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  • CMSAF Bass part of AETC virtual mentorship ‘Panel of Mentors’ May 25; registration open now

    Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force JoAnne Bass, along with other senior enlisted leaders, will share her personal perspective on mentoring and the impact it has made on her personal life and career as part of virtual panel May 25. Registration for “From Good to Great through Personal Perspectives:  A Panel of Mentors” is now open. To register for the event and get the ZoomGov link, email HQAETC.A1DF.CivForceDev@us.af.mil.  Registration closes May 21 and is limited to 1000 people.
  • Around the Air Force: Van Ovost Nomination, CJADC2 Demo, and PT Test Changes

    Today’s look Around the Air Force highlights the nomination of Gen. Jacqueline Van Ovost to be commander of U.S. Transportation Command, a CJADC2 demonstration with USAFE, joint, and allied partners, and a new start date for updated PT tests. (Hosted by Staff Sgt. Eric Mann)
  • From childcare to ponytails: How can Sword Athena help you?

    Recent updates to Air Force dress and appearance standards were a win for Airmen who advocated for a broader set of professional hairstyles for women in uniform. These changes, along with normalizing support to nursing mothers, identifying improperly fitting equipment, and demystifying seeking mental health assistance were among the central issues of Air Combat Command’s inaugural Sword Athena event last year. Sword Athena is designed to identify, tackle and present solutions to female and family-centric barriers to readiness using crowd-sourced topics and a Mission Area Working Group (MAWG) model.
  • Think you’re too short to fly? The Air Force just broadened Career Enlisted Aviator height standards

    Interested in flying as an enlisted aircrew member but think you're too short? To accelerate Air Force aircrew diversity efforts and safely meet accession demands, critical flying Career Enlisted Aviator carrier fields height standards and applicable aircraft were surveyed at the request of Air Education and Training Command leadership. Based on preliminary data, interim height standards have been established for specific CEA Air Force Specialty Codes (AFSCs), and are effective immediately.
  • 104FW members receive COVID-19 vaccination

    U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Eric ‘Sherman’ Armentrout, a pilot with the 131st Fighter Squadron, receives his COVID-19 vaccination from Staff Sgt. Daniela Rizzari, an aeromedical technician with the 104th Medical Group, at the base clinic Feb. 5. 2021. Barnestormers have been stepping up to fight the COVID-19 pandemic by volunteering to get
  • PT test pushed to July, updates to scoring, physical components ahead

    When assessments resume, the three-component fitness test (1.5 mile run, 1 minute of pushups and situps) will be reset with scores calculated on a new three component scoring table. In addition, work is underway to separate scoring into five-year age groups as opposed to the previous ten – for example, age groups will start at <25, 25-29 years old, 30-34, years old, etc.
  • Air Force Aid Society can assist victims of cold weather

    Due to the unbelievable record breaking temperatures affecting many areas around the country these past several days which have caused power/water outages, bursting pipes and displacement of families, the Air Force Aid Society has put measures in place to help those affected by the cold weather snap.
  • ADLS training transitions to “myLearning” in first step for new force development learning management system

    As part of Air Education and Training Command’s efforts to aggressively and cost-effectively modernize education and training, Airmen and Guardians can access the “myLearning” digital platform on the Air Force Portal beginning March 18, with the first phase consisting of a modernized and interactive training platform that allows Airmen to access training modules previously found on the Advanced Distributed Learning Service (ADLS).
  • Department of the Air Force to allow shorts for maintainers, updates variety of uniform options

    Airmen and Guardians will now have more dress and appearance options with upcoming uniform changes to Air Force Instruction 36-2903, Dress and Appearance.
  • Air Force finalizes PT uniform design; will begin production process

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – After numerous tests and feedback from Airmen around the world, the Air Force Uniform Office has finalized the design of the new Physical Training Gear (PTG) uniform, and is preparing to begin the production process.This is the first update to the PT uniform in more than 16 years, and over 150 Airmen
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