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  • Women Airforce Service Pilots and their fight for veteran status

    As we celebrate Veterans Day, let’s take a moment to remember the remarkable history of the Women’s Airforce Service Pilots as their story reminds us how imperative it is to remember the debts we owe to previous generations who safeguarded our democracy.
  • Statement by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III observing National Veterans and Military Families Month

    The frequent moves, the multiple deployments, the strain and the stress over the last twenty years of war -- my family and all of yours have borne it with grace and resilience. But it goes beyond that, of course. They don’t just bear the hardships; our families make us a stronger force, a healthier force.
  • Beginning Nov. 11, ‘After Basic' social show offers live reaction, analysis to BMT docuseries

    A live social media 'after' show focused on reflecting on and discussing the Air Force Recruiting Service’s new docuseries ‘Basic’ is set to debut on the Air Education and Training Command Facebook page Thursday, Nov. 11, at 7:45 p.m. Central Standard Time.
  • CMSAF Bass highlights 17th TRW achievements

    I was anticipating the arrival of Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass and Team 19. For the past three years I have been assigned to 17th Training Wing Public Affairs, I have documented many Goodfellow Air Force Base moments, distinguished visitors, and events, but this visit was different.
  • Reduced hiring timelines continue to fulfill AFMC talent needs

    The Air Force Materiel Command continues to expedite civilian hiring timelines across the enterprise, ensuring the organization has the skilled manpower it needs now to execute its critical missions in support of the warfighter.
  • US, Bulgarian air forces share best practices in Operation Castle Forge

    These short-notice forward deployments demonstrate the Air Force’s Agile Combat Employment, a strategy that leverages strong teamwork with allies and partners to generate air power anytime, anywhere.
  • Department of the Air Force releases findings on Interpersonal Violence survey

    After the Secretary of the Air Force established the Interpersonal Violence Task Force in 2020, the team examined a broad range of 81 behaviors along what is known as the “Continuum of Harm” to determine if the DAF is keeping Airmen and Guardians safe, and providing needed support after they experience any kind of interpersonal violence.
  • Department of the Air Force releases addendum to Disparity Review

    The DAF IG Disparity Review Addendum follows the DAF’s 2020 Racial Disparity Review, which addressed disparities impacting Black Airmen and Guardians, and the Sept. 2021 Disparity Review, which addressed disparities based on gender and among other racial and ethnic groups not covered by the RDR. Data from both reports was used to create the addendum.
  • Air Force’s first Energy Assurance Lease signed at Tyndall AFB

    Under the terms of the agreement, during normal grid operations, power from the microgrid will support GPC’s regular retail customers, including Tyndall AFB. During grid outages, the Air Force will have first right of refusal to backup power for support of three mission-critical facilities via Electrically Islanded Operations.
  • Keesler AFB introduces space weather training in support of Space Force

    The graduates of the course will take weather forecasts beyond the atmosphere by understanding the weather effects on terrestrial systems in support of multi-domain operations.
  • CMSAF visits 301st FW, inspires Reserve Airmen

    Bass spoke on a variety of subjects including the reason why people who serve in the U.S. Air Force make it a great organization, ways to make an impact at the unit level and how foundationally important treating each other well is to healthy culture creation.
  • CSAF delivers keynote address at Air Force ROTC Symposium

    The AFROTC symposium is an annual professional development event led by AFROTC leadership to provide guidance to their 145 detachment commanders. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr. shared his thoughts on leadership and how Action Order-A: Airmen in his “Accelerate Change or Lose” approach is vital to AFROTC’s mission in developing the future officer corps.
  • SkillBridge updates to impact Airmen, Guardians

    The SkillBridge program is an opportunity for service members to gain valuable civilian work experience through specific-industry training, apprenticeships or internships.
  • FYSA: Agility Prime

    FYSA: Agility Prime explores electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing vehicles and the revolutionary initiative partnering the military with eVTOL industry leaders.
  • 'Iron Man' upgrade on the horizon for Travis AFB maintainers, base eyes further innovation

    The technology allows Airmen to access expert knowledge, receive collaborative remote troubleshooting help and reference technical order guidance through interactive workflow tools, all through a heads-up and hands-free AR headset. Additionally, an AR hardware and software solution reduces the need for travel via remote audits or remote engineering dispositions, with the potential to eliminate it altogether.