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  • Air Force to allow longer braids, ponytails, bangs for women

    As an outcome of the 101st Air Force uniform board, Air Force women will be able to wear their hair in up to two braids or a single ponytail with bulk not exceeding the width of the head and length not extending below a horizontal line running between the top of each sleeve inseam at the under arm through the shoulder blades. In addition, women’s bangs may now touch their eyebrows, but not cover their eyes.
  • Space Force promotes first women chief master sergeants

    In April 1960, Chief Master Sgt. Grace Peterson became the first woman chief in the Air Force 13 years after its stand-up. Fast forward to present day, less than one year after the U.S. Space Force activation on Dec. 20, 2019, Chief Master Sgt. Taryn Stys, 4th Space Control Squadron superintendent, and Chief Master Sgt. Karmann-Monique Pogue, 4th Space Operations Squadron superintendent, are the first two USSF members to promote to the rank of chief master sergeant.
  • Space Force makes history with all-female 2 SOPS crew

    The Air Force has been providing precise position, navigation and timing for more than 25 years, however a first-of-its-kind crew assumed command and control of its newest satellite this week.
  • AF seeks nominations for 2019 Brig. Gen. Wilma Vaught Award

    Air Force officials are seeking nominations for the 2019 Brig. Gen. Wilma Vaught Visionary Leadership Award.
  • AFTAC helps break the 'STEM mold'

    In 1976, esteemed historian and author Laurel Thatcher Ulrich wrote a book entitled, “Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History.” The premise of her work was to shine a light on famous women throughout history who challenged the way things were done. While the title may seem to be a modern-day rallying cry for women to go out and break the rules through misbehavior, that was not the premise of her message. Ulrich’s emphasis was to encourage women to do more – to break with convention, make a mark on history and prove that ordinary people, including women, can have a lasting impact on the world by doing the unexpected.
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