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ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) -- July 28, 2023

DAF releases Women, Peace, Security Strategic Action Plan

The Department of the Air Force recently released its Women, Peace, and Security, or WPS, Strategic Action Plan to operationalize WPS concepts across the Air and Space Forces. WPS is a policy framework that acknowledges the critical roles women play in international peace and security efforts; it calls for the meaningful participation of women in all levels of decision-making to ensure the safety and security of all genders around the globe.

March 15, 2023 May 5, 2023

WHINSEC conducts WPS symposium

WHINSEC conducts its sixth-annual Women, Peace, and Security symposium.

May 5, 2023

USNORTHCOM hosts WPS Barrier Analysis Focus Group

In its continuing effort to expand and evolve the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) program, U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) hosted a series of WPS barrier analysis focus groups for command members from Feb. 28 to Mar. 3, 2023, at the North American Aerospace Command and USNORTHCOM headquarters on Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado.

December 19, 2022 May 5, 2023


U.S. Northern Command and U.S. Space Command teamed up with The Joint Staff to train gender focal points (GFPs) from both commands on how to implement Women, Peace and Security across missions such as security cooperation, defense support of civil authorities, and military exercises.

May 2, 2022

Gender advisors support Operation Allies Welcome mission

Throughout the duration of Department of Defense (DoD) support to Operation Allies Welcome, U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM) led the effort to provide gender advisory support to this Department of Homeland Security (DHS)-led, interagency operation to resettle Afghan evacuees in the United States.

March 31, 2022

DOD Makes Strides in its Women, Peace and Security Program

Two years into its Strategic Framework and Implementation Plan, the Defense Department's Women, Peace and Security program has made significant strides to promote the safety, equality and meaningful contributions of women around the globe.

March 28, 2022

Guard incorporates women, peace and security initiatives

The National Guard is playing a key role in integrating a Department of Defense initiative to reinforce the importance of equal gender participation in all aspects of global peace and security.

March 25, 2022

A Diplomat’s Perspective on Operation Allies Welcome and the Importance of a Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) Perspective

In mid-July of 2021, I found myself serving as the Department’s sole Foreign Policy Advisor (POLAD) at North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM).  This was when the crisis planning began for evacuating our Afghan allies, which eventually brought almost 80,000 Afghans to safety in the United

Jan. 20, 2022

Human Security at Task Force Liberty

At Task Force Liberty, staff are committed to providing safe, secure, dignified and equitable access to information, goods and services to the entire guest population as they await resettlement in the United States. To do this, leadership and staff at every level have taken a human-centered approach to the mission.

Nov. 4, 2021

Task Force Atterbury: Coming together during Operation Allies Welcome

Sacrifice is such a strong word for the public. At times this word can be overlooked and forgotten. However, through Operation Allies Welcome, sacrifice is anything but overlooked.

Sept. 30, 2021

Female engagement team continues to evaluate female evacuees needs at Fort Bliss’ Doña Ana Complex

Afghan evacuee women at Fort Bliss’ Doña Ana Complex in New Mexico meet weekly with female leaders to address their concerns and ease their transition into American life.

Sept. 1, 2021

Fort Bliss creates team to better assist female Afghan evacuees

While on patrol at Fort Bliss' Doña Ana Complex in New Mexico in her new role as officer in charge of the female engagement team, U.S. Army 1st Lt. Morgan Spare, a military intelligence officer, was fondly embraced by a young female Afghan evacuee.

May 27, 2021

Naval cadet is first Mexican military officer to graduate from US Air Force Academy

A Mexican Navy cadet became the first Mexican military officer in history to graduate from the U.S. Air Force Academy on May 26, 2021.