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  • 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

  • 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

  • Change through diversity, inclusion: LRAFB establishes Airmen’s forum

    The Home of Herk Nation is committed to delivering a diverse workforce that embraces a variety of perspectives and recognizes the talents of all of its Airmen. In direct support of this, Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, has established a Diversity and Inclusion Airmen’s Forum.

  • A Tale of Two Air Forces: How the Tuskegee Airmen bridged the divide

    The Tuskegee Airmen were not only pilots, they were support personnel as well – weather forecasters, communications professionals, aircraft mechanics, nurses, administrative people, and more. Even though the team was better known for flight, it takes many people to get a plane off the ground.

  • 19 AW facilitates unconscious bias training

    In the midst of heightened tensions around the prevalence of racial bias in the United States, the 19th Airlift Wing swiftly facilitated an open dialog with command teams led by Risha Grant, an internationally renowned diversity, inclusion and bias expert, June 3.

  • Final changes to Air Force song announced

    The announcement by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein, completes a two-step process in which male-only references were revised to capture the distinguished service, the high standards, and central role that women play in every facet of the modern United States Air Force.

  • Celebrating diversity: Asian American, Pacific Islander heritage honored

    Team Little Rock celebrated the Air Force's diversity with an Asian American and Pacific Islander Month event May 18, 2018, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas.  The festivities educated and showcased Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage, hosted by the 19th Airlift Wing Military Equal

  • 60 years later: Airmen honor MLK, Little Rock Nine

    U.S. Airmen from Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., honored one of the greatest civil rights activists, Jan. 13, 2017. Airmen walked alongside local community leaders for a commemorative march honoring Martin Luther King, Jr., and the historic Little Rock Nine. Segregation: End of an Era Despite the