• 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.
  • Department of the Air Force stands up Diversity and Inclusion Task Force

    The Department of the Air Force, in support of both the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force, stood up a special task force June 9, to address the issue of racial, ethnic and other demographic disparities and their impact on the forces.
  • CATCH gives investigators chance to identify serial offenders

    The Catch a Serial Offender (CATCH) program gives sexual assault victims making a restricted report the opportunity to anonymously disclose suspect information to help the Department of Defense identify serial offenders. CATCH allows adult sexual assault victims (active duty, retired and their adult dependents) to discover if their attacker may
  • Why I serve: Col. Alan Dayton

    As our world is dominated by COVID-19, it is easy to feel like our lives are a spinning compass. Constantly changing without a clear direction for the future. When asked to write an article on why I serve, it was an easy answer “For times like these.”Our service in times like these is clear. People need support, help, guidance, resources, a lending
  • Air Force stands up new division to enhance customer service for EFMP families

    The Department of the Air Force stood up a new division at the Air Force’s Personnel Center to integrate three Exceptional Family Member Program, or EFMP, components – medical, family support and assignments.
  • Recharge for Resiliency with Outdoor Recreation

    Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. -- Outdoor Recreation is a resource available to all Airmen at Luke Air Force Base that allows Airmen to participate in organized activities and rent canoes, bikes, motorized boats, trailers, fishing equipment, camping equipment and more.
  • AFMC launches Spark Tank competition

    Air Force Materiel Command Airmen are invited to submit innovative, game-changing ideas to compete in the AFMC Spark Tank competition.The submitters of the top five, most innovative, game-changing ideas will pitch their ideas to a panel of judges during the AFMC Senior Leader Conference this September. This panel will then select the top two ideas
  • Band of Brothers: Introducing A1C Hughes, A1C Hughes, and ... A1C Hughes

    Three brothers graduated from Basic Military Training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland together May 28. Airman 1st Class Jesus Hughes, age 28, Airman 1st Class Nicolas Hughes, age 26, and Airman 1st Class Daniel Hughes, age 25, went through BMT in the same flight from April 7 to May 28 and thereafter went off to technical school in avionics together at Sheppard Air Force Base in northern Texas.
  • Air Force update for COVID-19

    In an effort to minimize the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 and to prioritize the health and safety of Department of the Air Force personnel, the following modifications have been made:
  • America's Airman: Ms. Sadiqa Bah

    America's Airman: Ms. Sadiqa Bah
  • AFRL researcher honored with Women of Color STEM award

    WRIGHT PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – An up-and-coming Air Force Research Laboratory scientist was recently honored with the Women of Color STEM Technical Innovation in Government award for her mentoring, leadership, and spirit of innovation.Dr. Candice Hatcher-Solis is a research scientist in the AFRL 711th Human Performance Wing and a
  • Armed against COVID: 432nd AMXS modify load competition to test, prepare Airmen

    Airmen from the 432nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron compete in a Load Crew of the Quarter competition, at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada, June 18, 2020. The 432nd AMXS wore protective gear and split the competition into shifts as a precaution to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
  • LEAP Spotlight Capt Duong

    Recently, an overseas unit lost an Airman of Vietnamese heritage. Due to the proximity of the Airman’s family, Barksdale AFB Mortuary Affairs was responsible for assisting the family through the ordeal.
  • Air Force update for COVID-19

    In an effort to minimize the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 and to prioritize the health and safety of Department of the Air Force personnel, the following modifications have been made:
  • Daily Update: 24 June 2020

    For 24 June, Tinker AFB remains in HPCON Bravo due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The latest COVID-19 confirmed case is a civilian member of AFSC/PK in building 3001 last at work on 15 June. Health officials are actively tracing all recent movements and contacts in conjunction with affected units and local health authorities. Anyone considered to have
  • Overcoming Your Biggest Obstacle: Yourself

    I didn’t want to be here.  By here, I mean a Contracting Officer in the United States Air Force.  From the time I was very young, my heart was dead set on being a pilot.  Not just any pilot, but a fighter pilot with all the intrigue, danger, romance, and respect demanded of heroic job through the eyes of a younger me.  If you had told five-year-old
  • Prioritizing sleep vital as Airmen adjust to new normal

    Continued lack of sleep can be detrimental to an Airman’s job performance, their ability to fight off infections, and their overall readiness and wellbeing.
  • Integrated restoration classes reach AFRC nationally

    For a year and a half, Shelly Trimble, the Sexual Assault Response Coordinator for the 910th Airlift Wing and an iRest Level 2 teacher, has been guiding the Airmen and Key Spouses of Youngstown Air Reserve Station and Yellow Ribbon event participants through iRest’s body-centered meditation.
  • SAPR: 15 Years of Support for Service Members

    You never thought you could feel so powerless…so numb. There’s a moment after the shock wears off where you think to yourself; did that really just happen to me? Why would someone do this? Someone you know, someone you thought you could trust. You try to make up excuses of why it can’t be real and how you embellished the story because you don’t want to remember every detail of what happened. You don’t want to picture it in your head when you go to work or go out with your friends. You try so hard to forget about it, yet, everything you see throughout the day reminds you of that moment. The moment you felt powerless. The moment you felt numb.
  • Enlisted perspective on Mental Health

    Between new-patient appointments, providing evaluations, administering crisis intervention, pre-deployment psychological testing, security clearances evaluations, and addressing safety concerns, the junior enlisted Airmen at mental health are the backbone to the organization.