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DAF celebrates National American Indian Heritage Month
November 6, 2023
end of the trail Indian with info

DAF releases Women, Peace, Security Strategic Action Plan
June 16, 2023
Service members pose for a photo during the 33rd annual Joint Women’s Leadership Symposium in Norfolk, Va., July 12, 2022. Event attendees discussed topics including diversity, inclusion, equity and the importance of intentionality when implementing those concepts. (Courtesy photo)

DOD announces six new measures to enhance well-being of military force and their families
March 23, 2023
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LIVE’s VR experience provides dynamic decision-making moments aimed at growing inclusive leaders
February 2, 2023
Airmen in large room with avator on pull down screen

Seven online courses every Air Force leader should take
November 30, 2022
Picture of Air Force Military Training Instructor, pilot, civilian and Airman

JBSA celebrates sixth annual Texas American Indian Heritage Day
October 4, 2022
American Indian dancing.

DAF commissioning sources to develop initiatives to increase applicant pool diversity
August 30, 2022

AFROTC grants accommodations for first Sikh cadet
July 19, 2022
Air Force ROTC Cadet Gursharan Virk, third from left, takes part in Detachment 255’s color guard ceremony at a football game at the University of Iowa in 2021. Virk is the first Sikh ROTC cadet to be granted religious accommodations by the Air Force in observation of his faith. The accommodations include wear of a turban and facial hair. (Courtesy photo)

JBSA, DOD honor LGBTQ+ community during Pride Month
May 31, 2022

DAF recognizes Transgender Day of Visibility March 31
March 31, 2022

In AFMC and AFIMSC: Our differences make us stronger
March 3, 2022
AFMC DEIA graphic

MEDCoE appoints first STRIDE peer advocates
February 23, 2022
MEDCoE appoints first STRIDE peer advocates

AFIMSC council continues work toward improving diversity, inclusion
February 8, 2022
AFIMSC Diversity & Inclusion

Signature block pronouns now allowed for Airmen, Guardians
December 23, 2021
Pronouns in signature blocks

Air Force Women’s Initiative Team champions women’s health care
September 20, 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 under arm through the shoulder blades. In addition, women’s bangs may now touch their eyebrows, but not cover their eyes. These new changes will be effective upon publication of the new standards in Air Force Instruction 36-2903, Feb. 10, 2021.

Commentary: Equality in the force
August 26, 2021
Women's Equality Day is celebrated annually in the United States on August 26, commemorating the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which granted women the right to vote. (U.S. Air Force graphic by David Perry)

Air Force releases additional dress, appearance changes
August 12, 2021
New dress and appearance changes are expected to be released in early October 2021 upon the updated publication of Air Force Instruction 36-2903, Dress and Appearance of Air Force Personnel. Changes include male bulk hair standards, cosmetic tattooing, female hair accessory size, optional hosiery in dress uniform, transparent piercing spacers and morale patches. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Staff Sgt. Elora J. McCutcheon)

Air Force readdresses women’s hair standard after feedback
June 11, 2021
The Air Force revises Air Force Instruction 36-2903 to address differences in hair density and texture June 25, 2021. When hair is secured behind the head, the hair may extend six inches to the left and to the right and six inches protruding from the point where the hair is gathered. The 12-inch total width must allow for proper wear of headgear. (U.S. Air Force graphic)

AFIMSC releases diversity survey results
May 29, 2021
graphic: The Air Force Materiel Command has released the results of its initial command-wide diversity and inclusion (D&I) survey, identifying areas of focus and improvement for initiatives across the command.

Air Force follows revised DOD transgender policies
May 13, 2021