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Jan. 21, 2021

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.

Jan. 6, 2021

Department of the Air Force now tracking more administrative discipline data, including demographics

A memorandum was published Dec. 21, directing Department of the Air Force commanders to track data from lesser disciplinary actions to assist in determining whether all discipline is being carried out in a fair and impartial manner.

Jan. 6, 2021

Department of the Air Force increases commander accountability for climate survey results

The Department of the Air Force released a memorandum Dec. 21, highlighting improvements made to address concerns identified in Defense Equal Opportunity Climate Survey reports, a tool for leaders to assess command climate.

Aug. 25, 2020

DOD Crowdsources Efforts to Promote Diversity, Inclusion

The Defense Department is crowdsourcing to find better ways to promote diversity and inclusion.

Aug. 17, 2020

Watch: Seek to Understand, Microaggressions

Air Education and Training Command launched the first installment of "Seek to Understand," a series of educational videos featuring defined terms and personal accounts from Airmen across the command. The series seeks to address racial disparity and foster understanding of the unique experiences of Airmen from all walks of life. (U.S. Air Force

Aug. 14, 2020

Goldfein-Wright Inclusive Leadership Award unveiled

The award was officially announced in honor of the 21st Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein and 18th Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright.

July 27, 2020

Diversity and Inclusion update

The Department of the Air Force, on behalf of both the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force, stood up a special task force June 9, to address the issue of racial, ethnic and other demographic disparities and their impact on the forces.

July 13, 2020

Air Force building more inclusive culture through Dress and Appearance updates

The changes, as outlined in an Air Force Guidance Memorandum dated July 1, 2020, include the removal of subjective language and other rules that may have been creating unintentional or unfair barriers for Air and Space Force uniformed members.

July 8, 2020

Department of Air Force stands up Diversity and Inclusion Task Force

The task force is charged with identifying and changing policies, procedures, barriers and other practices that may be unfairly impacting underrepresented Air and Space professionals.

June 22, 2020

AF Diversity Award: Airman paves path to culture of diversity, inclusion

“It is time for every one of us to strive for understanding and a culture of inclusiveness and belonging across our Air Force,” said Gen. David L. Goldfein, Chief of Staff of the Air Force in a letter titled “Unrest in America.”