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  • Diversity, inclusion board seeks input from all DOD personnel

    The Department of Defense Board on Diversity and Inclusion will focus on actions to enhance diversity and inclusion and drive a cultural shift to create lasting change in the Defense Department, from recruiting, career track selection and retention; to accessions, assignments, schools and promotions; to military justice and everything in between and beyond. All Defense Department personnel are encouraged to crowdsource feedback on ideas for improving diversity and inclusion via www.milSuite.mil. The closing date for input is Oct. 16.
  • Gen. Mark Kelly takes command of ACC

    Service members of Air Combat Command welcomed their new commander during a change of command ceremony Aug. 28 at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. Gen. Mark Kelly took command from Gen. Mike Holmes during a ceremony presided over by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr. who shared some words of encouragement to Kelly and highlighted his accomplishments.
  • ACC enlisted induct Gen. Holmes into Order of the Sword

    Air Combat Command's enlisted force honored its commander with an induction into the Order of the Sword at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Aug. 26. Gen. Mike Holmes, who has commanded ACC since March 2017, is the ninth ACC leader to be inducted into the ACC Order of the Sword.
  • 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, Virginia. The theme for this year’s event was “Building Leaders Armed for Action.”
  • Never mine alone

    Hard work has always been a part of U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Loretta Washington’s life.
  • SNCOs: Mentor Future Commanders!

    “More is caught, than taught.” This common colloquialism rings true for individual development. Regardless of your tenure in the Top 3, if you have just sewn on master sergeant, or are a chief master sergeant hitting high year tenure, senior NCOs shape tomorrow’s joint leaders. We set the example for what we want to see in emerging leaders and provide the template with our actions.
  • Echoes of 1999 rescue ring loud and clear for Goldfein, providing lessons and vision for today

    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein has a direct answer when asked what echoes to this day, what continues to influence his thinking and actions even now, 20 years after he found himself on the ground in hostile surroundings, his F-16 in the distance smoldering and destroyed.
  • Program Reflections: As F-35 production grows, DCMA takes aim at DoD goals

    The 2019 INSIGHT Magazine covers the many ways DCMA supports America's National Defense Strategy. This article highlights the agency’s work with the F-35 program. F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter production is about to reach new heights. Low rate initial production 11, or LRIP 11, calls for 141 F-35 aircraft, which is a 67 percent increase from LRIP 10. While production numbers climb, costs continue to fall, as this production run marks the program’s lowest price per aircraft to date.
  • ACC encourages deliberate mentorship of total force

    The Air Force is emphasizing the importance of deliberate development by encouraging mentorship of the total force. Mentoring is an essential ingredient in developing well-rounded, professional and competent future leaders, and the overall goal of this drive is to help Airmen maximize their full potential. Mentoring is a priority for the Air Force as well as Air Combat Command. The commander of Air Combat Command, General Mike Holmes, echoes the Air Force’s focus on mentorship by charging commanders to mentor their leaders on their responsibility to develop our Airmen, as one of his command’s strategic priorities.
  • 548th ISRG Looks ‘Outside the Box’ to Develop Air Force Leaders

    Air Force leaders at every level pursue answers to one burning question: How do we build tomorrow’s exceptional leaders? As Airmen progress through their careers, traditional professional military education (PME) programs provide a tiered approach to professional development and leadership growth. However, these opportunities have specific time and rank requirements, leaving gaps during which leaders search for alternative avenues to develop themselves and their Airmen.
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