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Chief Master Sergeant.air force Joan S. Bass Announcing the release of a new product purple bookwhile illuminating the people, the preparations, the culture Aerospace Forces Associationat the Air, Space and Cyber ​​Conference Sept. 20.

Representing the highest level of leadership enlisted, Bass took pride in introducing a “joint team” commonly known as the Purple Book. She also summarized the enormous achievements achieved over the past year, highlighting the special efforts of the Airmen who assisted Operation Allies Refuge and her Operation Allies Welcome.

Airmen from the Personnel Recovery Task Force, Special Tactics, and other major commands have partnered to help evacuate Afghans, providing 1.5 million meals and 1.2 million bottles of water, administering 33,000 vaccines, administering 552 built tents and delivered 38 newborns.

“When I think of ‘One Team, One Fight,’ I think of the Air Force as a whole,” she said. It worked, and that is interoperability, integrated by design.”

Noting recent achievements and work in progress, Bass highlighted our core values: Leadership Development, Publishing Initial Enlistment Development Action Plans, Renewing Enlistment Structure and Weapons Profession: .brown” When “blue” Book.

Bass also mentioned updates to professional military education in several updates starting this fall. Upcoming changes include:

– Improved MyEval rating system.
– Transition to bullet point narrative structure starting in October.
– Testing digital WAPS promotion.
– Changed assignment priority codes for military training instructors, military training leaders, and recruiters.
– Removed station time requirements for expedited transfers and included innocent airmen in expedited transfers.
– Improved deployment report date alignment so airmen no longer have 120 days to report to their new post after returning from deployment.
– New quota swap policy, citing upcoming details.

“How we develop and maintain Airman is paramount to winning future battles,” she said. “Our strategic competitors are deterred by a strong enlisted corps, but they are even more deterred together with our allies and partners. That is our strategic competitive advantage!”

Underscoring the threat of information warfare to the American way of life, Bass said, future wars will not look like wars of the past. , especially note that everyone is responsible for the fight.

“We can no longer be passive observers when it comes to the information domain,” she said. “This is a battlespace, and adversaries are weaponizing information with speed, scale, and scope. You can direct it.”

She specifically mentioned China and Russia, explaining how a disinformation model that has remained relatively unchanged for nearly a century has continued to operate. China, on the other hand, is watching and learning. She emphasized that the need for digital and social media literacy has never been greater. Airmen must be critical thinkers now, but she has no doubt that today’s airmen are up to the challenge.

“As your fellow Airman, what still encourages me is that no matter what difficulties lie ahead of us, they cannot compete with you,” she said. “In fact, the most deadly and advanced weapon system we have is just a static display without you.”

Discussing the enlisted’s level of education, Bass noted that nearly 1,000 enlisted men have completed degrees and attended this year alone. More than 33,000 Army officers have bachelor’s degrees and more than 6,000 have graduate degrees. 68 have PhDs. – 3 of whom he is a First Class Airman.

she recognized the airmen Puerto Rico Air National Guardis currently being mobilized in response to Hurricane Fiona.

“I don’t know when the next conflict will strike, or when the next humanitarian disaster will strike, but I do know that if our country calls, our airmen will respond,” she said. “It’s because of you that Americans sleep better at night, and will continue to do so for generations to come.”

To download the new Purple Book, here.