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Air Force seeks dress, appearance ideas through new crowdsourcing campaign

The Department of the Air Force launched a new crowdsourcing campaign to solicit ideas for dress and appearance improvements on the Air Force Ideation Platform, IdeaScale. Airmen and civilians were invited to begin submitting ideas Sept. 3. “If we want an environment in which Airmen feel valued, we need to […]

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U.S. Air Force Airmen pose for a photo before a U.S. Space Force transfer ceremony at Ramstein Air Base, Sept. 1, 2020. Airmen in complementary career fields within the U.S. Air Force have been voluntarily transferring over to help maximize personnel in the USSF. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jennifer Gonzales)

Making history: Airmen transfer to USSF

Several Airmen with experience and skills within the space domain officially transferred over from the U.S. Air Force to the U.S. Space Force, Sept. 1. U.S. Space Force Col. James Quinn, U.S. Air Forces in Europe space forces director, gave the oath to six Airmen during a ceremony to officially […]

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Department of the Air Force delegates approval authority for nonchargeable emergency leave of absence

The Department of the Air Force recently announced the delegation of the approval authority for emergency leave of absence from the Secretary of the Air Force to unit commanders or civilian directors. Unit commanders or civilian directors may now grant an emergency leave of absence for qualifying emergencies, including the […]

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August 31 Nothing significant to report September 1  12:55 a.m.: Assault/damage to private property in Kaiserslautern September 2 8:09 p.m.: Damage to personal property in Niederstaufenbach September 3 2:48 p.m.: Theft in Mackenbach September 4 6:05 p.m.: Possession of controlled substance at Kapaun AS 8:04 p.m.: Dog bite in Vogelweh […]

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Bolstering NATO alliances on land, in air

Bolstering NATO alliances on land, in air

RAF Fairford, England — No stranger to Estonia, Lt. Col. Michael Middents recently completed a Bomber Task Force mission to the Baltic region on Aug. 31. Estonia, located in Europe’s Baltic region, is where Middents completed his officer Intermediate Developmental Education (IDE) at the Baltic Defence College. Middents is the […]

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CMSgt Skibitsky: Habitual optimist

CMSgt Skibitsky: Habitual optimist

The 86th Airlift Wing’s new command chief, Chief Master Sgt. Hope L. Skibitsky, is no stranger to leadership. She arrived in August from her previous position at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. as the 27th Special Operations Wing command chief. As the 86th AW command chief, Skibitsky will be integral […]

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August 24 12:27 a.m.: Driving under the influence in Landstuhl 1:49 p.m.: Damage to personal property in  Kaiserslautern August 25  7 a.m.: Major vehicle collision at Rhine Ordnance Barracks August 26 1:03 p.m.: Major vehicle collision at Raststaette Goettingen parking lot 1:50 p.m.: Theft in Kaiserslautern 2:32 p.m.: Damage to […]

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DOD offers diversity, inclusion counseling resources

The Department of Defense responded to interest from service personnel by providing its members with diversity and inclusion resources for those who experienced racism, bias and discrimination in either their personal or professional lives. The DOD partnered with various programs, including Military Family Life Counseling and Military OneSource to leverage […]

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Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Ramón "CZ" Colón-López, conducts Diversity and Inclusion PSA in the Pentagon Briefing Room, Washington D.C. Aug. 17, 2020.  (DoD photo by Marvin Lynchard)

DOD crowdsources efforts to promote diversity, inclusion

Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper asked for the process as part of his Board on Diversity and Inclusion. The board — chaired by Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett — wants input from service members and DOD civilians, and crowdsourcing is one tool they will use. For those […]

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CSAF outlines strategic approach for Air Force success

In his first major pronouncement as Air Force Chief of Staff, Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr., declared Aug. 31 that the service must go fast, must collaborate more effectively with Congress and military, industry and allied partners, and “must accelerate the transition from the force we have to the force […]

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