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  • Commentary: Equality in the force

    Women’s equality. It’s a challenge that has been around for years and continues to this day.  One hundred and one years ago, women had just gained the right to vote through the passing of the 19th Amendment, a right that had been guaranteed to others based on their gender.

  • Fostering inclusion to build a stronger force

    Lt. Gen. Anthony Cotton, Air Force Global Strike Command deputy commander, was recently confirmed by the Senate for a fourth star and will soon be the first black man to lead AFGSC. He said, “It’s Airmen who drive our ability to adapt, it’s Airmen whose know-how and determination

  • Diversity and Inclusion Research Guides

    Diversity and inclusion is directly correlated to healthier dynamics in various environments, better mental health, and increased retention from an employment perspective. In depth knowledge of differences, insight on present and past challenges, and data is essential in

  • Holm Center’s ‘Purple’ summer project

    As a former “foreign kid” in Brazil’s National War College, I was challenged with learning and operating in a language not of my own. I experienced the very real fear that my intellect would be surmised from my inability to smoothly converse, convince and direct others in

  • Childhood adversity drives Airman’s passion for diversity & inclusion

    It was the heckling from other kids that truly cut Flavia the deepest. As a young Romanian girl in a new country where she barely spoke the local language, Flavia Carver learned early on that some negative preconceptions are picked up at a very young age, and she experienced how painful it is to be

  • Improving readiness for a diverse force

    Throughout 2020 and 2021, the U.S. Air Force rolled out several changes to the dress and appearance Air Force Instruction. Most of the changes have been seen in female-specific regulations. Significant changes to the restrictions on female hair early on in 2021 included allowing braids and ponytails