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  • First USSF direct commission program cyber officer graduates from OTS

    The first U.S. Space Force cyber officer commissioned through the Direct Commission Program graduated from Officer Training School Sept 30. The Direct Commission Program aims to accession top talent directly from industry with a focus on Space Force cyber needs in FY22. To fill this need, the USSF hosted the Cyber Constructive Service Credit (CSC)
  • Department of the Air Force updates policy for pregnant OTS applicants

    The Department of the Air Force has updated a policy to allow women, both enlisted and civilian, to apply and compete for an Officer Training School commission while pregnant. Under the new guidance reflected in DAF Manual 36-2032, Military Recruiting and Accessions, pregnant Airmen, Guardians and civilians can now apply for OTS commissioning and,
  • Defense Department moving ahead on recommendations to combat sexual assault

    The DoD now has a framework in place to track the implementation and effectiveness of its efforts to stop sexual assault and harassment, which includes regular progress reviews through senior leadership forums.
  • Austin pledges to 'ease the load' for service members 

    The Defense Department laid out an array of efforts — some already underway and some on the horizon — that address the needs of married service members and their families, as well as single service members.
  • One year later: CMSSF discusses Space Force, importance of people

    Chief Master Sgt. of the Space Force Roger A. Towberman shared an update during his keynote speech at the Status of the Space Force session at the Air and Space Forces Association’s Air, Space & Cyber Conference here Sept. 20. Discussing the Space Force’s accomplishments over the past year, which included the creation of rank insignia, uniforms and
  • Jones explains how DAF is preparing for global competition

    As the nation increases its focus on strategic competition, Under Secretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones highlighted the imperative for the Department of the Air Force to stay ahead of the pacing challenges.
  • Gen Raymond reflects on highlights of Space Force’s achievements and predicts ‘great history ahead’

    In a speech that was as much an unofficial farewell as a proud update of the U.S. Space Force’s youthful evolution, Chief of Space Operations, Gen. John “Jay” Raymond told an influential audience Sept. 20 that the service is on a strong footing and that it has deftly avoided two major traps.The first, Raymond told Guardians and Airmen during his
  • Space Force reveals official song: "Semper Supra"

    Every branch of the armed forces has an official song, from "The Army Goes Rolling Along" to "The Marines' Hymn." Each song is part of the services' foundation and represents its values, traditions and culture. The U.S. Space Force, the newest military branch established in 2019, has officially adopted its own song titled "Semper Supra" that was unveiled during the 2022 Air & Space Forces Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Maryland, Sept. 20.
  • DAF COVID-19 Statistics - September 20, 2022

    Current Coronavirus Disease 2019 statistics for Department of the Air Force personnel
  • Kendall draws direct connection to mission success, diverse, fulfilled, accomplished Total Force

    Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall addresses issues from personnel to recruiting and China during his keynote address at the annual Air, Space and Cyber Conference.