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  • Brown formally installed as 22nd Air Force Chief of Staff

    In remarks following the formal “Change of Responsibility” ceremony in which he took over from retiring Gen. David L. Goldfein, the 21st Chief of Staff, Brown acknowledged an array of people who influenced his life. Among them were his wife, Sharene, and his parents, as well as a list of Air Force colleagues, including Goldfein and other “extraordinary leaders.”
  • Mattis: Social Media Misconduct by DoD Personnel Won’t be Tolerated

    Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said the purported actions of civilian and military personnel on social media websites represent egregious violations of the fundamental values that are upheld at the Department of Defense.
  • Message to DoD from Secretary of Defense James Mattis

    It’s good to be back and I’m grateful to serve alongside you as Secretary of Defense.
  • Carter Legacy: Force of the future, modernizing DoD, confronting threats

    Defense Secretary Ash Carter is departing as President Barack Obama's top defense advisor after nearly two years in the post, during which he led initiatives to modernize and strengthen the department while confronting myriad global challenges in a changing strategic landscape.
  • AF issues implementation guidance for transgender Airmen

    Air Force officials released transgender implementation guidance Oct. 7 addressing specific procedures for transitioning and requesting an official change in gender as well as associated guidance in areas ranging from medical and privacy issues to deployments, fitness standards, and dress and appearance.
  • Carter opens all military occupations, positions to women

    Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced today that beginning in January 2016, all military occupations and positions will be open to women, without exception.For the first time in U.S. military history, as long as they qualify and meet specific standards, the secretary said women will be able to contribute to the Defense Department mission with no
  • DOD updates equal opportunity policy to include sexual orientation

    The Defense Department has updated its military equal opportunity program to protect service members against discrimination because of sexual orientation, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said here June 9.
  • AF begins testing phase for women in combat roles

    In April 2015, the Air Force will begin conducting the physical evaluations required to explore opening the last six career fields currently closed to women.
  • Carter’s message to DOD workforce

    Ash Carter, who was sworn in as the 25th secretary of Defense Feb. 17, laid out his top priorities in a message to the Defense Department workforce.
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