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Air National Guard is exploring the possibility of placing first
sergeants, chaplains, and ANG mental health staffers with top secret
clearances in its RPA squadrons so Guard airmen can confide in and seek
assistance from mental health and/or emotional support staff without
breaking the law.
Air Force is considering spacing out the time between when airmen’s
abdominal circumference is measured and when they complete the other
components of the Air Force physical fitness test to lessen the
likelihood of them going to potentially lethal lengths to pass, Chief
Master Sergeant of the Air Force Kaleth Wright said Sept. 18.
Defense Secretary Mark Esper might not be afraid to talk on the tough issues—like Pentagon transparency and the US military’s future in space—but there’s one thing he’s not touching with a ten foot pole: the 2019 Army-Air Force football game.
the bulk of the Air Force’s fighter fleet will not meet the directive to
increase its mission capable rate to 80 percent, the increased funding
and focus on readiness under the effort has identified issues Air Combat
Command can address to improve the health of the fleet.
—Rachel S. Cohen
Secretary Mark Esper said Sept. 18 he expects Congress will get on
board with sweeping changes the Pentagon is planning in future budgets,
even if it means lawmakers’ pet projects could be cut.
The Defense Department’s tenant bill of rights is “just about ready to” be released, Acting Air Force Secretary Matt Donovan told airmen at a Sept. 17 Air Force town hall at AFA’s 2019 Air, Space & Cyber Conference.
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