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 change follows new efforts by the Department of the Air Force Women’s Initiative Team to mask pregnancies at the unit level to remove current and potential barriers affecting Airmen during pregnancy.
The Air Force has granted religious accommodations for Air Force ROTC’s first Sikh cadet.
Retired Brig. Gen. Wilma L. Vaught received the Presidential Medal of Freedom at the White House July 7.
Diwaniyas are a place to network where people from different facets of society gather to discuss topics of interest, form alliances, close business deals or introduce people to associates. Historically, Diwaniyas have consisted of only men but now have evolved into mixed gender or only women.
He always knew he wanted to be a rescue pilot, serving a higher purpose and rushing to the aid of others in harm’s way. Fighting courageously to save lives no matter the terrain or conditions.
AMC commander directs maximized privacy for pregnant Airmen
AFROTC grants accommodations for first Sikh cadet
Biden awards Presidential Medal of Freedom to Air Force legend
US, Kuwaiti women attend Women’s Peace, Security Diwaniya
A transgender pilot’s advice for serving authentically
Under Secretary of the Air Force visits Tinker AFB
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 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.”