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Department of the Air Force leaders discuss second disparity review during virtual town hall
The second Inspector General Independent Racial Disparity Review focused on gender and ethnicity, and included additional racial groups (Hispanics, Latinos, Asians, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders).
DAF announces mandatory COVID vaccine implementation guidelines for Airmen, Guardians
Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall has released a service implementation plan that requires Airmen and Guardians to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the following dates, unless seeking an exemption.
Department of the Air Force releases 2021 assessment of states’ support of military families
The 2021 assessment of states' support of military families measured ease of licensure portability across state lines and support for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade public education surrounding installations.
New Force Generation model builds high-end readiness, sustainability for Joint Force
The Air Force announced today it is in the final phases of transitioning to a new force generation model to balance today’s combatant commander needs while building high-end readiness for the future.
DoD directs employees to start wearing face masks again
Following guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Defense Department has directed employees working in areas at high risk for transmission to begin using face masks again as a measure to prevent the continued spread of the COVID-19 virus, especially the fast-moving, highly-transmittable Delta variant.
DAF releases FY22 budget proposal, journeys to the Air and Space Forces of 2030
The Department’s $173.7 billion request includes the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force budgets. The Air Force’s budget of $156.3 billion is a 2.3% increase and the Space Force’s budget of $17.4 billion is a 13.1% increase from FY 2021.
Air Force releases updated fitness test score breakdown
Without the waist measurement as a scored component, push-ups and sit-ups will increase from 10 to 20 points each, while the 1.5-mile run will remain at 60 points. Scoring will fall into five-year age groups, as opposed to the previous 10.
DAF releases update on telework, remote work guidance
The DAF guidance memorandum, DoDI1035.01_DAFI 36-816 Telework Program, provides necessary clarification and expands the Department’s use of telework and remote work based on current lessons learned, pending a comprehensive review of the Department of the Air Force telework program.
Empowered Airmen accelerate change across Air Force
Innovation and a forward-looking mindset have long been key aspects of Air Force culture.
Air Force finalizes PT uniform design; will begin production process
This is the first update to the PT uniform in more than 16 years, and more than 150 Airmen participated in testing the uniform.
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.
Department of the Air Force Leaders direct second IG Disparity Review
The review follows the department’s 2020 Racial Disparity Review released in December 2020 and expands its focus into three additional racial categories (Asian, American Indian/Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander), gender, and one additional ethnic category (Hispanic/Latinx).
Department of the Air Force releases findings on racial disparity review
The Department of the Air Force released its report on the findings of an Air Force Inspector General independent review into racial disparity Dec. 21. The full report is available for download on AF.mil.
Department of the Air Force moves Physical Fitness Assessments to April 2021, removes waist measurement from composite score permanently
To ensure social distancing practices remain in place during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and to give Airmen and Space Professionals time to prepare, testing was delayed from October to January and is now further delayed to April.
Air Force hits record retention levels, reviews voluntary force management efforts
The Department of the Air Force is seeing its highest retention levels in 20 years, second only to rates recorded shortly after 9/11 in 2002.