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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 DAF issued updates to the Maternity Uniform Pilot Program.
The 4th Fighter Wing and Air Force Global Strike Command hosted Strive 4th: A Project Tuskegee and aviation inspiration mentorship initiative.
The Department of the Air Force recently introduced new procedures that empower female aircrew to make the most informed decisions about whether to fly while pregnant.
The Department of the Air Force sent its first female Airman to participate in the Royal Thai Air Force Air Command and Staff College.
Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III announced that the DoD would ensure service members and their families can access reproductive health care within its authority and consistent with applicable federal law, in addition to clear guidance for health care providers to operate effectively.
DAF updates program to issue pregnant members free maternity uniforms
Seymour Johnson AFB hosts Strive 4th: a Project Tuskegee, AIM initiative
AF provides additional information for aircrew considering flying during their pregnancy
First USAF female officer attends Royal Thai Air Force Air Command and Staff College
DAF senior leaders amplify SecDef directives for reproductive health care
Air Force personnel win multiple awards for advocacy
Intentionality is key: Perspectives from a first-time JWLS emcee
A culture of inclusion is key to success
A short history of integration in the US armed forces
Where does responsibility start?
Warrior braids and the Air Force Women’s Initiative Team – the invisible labor behind diversity, inclusion, and institutional change
Raised on resiliency: How military parents shape their child’s experiences
Diversity, inclusion are tools for national defense, not buzzwords
Air Force leaders, retirees, alumni and friends interested in getting involved with outreach and development efforts happening across the country can contact the Department of the Air Force Office of Diversity and Inclusion at:
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.”