Air Force

October 5, 2018

The ‘Airmen We Need’: Air Force personnel update

Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs
U.S. Air Force photo by Wayne Clark Lt. Gen. Brian Kelly, deputy chief of staff for manpower, personnel and services, gives an Air Force personnel update during the Air Force Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Maryland, Sept. 17, 2018. The Air, Space and Cyber Conference is a professional development conference that offers an opportunity for Department of Defense personnel to participate in forums, speeches, seminars and workshops.

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Lt. Gen. Brian Kelly, Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower, Personnel and Services, outlined the Air Force’s strategy for the “Airmen We Need” campaign at the Air, Space, Cyber Conference Sept. 17 in National Harbor.

To further their development, Kelly said total force Airmen must have proper manning, be trained to combat future adversaries, remain joint-minded and mission focused, set clear expectations and mentorship and empower their subordinates to lead and make decisions.

“We are at the epicenter of our opportunity to impact our most important weapon system—our Airmen,” said Kelly.

Additionally, in order to maintain fighting forces, Kelly said a talent management system outlining the Air Force values, rewards and incentives needs implementing to empower performance.

Kelly said the Air Force is working diligently to grow our Airmen into qualified leaders throughout their careers.

All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.



Civic Leaders Boast Air Force Hosts at 943rd Rescue Group Luncheon

Air Force photograph by Master Sgt. Meredith Mingledorff Capt. Ryan Gilbert, combat rescue officer with the 943rd Rescue Group, briefs members of the Tucson Military Affairs Committee March 14, 2019 on the Tucson based Air Forc...

2019 Air Force Assistance Fund Campaign

The 2019 Air Force Assistance Fund Campaign began March 18 and runs through April 26. Air Force bases worldwide support the Air Force Assistance Fund, a campaign to support Air Force charities that benefit all members of the Ai...

The MAGIC continues

Air National Guard photograph by Staff Sgt. Kayla Balserak Airmen and soldiers from the Arizona National Guard attended the My Air Guard Incentive Career, or MAGIC event at Pima Community College West Campus Feb. 10. Presenters...