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  • DOD Offers Diversity and Inclusion Counseling Resources

    The DOD partnered with various programs, including Military Family Life Counseling and Military OneSource to leverage their non-medical counseling expertise to address diversity and inclusion (D&I) issues.
  • 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.
  • 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:
  • 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:
  • Opening the dialogue: MacDill leaders committed to understanding and inclusion

    Across the Air Force, open dialogue for the tough conversations regarding race are taking place. Senior leaders are encouraging base commanders and unit supervisors to open the lines of communication for their Airmen to have these difficult discussions. In line with Air Force senior leaders, the 6th Air Refueling Wing leadership team convened on June 1, to hold initial conversations focused on the unique perspectives of MacDill’s Airmen and to find a way forward concerning racial biases.
  • Summer safety tips

    The following graphic displays a few things people can do to keep themselves safe during the summer season. Taking frequent breaks, using insect repellent and sunscreen are a few summer safety tips named in the graphic.
  • Beale AFB T-38s honor healthcare workers, first responders with flyover

    Four T-38A Talons from the 9th Reconnaissance Wing at Beale AFB, California, saluted nurses, doctors and first responders, including those here, with an Operation American Resolve flyover May 9.
  • Air Force promotes home safety, offers free firearm cable locks

    The Department of the Air Force is contributing to home safety is by offering free cable locks for personally-owned firearms, which are a first line of defense for safe storage and unintentional use.
  • 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:
  • Skillbridge helps service members transition to civilian workforce

    The Skillbridge program is an opportunity for service members to gain valuable civilian work experience through specific industry training, apprenticeships, on-the-job training or internships during the last 180 days of service.
  • Making a come-back; road to resiliency

    Sweat drops begin to form as the sun beats harshly down, no one seems to notice the rising temperatures or the sand blowing to and fro as coffin after coffin draped with flags is carried by… “A scream rings out and I jump up throwing punches. It was another recurring dream. I am the one screaming. I walk out of my bedroom, pop the lid off a bottle of alcohol and start drinking. I just want to get away from it all for a couple minutes. I don’t want to think about it.”
  • 633d MDG eases the process of reintegration

    The last thing any service member wants to do upon returning home from a deployment is spend an entire day in briefings. That's why the 633 Public Health Office is bringing its services to them in a new, condensed reintegration briefing.
  • Air Force releases latest field grade officer promotions

    In total, the Air Force selected 449 lieutenant colonels for promotion to colonel in the calendar year 2019D Line of the Air Force, chaplain and nurse corps CSBs and 19 captains for promotion to major in the CY19D chaplain CSB.
  • Rescue dogs help heal wounded warriors

    Muffled gunfire reverberates from an unknown location within the building; Peter’s unwavering gaze is focused on his partner’s ‘six’ - three weeks of training is about to be put to the test.The Omaha Gun Club is host to certified training sessions between military service dogs and their handlers and is where Russ Dillon of Dillon’s Dogs likes to
  • MilTax: Military OneSource offers free tax prep

    MilTax kicks off on Military OneSource Jan. 22, offering electronic filing via do-it-yourself software and personalized support from a tax consultant.
  • Goldfein offers optimistic update on Air Force’s evolution and future

    Creating a system that uses data, machine learning and state-of-the art software to seamlessly link “sensors to shooters” across all domains – air, land, sea, cyber and space – is among Goldfein’s highest priorities as the Air Force’s highest-ranking military officer.
  • AFMC launches new holistic resiliency effort

    AFMC Connect provides units and leaders with the time, tools and resources to foster a culture of continual communication, building resilient military and civilian Airmen able to operate at optimal levels as they aim for personal and professional success.
  • Air Force studies fatigue, sleep to enhance readiness

    Researchers with the Air Force Research Laboratory 711th Human Performance Wing, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, are looking for ways to better equip Airmen and their leadership with crucial data to ensure that Airmen are getting the necessary rest to maximize mission execution. A team of human performance experts is looking at sleep and fatigue from several perspectives. They are tracking sleep habits in pilots and other operators, while also evaluating sleep-monitoring technology to ensure its accuracy and ability to work in an operational setting.
  • Air Force Surgeon General updates Congress on medical reform

    Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, Air Force Surgeon General, testified Dec. 5, before the House Armed Services Committee’s Military Personnel subcommittee updating them on medical reform in the Air Force.
  • In a Moment: Providing rescue aid

    ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England – Integrity first, service before self and excellence in all we do, are the foundational principles instilled into all Airmen. They are the core values of what it means to be a member of the U.S. Air Force. On Oct. 28, 2019, two Liberty Wing Airmen exemplified all three core values when they answered the call to action during a routine temporary duty assignment in Gran Canaria, Spain.
  • Airmen who vape accept unnecessary risks

    With the use of electronic cigarettes on the rise, concerned Air Force health officials warn of the possible side effects of these devices. According to Alicia Ferris-Dannenberg, the 509th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron health promotion coordinator, vape use at Team Whiteman increased from 5.2 to 9.5 percent from 2017 to 2019.
  • Female Airman earns a Ranger tab

    U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Chelsey Hibsch became the first Air Force female Airman to earn the tab.
  • Wounded warrior talks resiliency during tactical pause

    In the wake of Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein’s Resiliency Tactical Pause directive, Master Sgt. Jose E. Rijos, Air Force Wounded Warrior ambassador, recounted the traumas of his career with his service dog, Cairo, at his side.
  • Goodfellow program helps enable lifelong learning, prioritizes Airman development

    Air Education and Training Command’s Continuum of Learning strives to create a training environment that yields lifelong learning and prioritizes Airman development. In support of this vision, the 17th Training Group created the Student Success Program.
  • Cannon refines Commando Readiness Center with new welcoming program

    With the Commando Readiness Center up and running for over a year, it’s been through a few changes to increase its efficiency and relevance.Recently, the CRC has undergone Phase II of its plans to increase effectiveness by adding a welcoming program that new members of Cannon must check into within 24 hours of arrival on base.The new welcoming
  • Seymour Johnson AFB spouse wins Air Force level award

    Due to her efforts, Tinsley was presented the Armed Forces Insurance Air Force Spouse of the Year Award. This award recognizes her important contributions and commitment to the Air Force community and our country.
  • Blue Grit podcast features stories of resilience, strength

    You may have noticed a recent addition to the Air Force Portal homepage. A logo depicting a warrior looking over his shoulder with a fighter jet above him. It’s the face of the Blue Grit podcast.
  • Pentagon hosts Sijan award presentation, first-ever resiliency event

    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein presented eight Airmen with the 2017 and 2018 Lance P. Sijan Leadership Award April 17, 2019, at the Pentagon’s Hall of Heroes in Arlington.
  • Month of the Military Child: Malmstrom gymnasts build resilience

    April is designated as the Month of the Military Child. This Department of Defense awareness month was established to recognize the sacrifices made by children of military members serving at home and abroad.
  • Mental health support group breaks stigmas, builds resiliency

    In the military, talk of mental health can carry a stigma. Thoughts of, “how will this impact my career?”, or, “will this affect my credibility?” can run through the minds of those struggling with mental health concerns. Contrary to these stigmas, dealing with mental health concerns won’t damage your career, and there are groups on base to be a part of.
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