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  • AFOQT: Breaking the Language Barrier

    The Department of the Air Force recently made changes to its qualifying test for officers. By reducing the mandatory delay between tests from 180 to 90 days and allowing for ‘super-scoring’ of test subcategories, much like college SAT and ACT scoring, DAF is making headway in modernizing its approach to accessions and human capital management.

  • Air Force Women’s Initiative Team champions women’s health care

    In the past year, the WIT’s Female-Specialized Health Care Programs have driven several policy changes. In February, hair standard policies were changed based on feedback received from Airmen who identified numerous health concerns around the bun.

  • Department of the Air Force releases reports on Racial Disparity Review update, second disparity review

    The Department of the Air Force released a progress update on the Inspector General Independent Racial Disparity Review and a second disparity review report Sept. 9.

  • 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 the object of others’ prejudices.

  • CSAF delivers powerful message in new Air Force commercial

    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr. delivers a powerful message about air power and diversity in a new Air Force commercial titled “Helmet.”

  • Breaking barriers among the ranks

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – A few years ago, a Jewish officer helped a Muslim judge advocate general applicant get religious-accommodation rules changed, which paved a new path for more Muslims to serve in the Air Force.On the first day she joined up, Capt. Maysaa Ouza, 88th Air Base Wing chief of adverse actions, saw how hard she would
  • Airman changes AFI, fosters inclusion

    Shortly after in-processing to Moody, Staff Sgt. Cesar De Los Santos Zapata was caught off guard when he saw his name read DELOSSANTOSZAPATA upon logging in to the computer. A seemingly routine trip to military personnel flight to get the spaces put back in his name quickly turned into a mission to affect institutional change.

  • AFMC Autism at Work program open to students on the autism spectrum

    The Air Force Materiel Command’s record of hiring and supporting workers with disabilities is further emphasized by a Workforce Recruitment Program initiative for those with a diagnosis on the autism spectrum.

  • Acculturation initiative drives better talent management

    For the Air Force Materiel Command, making sure new employees receive a great first impression is key to talent management and the driving force behind the continued success of the enterprise acculturation initiative.

  • Department of the Air Force creates two new barrier analysis working groups for LGBTQ, Indigenous Nation members

    The establishment of these two teams builds on the successes of the Department of the Air Force’s other teams and allows the Department of the Air Force to identify and address the issues impacting diversity and inclusion for Airmen and Guardians.

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