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Department of the Air Force review to improve domestic violence support to victims > United States Space Force > News
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Department of the Air Force review to improve domestic violence support to victims > United States Space Force > News

ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) -- The secretary of the Air Force directed a 90-day cross-functional review Jan. 25 to comprehensively assess how domestic violence victims are supported in the Department of the Air Force."Domestic violence has no place in our Air and Space Forces—it breaks the bonds of our service family, destroys individuals, families, and our communities, and is illegal," said Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall. "We owe survivors of both domestic violence and sexual assault a foundation of trust to report violence, and confidence that all members of the Department of the Air Force know how to effectively respond and support."An Inspector General of the Department of the Air Force investigation into allegations concerning improper handling of domestic violence...
VCSO inspires next generation of Guardians at Virginia Tech > United States Space Force > News
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VCSO inspires next generation of Guardians at Virginia Tech > United States Space Force > News

By Cadet Jack Holske, AFROTC Det. 857 / Published January 26, 2023 BLACKSBURG, Va. – More than 150 cadets arrived at Virginia Tech’s Goodwin Hall January 20-22, 2023, for Detachment 857’s Space Training and Readiness Squadron (STARS) Align event focused on professional development. Cadets traveled from 27 detachments, each with their own background and experience in the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps.   STARS Align was organized by cadets from Detachment 875 to build connections between future Guardians and Airmen. Simultaneously, the team aimed to promote greater understanding of the U.S. Space Force mission and its role within the U.S. Armed Forces.   The event include...
U.S. Air Force Selects Howard University for Science Research Partnership > United States Space Force > News
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U.S. Air Force Selects Howard University for Science Research Partnership > United States Space Force > News

ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) -- The Department of the Air Force has selected Howard University as the first Historically Black College or University to lead a University Affiliated Research Center.   The center will be focused on tactical autonomy technology for military systems and Howard University will receive $12 million per year for five years to fund research, faculty, and students.  "Autonomous systems make our military faster, smarter, and more combat-credible," said Secretary of Defense, Lloyd Austin. "They equip commanders with the best possible information to support life-and-death decisions. And I have no doubt that the advancements that will come out of Howard's new research center will do even more to protect our most precious asset-our men and women in uniform."  ...
USSF,USCG partner to strengthen presence in space domain > United States Space Force > News
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USSF,USCG partner to strengthen presence in space domain > United States Space Force > News

The United States Space Force Science, Technology, and Research Directorate and United States Coast Guard Research and Development Center solidified their commitment to collaborate and enhance space capabilities for the joint warfighter through a new  memorandum of understanding  signing Jan. 19.   This significant occasion marks the first time the two organizations have worked together, and the beginning of a partnership focused on coordination, sharing and exchange of information and identifying opportunities for applied research, and advanced technology development.USSF Dr. Joel Mozer, USSF science, technology, and research director, signed the MOU alongside Capt. Daniel Keane, USCG research and development commanding officer; and underscored the importance of the partnershi...
Department of the Air Force releases policy on Military Parental Leave Program > United States Space Force > News
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Department of the Air Force releases policy on Military Parental Leave Program > United States Space Force > News

The Department of the Air Force announced the expansion of the Military Parental Leave Program for Airmen and Guardians via guidance memorandum, which mirrors the Department of Defense’s Directive-type Memorandum 23-001 – “Expansion of the Military Parental Leave Program.”Effective Dec. 27, 2022, the updated policy authorizes birth parents 12 weeks of parental leave following a provider-recommended period of convalescent leave and non-birth parents 12 weeks of leave following the birth of their child. The policy also grants adoptive parents and eligible foster parents 12 weeks of parental leave.Previously, birth parents received six weeks of parental leave following their convalescent leave, and non-birth parents received 21 days.The expansion is in accordance with the National Defense A...