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  • Air Force readdresses women’s hair standard after feedback

    The change addresses feedback received since the previous guidance was originally published. Specifically, women voiced concerns over difficulty related to securing hair in a manner that does not extend beyond the head.
  • ACC observes Pride Month

    Air Combat Command is proud to join the nation to observe Pride Month in recognition of the vital contributions of our LGBTQ+ Airmen to the U.S. Air Force. The United States recognizes June as LGBTQ+ Pride Month to commemorate the Stonewall riots of 1969. The riots were a series of demonstrations by members of the LGBT community and were prompted by a raid of the Stonewall Inn in Manhattan, New York. The patrons of Stonewall and surrounding lesbian and gay bars fought back when the raid became violent. The event sparked an international gay rights movement.
  • ACC observes Pride Month

    Air Combat Command is proud to join the nation to observe Pride Month in recognition of the vital contributions of our LGBTQ+ Airmen to the U.S. Air Force. The United States recognizes June as LGBTQ+ Pride Month to commemorate the Stonewall riots of 1969. The riots were a series of demonstrations by members of the LGBT community and were prompted by a raid of the Stonewall Inn in Manhattan, New York. The patrons of Stonewall and surrounding lesbian and gay bars fought back when the raid became violent. The event sparked an international gay rights movement.
  • Avoiding Burnout

    The COVID-19 pandemic may make you feel like you’re just waiting – life on hold – feeling frustrated that there’s no end in sight. Pandemic fatigue is a very real feeling of exhaustion as a result of COVID-19’s impact on our lives – from financial stress, to loneliness, to the fears of getting sick. Continual exposure to this unrelenting stress can cause us to burnout.
  • Celebrate military children in April, year round

    Each year, communities worldwide look to April as an important month for children who have one or both parents or guardians serving in uniform. Considered the military’s youngest heroes, in many ways children serve too. That’s why we honor them during the observance of Month of the Military Child.
  • Air Force Colonel’s Experience as a Female Leader

    As a young child, Brenda Oppel knew she wanted to grow up to do great things. Coming from a strong military family, she wanted to continue that legacy. Choosing to follow through the college AFROTC route for commissioning, Oppel received a scholarship for Aviation Computer Science in the College of Engineering. It was at the AFROTC Detachment, that Oppel had her first experience with positive female leadership. Detachment Commander, Col McKelvy was an impactful role-model for Oppel and showed her how to be a mentor and leader to younger Airmen.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.
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