Air Education and Training Command officials continue their aggressive approach to achieving full vaccination against COVID-19 to protect personnel and their families and continue recruiting, training and educating Airmen and Guardians.
The Air Force has identified 24 Air Force foundational competencies for all Airmen, as part of a systematic, competency-based approach to develop the force. One of those 24 foundational competencies is digital literacy, which was added this year. Digital literacy defines a person who “uses technology to identify, critically evaluate and synthesize data and information; explore, create and manage digital content; and appropriately interact in a virtual environment.” (U.S. Air Force graphic/ Staff Sgt. Keith James)
All AETC Airmen are encouraged to submit ideas they believe will significantly impact Air Force missions within 6-24 months using the Guardian and Airmen Innovation Network (GAIN) by Oct. 15, 2021. Submit early so AETC innovation experts can assist with your pitch video and prepare you for the competition. (U.S. Air Force graphic)
Episode #54 of "The Air Force Starts Here" podcast examines how the Air Force Career Development Academy at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, has reimagined the service’s career development course (CDC) design and delivery model to bring it into the 21st Century learning environment. Using an approach to modernization centered on rapid curriculum development and agile curriculum updates, with an emphasis on tasks that are mission-focused, the approach directly contributes to developing Airmen to ensure they are ready for the future fight. (U.S. Air Force graphic / Dan Hawkins)
Air Education and Training Command’s “myLearning” system is entering phase two of its rollout, adding new features scheduled to be available to Airmen and Guardians early this summer.The Air Force’s 21st Century learning system is part of the service’s focus on deliberate development of the Total Force.
Air Education & Training Command showcases their mission; to Recruit, Train, and Educate Exceptional Airmen. (U.S. Air Force video by Joseph Givens)
The Air Force has formally added “Digital Literacy” and “Fosters Inclusion” as Air Force foundational competencies, and both have been incorporated into the ‘Pathfinder 2021’ self-assessment tool in MyVector that allows Airmen to assess themselves and review resources to further their personal and professional development.



Air Force News

  • Department of the Air Force leaders discuss second disparity review during virtual town hall

    The second Inspector General Independent Racial Disparity Review focused on gender and ethnicity, and included additional racial groups (Hispanics, Latinos, Asians, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders).
  • DAF Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: The HEAT is on

    The Hispanic Empowerment and Advancement Team, a specialized Department of the Air Force Barrier Analysis Working Group, was chartered to review and analyze guidelines, programs, data and other information for barriers to employment, advancement, and retention of Hispanic employees and applicants, and military members.
  • P-47 pilot honored on POW/MIA recognition day

    Southward from Advanced Landing Ground A-6 near Sainte-Mère-Église, Normandy, France, the P-47 Thunderbolt fighters pilots flew. Two months after D-Day, they were on a summer evening armed reconnaissance mission which took them to the St. Nazaire area, still occupied by Nazi forces. But before they found an enemy target to strike, the enemy struck them.