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  • Air Force releases cardio and strength fitness assessment alternatives, new online capabilities

    The Air Force will provide Airmen five physical fitness assessment alternatives—three for the cardio portion and sit-up components and two for the push-up component of the physical fitness assessment beginning in early 2022.
  • Air Force announces Airmen leadership qualities

    The Airman leadership qualities are expected to form the basis for the future officer and enlisted performance reporting systems. The alignment between evaluating units and evaluating Airmen is intended to further emphasize and accelerate an understanding and adoption of the associated leadership qualities.
  • 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.
  • Brown and Bass discuss PT tests, empowering Airmen and leading during pandemic

    In addition to the discussion of fitness and testing, the session also touched on issues ranging from the force’s resilience and mental health, to how the Air Force will cope with budget uncertainty this fall and winter, diversity, and how to reshape the service to confront peer adversaries, among others.
  • CMSgt Bass installed as the Air Force’s 19th Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force

    Chief Master Sgt. JoAnne S. Bass formally took the reins Aug. 14 as the Air Force’s 19th Chief Master Sergeant, in the process becoming the first woman and the first person of Asian American descent to be elevated to the service’s highest-ranking enlisted officer.
  • Tuskegee Airman receives promotion to brigadier general

    On Feb. 4, retired Col. Charles E. McGee found himself in the Oval Office at the White House being promoted to brigadier general by President Donald Trump.
  • CMSAF Wright testifies before Congress on Air Force quality of life

    Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright told members of Congress at Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Feb. 7, that issues such as adequate base housing, reliable child care and other quality of life factors are “inextricably linked” to the service’s readiness.
  • Wolfhounds unique mission aids Tyndall

    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein and Chief Master Sergant of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright greet aircrew from the 919th and 492nd Special Operations Wings during his visit here October 27, 2018. Goldfein and Wright were on their way to Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, for a visit with Airmen from the 325th Fighter Wing and an update on recovery operations following Hurricane Michael. The aircrew, based at nearby Duke Field, Florida, was comprised of Active Duty and Reserve Airmen who specialize in providing air mobility in support of special operations forces to points around the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo/MSgt Jasmin Taylor)
  • Chief Master Sergeants of the Air Force meet to discuss future, force

    Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright, joined by six of the previous Chief Master Sergeants of the Air Force, participated in the 2018 Senior Enlisted Statesman Forum Sept. 6 on Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. The forum, the first of its kind since Wright’s tenure began, was an opportunity to discuss the future of the Air Force focusing on policy, training and resilience.
  • Number of promotion opportunities for exceptional performers to increase

    Air Force officials have announced changes to the Stripes for Exceptional Performers program, a program designed to promote enlisted Airmen early who demonstrate exceptional potential. The changes will take effect immediately.
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