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  • Air Force refines pilot candidate selection process in support of rated diversity

    Several Air Education and Training Command initiatives to remove barriers for qualified candidates in the pilot candidate selection process were highlighted in the Air Force’s six-month assessment of its initial Racial Disparity Report Sept. 9.
  • Cyber career field discusses new training baseline

    The 81st Training Support Squadron hosted the Cyber Operations Specialty Training and Requirements Team conference here, July 19-23. The conference was held to ensure the upcoming evolution from cyberspace support to cyberspace operations is a smooth transition, eliminate training deficiencies and maintain the health and welfare of the entire career field at the highest standard. It impacts the entirety of the cyberspace support career field by creating baseline requirements for training.
  • 59th MDW medics assist Honduras hospital during Resolute Sentinel 21

    The exercise provides joint training and improved readiness for U.S. civil engineers, medical professionals and support personnel through humanitarian assistance activities in Honduras.
  • Airman’s Foundational Competencies: An Air Force Initiative

    In this episode of The Air Force Starts Here podcast, we explore the Airman’s Foundational Competencies. The Air Force has identified 24 Airman’s foundational competencies for all Airmen, as part of a systematic competency-based approach to develop the force. In to episode 51 of "The Air Force Starts Here" podcast we speak with Col. Mark Coggins, competencies division chief, and Maj. Gen. William Spangenthal, AETC deputy commander, about the first category of developing self.
  • Air Force rewrites basic doctrine, focuses on mission command, airpower evolution

    Core themes to the revised Air Force Doctrine Publication-1: The Air Force are the foundation and evolution of airpower and the concept of mission command.
  • Air Force marks ongoing commitment to rated diversity with newly released strategy

    Air Force leaders officially released the service’s Rated Diversity Improvement Strategy March 17, marking the force’s ongoing commitment to attract, recruit, develop and retain a diverse rated corps.
  • Department of the Air Force broadens Career Enlisted Aviator height standards

    To accelerate Air Force aircrew diversity efforts and safely meet accession demands during the ongoing study, critical flying Career Enlisted Aviator, or CEA, career fields and applicable aircraft were surveyed at the request of Air Education and Training Command leadership.
  • Community College of the Air Force reveals plans for new degree program

    The new Associate of Applied Science in Military Technology and Applied Sciences Management degree is a flexible alternative for enlisted personnel serving in Air Force specialties lacking enough formal skills training to meet current degree program requirements, said Dr. Hank Dasinger, the dean of CCAF.
  • 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.
  • Air Force removes initial height requirement for officer aviators

    As part of the Air Force’s on-going effort to encourage a more diverse pool of applicants to pursue careers in aviation, the minimum height requirement for officer applicants who wish to fly has been removed as of May 13, 2020.
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