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Air Education and Training Command leaders are diligently working to remove barriers, promote mutual respect, and encourage tough conversations in safe spaces.

The First Command is leading efforts to strengthen diversity through deliberate actions to raise awareness about opportunities; developing partnerships with underrepresented groups; removing barriers to serve and providing mentorship to our current force.

 Air Force Instruction (AFI) 36-7001, Diversity & Inclusion, broadly defines diversity as “a composite of individual characteristics, experiences, and abilities consistent with the Air Force Core Values and the Air Force Mission. Air Force diversity includes, but is not limited to: personal life experiences, geographic and socioeconomic backgrounds, cultural knowledge, educational background, work experience, language abilities, physical abilities, philosophical and spiritual perspectives, age, race, ethnicity, and gender.” The Air Force increases its warfighting capabilities and lethality by attracting talent from a diverse body of applicants and leveraging their unique characteristics, experiences, and abilities.

 

Learn more about the U.S. Air Force Rated Diversity Improvement Strategy here. 

 

Video by Andriy Agashchuk, Marcelo Joniaux, Tech. Sgt. Tenelle Marshall
Real Talk: Race and Diversity in the Air Force - June 17, 2021
502nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs
June 17, 2021 | 48:52
Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, commander of Air Education and Training Command, hosts the seventh episode of Real Talk: Race and Diversity in the Air Force, June 17th, 2021. Joining Lt. Gen. Webb for this episode will be: Brig. Gen. Brenda Cartier, Incoming AETC Director of Operations.
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    The 14th Flying Training Wing celebrated Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, or AAPI, with an observance event on May 19, 2022, at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi.The observance took place at the Columbus Event Center and featured multiple speakers with AAPI heritage, videos and

  • AAPI Month: SSgt Celis shares Saipanese heritage, culture

    Saipan, an island in the chain of the Northern Mariana Islands, spans 12 miles long and 5.6 miles wide. It consists of more than 45,000 people, the majority of which are Asian and Pacific Islanders. Before coming to the ‘Mighty 97th’ Staff Sgt. Margaret Celis was one of them.

  • WSO-In-Training Reflects on Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

    May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, a national observance that recognizes Asian and Pacific Americans and celebrates their historical and cultural contributions to the United States. For Capt. Johnny Sittisin, a student in the 479th Student Squadron, the month represents an

  • Women of Weapons Load Exhibition

    A Women of Weapons Load Exhibition was held in celebration of Women’s History Month, which exemplifies a culture of diversity and inclusion across the 56th Maintenance Group.

58 SOW Diversity and Inclusion
377th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
Video by Senior Airman Ireland Summers
Jan. 5, 2022 | 2:32
U.S. Air Force Col. Michael Curry, 58th Special Operations Wing commander, speaks about diversity and inclusion at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., Jan. 5, 2022. More