Air Force Featured Stories

  • MLK Day: Honoring his life and legacy

    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a U.S. federal holiday marking the birthday of the civil rights leader. This year, the MLK Day of Service will be recognized on Jan. 16 as a way to channel King’s life and teachings into community action.

  • A short history of integration in the US armed forces

    The 514th Air Mobility Wing Historians Office, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., presents a paper on the integration of the U.S. armed services. This discussion investigates the numerous examples of Black military service, with Black Americans fighting in every United States conflict from the

  • New Jersey National Guard pioneered segregation’s end

    Although history credits President Harry Truman with desegregating America’s military, the truth is that racial integration had already arrived in New Jersey, thanks to a governor and National Guard leaders who had stubbornly insisted on equality in their forces.

  • Did you notice the difference?

    We must continue to educate our Airmen on the meaning of racial equality and equal opportunity and we must never tolerate deviance from the standard we have set, said Lt. Col. Lonnie Hammack, the deputy commander of the 21st Mission Support Group at Peterson Air Force Base, Ga.