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Juneteenth celebrated by Department of the Air Force leaders in Pentagon’s first official ceremony

Hundreds gathered to celebrate the Juneteenth holiday through song, dance, poetry and storytelling at the first official Juneteenth ceremony held at the Pentagon June 21.
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., speaks to a crowd of attendees during a Juneteenth Celebration at the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., June 21, 2022. Brown’s message highlighted the importance of promoting an inclusive culture for all Airmen and Guardians to be able to serve to their fullest potential. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Elora J. McCutcheon)

https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/3070890/juneteenth-celebrated-by-department-of-the-air-force-leaders-in-pentagons-first/ Staff Sgt. Elora J. McCutcheon

DAF recognizes Holocaust Days of Remembrance by connecting the past to future operations

The Department of the Air Force hosted a discussion April 19, featuring U.S. Army Chaplain (Col.) Laurence Bazer and retired U.S. Navy Chaplain (Capt.) Irving Elson on the theme of “Past Reflections for an Inclusive Future.”
Days of Remembrance

https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/3008552/daf-recognizes-holocaust-days-of-remembrance-by-connecting-the-past-to-future-o/ DoD News

WIT champions win for DoD members; new policy authorizes breast milk shipment reimbursement

The Department of Defense recently announced that effective April 7, 2022, the Joint Travel Regulations will allow nursing service members and civilian employees to be reimbursed for breast milk shipment costs when on official travel for more than three days.

https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/3003348/wit-champions-win-for-dod-members-new-policy-authorizes-breast-milk-shipment-re/ DoD News

DAF updates leave program; includes support for fertility treatments, transition assistance programs

Championed by the Women’s Initiative Team, the Department of the Air Force Instruction 36-3003, Military Leave Program, now includes time for Airmen and Guardians who want to participate in a fertility treatment program at a military medical treatment facility.

https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2998019/daf-updates-leave-program-includes-support-for-fertility-treatments-transition/ DoD News