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Air Force accelerates innovation into action with Project Holodeck
July 14, 2021
— As innovation continues apace across the Air Force, service leaders are focused on doing just that — empowering Airmen and accelerating the fielding and implementation of innovative ideas into tangible results...
Air Force releases cardio and strength fitness assessment alternatives, new online capabilities
July 2, 2021
— The Air Force will provide Airmen five physical fitness assessment alternatives — three for the cardio portion and sit-up components and two for the push-up component of the physical fitness assessment beginning in early 2022...
558th FTS student receives 2020 Air Force Academy Cadet of the Year award
March 25, 2021
— The Air Force announced the winner of the 2020 U.S. Air Force Academy Cadet of the Year earlier this year, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the award ceremony was postponed...
Air Force marks ongoing commitment to rated diversity with newly released strategy
March 17, 2021
— Air Force leaders officially released the service’s Rated Diversity Improvement Strategy March 17, marking the force’s ongoing commitment to attract, recruit, develop and retain a diverse rated corps...
Department of the Air Force leaders direct second IG Disparity Review
February 22, 2021
— The review follows the department’s 2020 Racial Disparity Review released in December 2020 and expands its focus into three additional racial categories (Asian, American Indian/Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander), gender, and one additional ethnic category (Hispanic/Latinx)...
Air Force announces Airmen leadership qualities
February 2, 2021
— The Airman leadership qualities are expected to form the basis for the future officer and enlisted performance reporting systems. The alignment between evaluating units and evaluating Airmen is intended to further emphasize and accelerate an understanding and adoption of the associated leadership qualities...
Air Force to allow longer braids, ponytails, bangs for women
January 21, 2021
— 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 underarm through the shoulder blades. In addition, women’s bangs may now touch their eyebrows, but not cover their eyes...
Department of the Air Force directs commanders to review unit emblems, mottos, nicknames, other official symbology
January 5, 2021
— The Department of the Air Force directed commanders to conduct a comprehensive review of official and unofficial unit emblems, morale patches, mottos, nicknames, coins and other forms of unit recognition and identity to ensure an inclusive and professional environment within 60 days from Dec. 23, 2020...
CSAF releases action orders to accelerate change across Air Force
December 10, 2020
— In August, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr., released his strategic approach entitled Accelerate Change or Lose, in which he described his view of the strategic landscape as Air Force chief of staff and, from that, his emphasis on why change is necessary. The newly-released action orders now represent his call to Airmen to move forward aggressively in the push toward change; the “what” to the first document’s “why.”...
Air Force moves physical fitness assessments to April 2021, removes waist measurement from composite score permanently
December 7, 2020
— To ensure social distancing practices remain in place during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and to give Airmen and Space Professionals time to prepare, testing was delayed from October to January and is now further delayed to April...
Air Force pushes fitness testing to Jan. 1
September 17, 2020
— Official physical fitness assessments across the Department of the Air Force will resume Jan. 1, 2021, officials announced Sept. 16...
CSAF outlines strategic approach for Air Force success
September 2, 2020
— In his first major pronouncement as Air Force Chief of Staff, Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr., declared Aug. 31 that the service must go fast, must collaborate more effectively with Congress and military, industry and allied partners, and “must accelerate the transition from the force we have to the force required for a future high-end fight.”...
CMSgt. Bass installed as 19th Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force
August 17, 2020
— Chief Master Sgt. JoAnne S. Bass formally took the reins Aug. 14 as the Air Force’s 19th Chief Master Sergeant, in the process becoming the first woman and the first person of Asian American descent to be elevated to the service’s highest-ranking enlisted officer...
Brown formally installed as 22nd Air Force Chief of Staff
August 6, 2020
— In remarks following the formal “Change of Responsibility” ceremony in which he took over from retiring Gen. David L. Goldfein, the 21st Chief of Staff, Brown acknowledged an array of people who influenced his life. Among them were his wife, Sharene, and his parents, as well as a list of Air Force colleagues, including Goldfein and other “extraordinary leaders.”...
Goldfein honored for service as Chief of Staff
August 4, 2020
— With only days remaining in his service as the Air Force’s 21st Chief of Staff, Gen. David L. Goldfein was commemorated in a July 31 ceremony at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C., and in the announcement that one of his quotes was etched into the Air Force Memorial’s Wall of Valor...
Senate confirms Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr. to be 22nd Air Force Chief of Staff on unanimous vote
June 9, 2020
— The U.S. Senate confirmed Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr., June 9 to be the 22nd Air Force Chief of Staff, clearing the way for the decorated pilot and experienced commander to become the first African-American in history to lead a branch of the U.S. military as its highest-ranking officer...
CSAF visits BMT, thanks JBSA team for ‘fighting through’ COVID-19 response
May 8, 2020
— U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein, along with Chief Master Sgt. Manny Pineiro, the service’s first sergeant special duty manager, visited Joint Base San Antonio May 7, seeing first-hand how basic military training has adapted operations to fight through the COVID-19 environment. ...
Goldfein emphasizes protecting force from COVID-19 while fulfilling all missions, operational priorities
March 19, 2020
— Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein said March 18 there have been seven confirmed cases of the new coronavirus to date among active-duty personnel, but that the Air Force is “still conducting global missions … which is priority one.” ...
Air Force Chief of Staff offers optimistic update on AF’s evolution, future
January 28, 2020
— 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...
Air Force releases criteria for new Remote Combat Effects Campaign Medal
October 29, 2019
— The new medal, established by then-Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson, is part of a continuing effort to recognize U.S. Air Force military members in a non-deployed status who directly participated in a Department of Defense combat operation from a remote location...