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Department of the Air Force updates policies, procedures to recruit for the future
Throughout the upcoming months, a Barriers to Service Cross-Functional Team is examining existing policies and procedures to ensure they reflect the service members needed for the future.
Space Force, Air Force partner to establish new Space Test Course
The U.S. Air and Space Forces have partnered to create the new Space Test Course, which will instruct Guardians on test and evaluation processes, in order to conduct robust and methodical system testing on space-flight equipment at the Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base, California.
Department of the Air Force to conduct hackathon
The Air Force will conduct its next “BRAVO” hackathon in March, and any U.S. citizen may apply.
AFGSC Commander approves formal assessment to investigate missile community cancer concerns
Gen. Thomas A. Bussiere, commander, Air Force Global Strike Command, approved a comprehensive study design by the U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine to conduct a formal assessment that addresses specific cancer concerns raised by missile community members across related career fields and also examines the possibility of clusters of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at intercontinental ballistic missile bases.
Defense Department Provides Warning to Military Services Regarding Poppy Seed Consumption and Military Drug Testing
The Department of Defense recently issued a memorandum on Warning Regarding Poppy Seed Consumption and Military Drug Testing.
Voting open now for Department of the Air Force Spark Tank 2023 finalists
The Department of the Air Force’s capstone innovation campaign, Spark Tank, recently concluded submissions—and Airmen and Guardians may now vote for one of the top six selected ideas. Visit the links below each selection for details on each idea. To vote for your favorite, visit the Guardians and Airmen Innovation Network website here: GAIN
DoD Releases Policies to Ensure Access to Non-Covered Reproductive Health Care
On October 20, 2022, the Secretary of Defense released a memorandum, “Ensuring Access to Reproductive Health Care,” directing the Department to take a series of actions to ensure Service members and their families are able to access non-covered reproductive health care.
Jones steps down as Air Force under secretary
Under Secretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones will step down and Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller Kristyn E. Jones, will perform the duties of under secretary of the Air Force, effective March 6.
Minuteman III test launch showcases readiness of U.S. nuclear force's safe, effective deterrent
A team of Air Force Global Strike Command Airmen launched an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile equipped with a test reentry vehicle at 11:01 p.m. Pacific Time Feb. 9 from Vandenberg Space Force Base, California. This test launch is part of routine and periodic activities intended to demonstrate that the United States’ nuclear deterrent is safe, secure, reliable and effective to deter twenty-first century threats and reassure our allies. Such tests have occurred over 300 times before, and this test is not the result of current world events.
AFGSC leadership address questions from the field on missile base health concerns
The Commander and Command Chief, Air Force Global Strike Command, held two virtual town halls on Jan. 30 with AFGSC leadership teams and Airmen from the nuclear enterprise to discuss concerns from Airmen about the “Malmstrom Initiative Slide Deck.”