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Military Service Award recipients named at 2022 BEYA STEM conference

The latest Department of the Air Force Military Service Award recipients were named during the 2022 Black Engineer of the Year Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics conference in Washington, D.C., Feb. 18, 2022.
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr. recognizes Col. Jenise M. Carroll, the 75th Air Base Wing commander at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, as one of two Air Force Military Service Award recipients named during the 2022 Black Engineer of the Year Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics conference in Washington, D.C., Feb. 18, 2022. Carroll was recognized for her tremendous accomplishments and mentorship in STEM career fields over the course of the past year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nicolas Z. Erwin)

https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2941378/military-service-award-recipients-named-at-2022-beya-stem-conference/ Staff Sgt. Nick Z. Erwin

Selfish to selfless: an Airman’s 32-year journey

When retired Chief Master Sgt. Kendall Briscoe enlisted in 1989 at 18 years old, he had no idea his path would take him on a journey of self-evolution from a young, selfish Airman to a selfless leader holding a record for the Air Force's longest enlistment to date.
Then-Airman Kendall Briscoe smiles for a photo at basic military training in October 1989. Briscoe joined as an 18-year-old with a desire to move out of his mom’s house and travel the world for a quick enlistment, but ended up spending 32 years in the service before retiring as a chief master sergeant. (Courtesy photo)

https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2721053/selfish-to-selfless-an-airmans-32-year-journey/ Staff Sgt. Elora J. McCutcheon

An introduction – Secretary of the Air Force Barbara M. Barrett

Barbara M. Barrett is a lawyer, a rancher and instrument-rated pilot with a long history of corporate and federal service, including serving as ambassador to Finland and in senior positions with the Federal Aviation Administration and Civil Aeronautics Board. Before she was 30, she was an executive with two global Fortune 500 companies.
Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett conducts her first Air Force TV interview to Airmen at the Pentagon, Arlington, Va., Oct. 24, 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by Wayne Clark)

https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2022797/an-introduction-secretary-of-the-air-force-barbara-m-barrett/ DoD News

Air Force says CBD products not ok to use, may cause positive drug test

Cannabinol oil, also known as CBD oil, is growing in popularity as an ingredient in health and pet products, but is it okay for service members and federal employees to use? The simple answer is no.

https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2020473/air-force-says-cbd-products-not-ok-to-use-may-cause-positive-drug-test/ Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

Royal Air Force Museum American Foundation honors Berlin Airlift veterans

The Royal Air Force Museum American Foundation celebrated the 70th anniversary of the end of Berlin Airlift at their annual “Spirit of the Battle of Britain” banquet last month to honor these veterans for their contributions to the alliance between the United States and the United Kingdom.
Retired Col. Gail Halvorsen poses for a photo during a Veterans Day event at Hondo Municipal Airport, Texas, Nov. 9, 2013. Halvorsen was called the “Candy Bomber” because he was known to drop candy with attached parachutes to children during the Berlin Airlift. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder)

https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2007584/royal-air-force-museum-american-foundation-honors-berlin-airlift-veterans/ Ashley M. Wright

Air Force, Army, Navy Secretaries host first national discussion on sexual assault, harassment

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson joined her Army and Navy counterparts April 4-5, for the first national discussion on sexual assault and sexual harassment at America’s colleges, universities and service academies summit at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis.

https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1807091/air-force-army-navy-secretaries-host-first-national-discussion-on-sexual-assaul/ DoD News

Uniform code of military justice changes

Effective Jan. 1, 2019, the Military Justice Act of 2016 will instate the most reform to the Uniform Code of Military Justice and Manual for Courts-Martial in decades, modernizing dated aspects of the military justice system while also providing transparency.
(U.S. Air Force Courtesy Graphic)

https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1723217/uniform-code-of-military-justice-changes/ DoD News