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  • Air Force unveils new mission statement

    The Air Force released its new mission statement: To fly, fight, and win…airpower anytime, anywhere.
  • 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.
  • 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 photo contest winners highlight family theme

    The Air Force recently announced its 2020 photo contest winners. The winners – first, second and third place in five categories – were among more than 600 entries submitted for the annual contest. Entries for this year’s competition with a theme of “We Are Family” were submitted during July. Participants entered up to two images for one of the categories. A panel judged the entries based on impact, creativity and technical excellence.
  • AFMC successfully navigates Fiscal Year 2020 challenges

    With a focus rooted in the ability to sustain the mission and an eye towards long-term expansion and growth, the Air Force Materiel Command successfully executed a $67 billion portfolio in Fiscal Year 2020, ensuring operational mission success for our warfighters.
  • Robins NCO earns Airman’s Medal for heroic efforts at 2017 Las Vegas shooting

    Tech. Sgt. Jordan Benson, an aircraft battle damage repair technician in the 402nd Aircraft Maintenance Group at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, was presented the Airman’s Medal Oct. 2, at the Museum of Aviation.
  • Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey helps civilians voice their opinions

    The FEVS is a government-wide, Office of Personnel Management administered annual survey that Air Force civilian employees have been participating in since 2006. The approximately 100-question survey takes 20-to-30 minutes to complete and is anonymous. The survey includes questions about employees’ work-life, job and organizational satisfaction, commitment, engagement, performance management and communication. It measures employee perceptions of whether their organization is successful.
  • Air Force improves lactation support for nursing mothers

    The updated policy, which is effective immediately, increases flexibility with lactation breaks and also mandates access to a refrigerator for the purpose of storing human milk.
  • AF pushes fitness testing to Jan. 1

    Move is help continue minimizing close contact among personnel and ensure units and personnel are fully ready to resume.
  • DOD educates military service members, civilian employees on Social Security Payroll Tax Deferral

    In order to provide relief during the COVID-19 pandemic, a Presidential Memorandum was issued on August 8, 2020, followed by Internal Revenue Service guidance issued on August 28, 2020, to temporarily defer the withholding of Social Security taxes for certain individuals beginning September 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020.
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