Roughly 45% of African American service members and 3% of Caucasian service members are affected by pseudofolliculitis barbai (PFB), PFB “is a common inflammatory condition of the face and neck caused by shaving in predisposed individuals who have naturally curly hair.” … More Trimming the talent; can changes to current facial hair polices help the Air Force with diversity and talent management challenges?
If the Air Force invested millions of dollars in their aviators training and trusts them to make life or death decisions in combat , then they should be trusted to work with their medical team to make decisions on whether they will opt in to fly and for how long during pregnancy. … More Fighting Pregnancy Discrimination in 2022: why the Air Force does not allow pregnant aircrew to make decisions about their bodies.
“So we’ve got new hairstyles and maternity flight suits….Pregnant women are going to fight our wars. It’s a mockery of the U.S. military.” Tucker Carlson … More Does the Air Force really need Maternity Flight Suits?
Equity in the Armed Services requires equity in caregiver leave. … More One leave to rule them all: how the military can create parental equality
Laying your child to rest is a basic human right. … More Fetal Loss & Bereavement in the Military: Department of Veterans Affairs Family Servicemember’s Group Life Insurance
#FreeTheBun … More HAIR POWER: How Four Airmen Changed Policy
The women of Firsts may have shattered the proverbial glass ceiling, but it is us up to us as the women of Next to pick up the pieces of glass that remain on the floor. … More An Open Letter to the Women of Firsts
Current sitting height requirements eliminate 74% of black females, 72% of Hispanic females, and 61% of Asians females from becoming Air Force pilots without a waiver. … More Invisible Women: Advancing the National Defense Strategy through modernizing Human Systems Integration
45 years after women were discharged from military service for pregnancy, pregnancy discrimination polices still do not apply to its military members … More How the military is losing its top talent because of pregnancy discrimination and what we can do about
Understanding the importance of taking the first step in building a more positive culture. … More STOP HIDING IN THE BATHROOM