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  • New AEDC group working to create a more inclusionary environment

    A new Arnold Diversity and Inclusion Council met virtually for the first time in mid-May. The group provides a forum for the sharing of programs and practices which have proven effective in enhancing diversity and inclusion across the organization.“Diversity can be a bit of a challenging word,”  said Misty Layne, Council Chairperson. “Some see it
  • Culture of inclusion helps Airman thrive

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Living in a small town in Kansas did not afford many opportunities for Staff Sgt. Hayden Ullery-Oatney, so at 18, he took the oath and joined the Air Force. Ever since, it has been a journey of growth and self-discovery.“I did not feel like there was anything there for me in Kansas, so I wanted to get away,”
  • Breaking barriers among the ranks

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – A few years ago, a Jewish officer helped a Muslim judge advocate general applicant get religious-accommodation rules changed, which paved a new path for more Muslims to serve in the Air Force.On the first day she joined up, Capt. Maysaa Ouza, 88th Air Base Wing chief of adverse actions, saw how hard she would
  • Pride Month celebrates diversity, inclusion

    June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month, a celebration of how lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Americans have strengthened the country.This year’s theme across the Department of Defense is: “Respect, Dignity, and Service.  Pride In All Who Serve.”The fight for respect and dignity in the LGBTQ+ community has been ongoing for decades.The Stonewall
  • Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Employment and Diversity and Inclusion to align

    Currently, the offices of Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Employment and Diversity and Inclusion are not all aligned under the same organization, but that’s about to change.
  • AFIMSC releases diversity survey results

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center leaders recently released results of the AFIMSC section of the Air Force Materiel Command Diversity and Inclusion Survey conducted late last year.
  • IG Disparity Review survey deadline extended

    The survey is part of the second ongoing Inspector General Disparity Review which expands its focus to gender and ethnicity, including Hispanics, Latinos, Asians, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders.
  • Department of the Air Force creates two new barrier analysis working groups for LGBTQ, Indigenous Nation members

    The establishment of these two teams builds on the successes of the Department of the Air Force’s other teams and allows the Department of the Air Force to identify and address the issues impacting diversity and inclusion for Airmen and Guardians.
  • DEI office continues to identify barriers

    The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion office here is continuing to examine existing Hanscom policies and procedures for all aspects of diversity and inclusion since standing up March 1. The DEI office currently has four Member and Employee Resource Group leads for the Black, Hispanic, Asian and women’s affinities here who can take a qualitative pulse of potential barriers.
  • Hill prepares to stand up Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Office

    Forthcoming changes at Hill AFB will impact diversity, equity and inclusion efforts at the installation.
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