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  • Department of the Air Force Leaders Direct Second IG Disparity Review

    Acting Secretary of the Air Force John P. Roth, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr., and Chief of Space Operations Gen. John W. Raymond directed the Department of the Air Force Inspector General to conduct an additional independent review of racial, gender, and ethnic disparity in the Department of the Air Force.
  • Updated Air Force Guidance on Use of Masks

    (The acting Secretary of the Air Force, John P. Roth signed the following updated memorandum for all Department of the Air Force personnel regarding the required us of cloth masks. a PDF version of the memo is also provided.)
  • Massachusetts military forces join to administer vaccine

    OTIS AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Mass. – Massachusetts National Guard Soldiers and Airmen of the 102nd Medical Group worked with the Massachusetts Organized Militia (MAOM) to perform a first run of the COVID-19 immunization process Jan. 28.The initial vaccine was administered to wing leadership. People will be vaccinated in a phased approach,
  • Around the Air Force: Red Flag 21-1, ACC Diversity and Inclusion, and Digital Wingman Competition

    This week’s look around the Air Force highlights the Red Flag 21-1 exercise, Air Combat Command’s first appointed diversity and inclusion officer, and a contest that aims to integrate robotics software into daily missions. (Hosted by Staff Sgt. Timmethy James)
  • 104th Fighter Wing recognizes 2020 annual award winners

    The 104th Fighter Wing recognized its annual award winners at an awards ceremony, held February 7, 2021, at Barnes Air National Guard Base, Massachusetts. The 2020 104 FW Annual award winners are: Senior Airman Sara Kolinski, Airman of the year; Tech. Sgt. Jaymie White, Non-Commissioned Officer of the year; Master Sgt. Chris Torres, Senior NCO of the year; Master Sgt. Michael Hoar, First Sgt. of the year; Capt. Colin MacEachern, Company-Grade Officer of the year; Major Christopher Ruscio, Field-Grade Officer of the year; and Mr. Patrick LaFond, civilian of the year.
  • 104th Fighter Wing Flagship F-15 receives symbolic graphics

    After about six-months of designing and planning, the 104th Fighter Wing’s flagship F-15C Eagle, tail number 125, received new nose art graphics in late December. The roughly six-foot by four-foot nose art graphic, featured on both sides of the F-15, appears to display the American flag, but upon closer look, displays the hundreds of names of members in the 104th Fighter Wing.
  • New hairstyle options now available for female Airmen

    Female Airmen have new hairstyle options as of Feb. 10, and Basic Military Training instructors are ready to teach, demonstrate and enforce the new hair standards.
  • DOD Announces Use of Masks and Other Public Health Measures

    Today, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III signed a memo that, effective immediately, directs all individuals on military installations and all individuals performing official duties on behalf of the Department from any location other than the individual’s home, including outdoor shared spaces, to wear masks in accordance with the most current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines.
  • Secretary of Defense orders military stand down to address challenge of extremism in the ranks

    A Department of Defense-wide stand down will occur over the next 60 days so that each service, command and unit can take the time to have needed discussions about extremism in the ranks, Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby said Feb. 3.
  • Air Force to allow longer braids, ponytails, bangs for women

    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.
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