United States Air Force.
  • Forging the future, first-ever virtual Air Force Women’s Fly-In boldly leads the way

    With a nod to female aviation pioneers as the backdrop, the event was open to all Airmen regardless of gender or career field, and helped Airmen create networks to learn more about experiences, leadership and life.
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