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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. 

Learn more about the Department of the Air Force Barrier Analysis Working Groups (DAFBAWG) here. 


  • 59th MDW DEIA Committee Marks One-Year Milestone in Inclusion Efforts

    Amidst the changing tides of social consciousness and policy directives, Col. Aquilla Highsmith-Tyler stands at the forefront of the 59th Medical Wing’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) Committee. With unwavering dedication, she leads a charge to transform the military

  • Team 14 gets its WINGs

    The 14th Flying Training Wing will soon be home to the newest chapter of Women Inspiring the Next Generations (WINGs), a chartered organization with the mission to focus on professional development and personal growth for young officers and enlisted Airmen.

  • We Belong: A Day of Resilience and Inclusivity

    Goodfellow Air Force Base hosted its annual DEIA Day, October 20. The Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility: We Belong event offered permanent party and technical training students the opportunity to come together, break down stereotypes and celebrate the strengths found in our

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Liberation Day 2022 b-roll
36th Wing
Video by Airman 1st Class Kaitlyn Preston
July 21, 2022 | 2:20
This video shows b-roll footage of the Liberation Day parade on Guam, July 21, 2022. This parade marked the 78th commemoration of Guam's liberation by the U.S. military forces on July 21, 1944, which ended the Japanese occupation that had begun in 1941. More