Air Force

June 28, 2013

Air Force News – June 28, 2013

Air Force sets plan to integrate women in combat jobs by 2016

The Air Force released details of the service’s plan to fully integrate women into previously closed career fields June 18.

The implementation plan was recently submitted to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel for review.

More than 99 percent of Air Force positions are currently already open to female Airmen. In fact, 2013 marks the twentieth anniversary of the Department of Defense allowing women to serve as combat pilots.

The Air Force plans to open the remaining seven career fields — all tied to special operations — by Jan. 1, 2016.

“The Air Force has been actively integrating women into nontraditional skills since 1972,” said Brig. Gen. Gina Grosso, the director of force management policy and deputy chief of staff for manpower, personnel and services. “Today, less than one percent of all positions – Active, Guard, and Reserve – are closed to women. This equates to approximately 4,700 positions in a total force of 506,000 people.”

The current Air Force specialties that do not allow females to enter due to the 1994 Direct Ground Combat Definition and Assignment Rule include: combat rescue officer; special tactics officer; special operations weather officer; enlisted combat controller; enlisted tactical air command and control party; enlisted pararescue and enlisted special operations weather.

According to the Air Force’s plan, the service will validate occupational fitness standards for every career field.

Georgia

Air Force Reserve Command is expanding its program this summer to help communities control mosquitoes. C-130 Hercules aircrews will spray Williston and Minot in North Dakota Sunday through Wednesday, and York County and the City of Poquoson in Virginia during July.

France

The Air Force deputy undersecretary of International Affairs spoke June 18 at an industry-sponsored breakfast during the 50th anniversary of the International Paris Air Show.

Germany

The 86th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron and 435th Contingency Response Group trained June 19 to meet sustainable medical readiness that benefits them and allies like the Polish air force who have engaged in AE training and familiarization throughout 2012 and 2013.

Vietnam

Members of the U.S. military and Vietnam People’s Army wrapped up Operation Pacific Angel June 17 after conducting humanitarian assistance efforts for six days in Dong Hoi, Quang Binh Province.

http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123353162

 




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