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‘We need to wake up’ — Air Force Chief Bass calls out critics of ‘woke’ culture
'We are focused on making sure every single one of our airmen and guardians can thrive.'
Air Force expands racial disparity review to Asian-Americans, Latinx and more
“It is critical that we hear from you because you are a central part of the solution."
The Air Force is coming for your raunchy patches and coins
"We must ensure all our Airmen and Guardians are valued and respected.”
Air Force watchdog removed for tampering with sexual harassment, discrimination complaints
"This case exposed numerous legal violations and other egregious conduct."
Sweeping Air Force report finds Black airmen are far more likely to be punished than white peers
“This is a long-term commitment. This will outlast me.”
‘My story is not unique’—Mexican-American airman calls out racism in the military
"Pains of the past are passed on and knowing this will help you know your troops.”
This slide from an Air Force brief shows airmen what white privilege looks like
At least one Air Force base has distributed training materials designed to foster a conversation around the concept of white privilege amid the service's reckoning with racial disparities in the ranks
The Air Force asked service members for feedback on racial injustice. The response was overwhelming
When the U.S. Air Force introduced a new survey earlier this month that asked airmen to describe racial injustice or bias they'd witnessed or experienced during their careers, leaders figured they'd get a lot of feedback — but they didn't expect that thousands would come forward with stories
This airman will become the first female senior enlisted leader for a military branch
'Our airmen are counting on leaders like me to make a positive impact in their lives ... I owe them my best.'
Former Air Force lawyer blasts ‘ridiculous’ two-month effort to investigate racial problems in the service
“This is a decades-long problem, you’re not going to find the problem and solutions and causes in two months.”
Air Force Materiel Command general says 25% of climate surveys report racial slurs and jokes in workplace
“If we remain silent or walk by these problems we will allow them to continue."
The Air Force Inspector General is finally investigating how racial injustice hurts African-American airmen
The Air Force inspector general’s review was announced on the same day the Senate confirmed Gen. Charles Q. Brown as the Air Force’s first African-American chief of staff.
Gen. CQ Brown confirmed as Air Force chief of staff, marking the first black service chief in US history
"The historic nature of the first African American service chief should not go overlooked. This is a positive step forward for our military and country.”
First black nominee for Air Force chief shares his lifelong struggle against racism in a powerful video
I’m thinking … about my own experiences, that didn’t always sing of liberty and equality. I’m thinking about living in two worlds, each with their own perspective and views.”
10 tips on how to talk about race, according to senior Air Force leaders
If you do nothing else as leaders, let’s commit to being really good listeners.
‘Every American should be outraged’ at police conduct in the death of George Floyd, Air Force’s top officer says
“What happens on America’s streets is also resident in our Air Force ... we will own our part and confront it head on."
‘This could happen to me’ — The Air Force’s top enlisted airman shares his struggle against racism in the ranks
"You don’t know the anxiety, the despair, the heartache, the fear, the rage that comes with living in this country, OUR country."