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  • Air Force unveils new mission statement

    The Air Force released its new mission statement: To fly, fight, and win … airpower anytime, anywhere.
  • 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.
  • Inaugural Department of the Air Force Women’s Air and Space Power Symposium announced

    Airmen and Guardians will have the opportunity to participate in the inaugural Department of the Air Force Women’s Air and Space Power Symposium virtual professional development series March 8-11, during Women’s History Month.
  • Deployed Airman celebrates Black History Month at wing pioneered by Tuskegee Airmen

    Black History Month takes on special significance at the 332nd AEW because the wing finds its roots in the story of the Tuskegee Airmen, a segregated African-American unit who earned distinction during WWII. Only activated during combat, the wing has performed its mission two different times since the 1940s, in Al Jaber, Iraq, and now in an undisclosed location also in the Middle East. With that in mind wing Airmen formed a committee to celebrate Black History.
  • Department of the Air Force institutes Office of Diversity and Inclusion

    In June 2020, former Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett stood up a Diversity and Inclusion Task Force, which has evolved into this new office. The organization will work directly for the secretary of the Air Force and continue to address the strategic impact of diversity, inclusion and equity on Airmen, Guardians and their families.
  • Air Force to allow longer braids, ponytails, bangs for women

    As an outcome of the 101st Air Force uniform board, Air Force women will be able to wear their hair in up to two braids or a single ponytail with bulk not exceeding the width of the head and length not extending below a horizontal line running between the top of each sleeve inseam at the under arm through the shoulder blades. In addition, women’s bangs may now touch their eyebrows, but not cover their eyes.
  • Department of the Air Force increases commander accountability for climate survey results

    The Department of the Air Force released a memorandum Dec. 21, highlighting improvements made to address concerns identified in Defense Equal Opportunity Climate Survey reports, a tool for leaders to assess command climate.
  • Department of the Air Force now tracking more administrative discipline data, including demographics

    A memorandum was published Dec. 21, directing Department of the Air Force commanders to track data from lesser disciplinary actions to assist in determining whether all discipline is being carried out in a fair and impartial manner.
  • Air Force improves lactation support for nursing mothers

    The Department of the Air Force recently announced new guidance that will improve support to nursing mothers when they return to work after having a baby. The updated policy, which is effective immediately, increases flexibility with lactation breaks and also mandates access to a refrigerator for the purpose of storing human milk.
  • 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.
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