Airforce Creates ‘Safe Space’ Initiative Called ‘Airmen’s Time’

The program allows service members to share thoughts about their time in service with their superiors.

QUICK FACTS:
  • The United States Air Force has created a program called “Airmen’s Time” that would create a “safe space” for airmen.
  • According to a report by Fox News, the program will allow service members to “share perspectives” with the officers higher up the chain of command. 
  • The Air Force schedule and training program is already available online showing “Airman’s Time” as an option on the list of activities. 
WHAT THE MEMO SAID:
  • memo written by Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Joanne S. Bass and General USAF Chief of Staff Charles Q. Brown, Jr., states “building trust and belonging is never a one-time event – it is a daily commitment to those we serve.”
  • “The intent of Airmen’s Time is to create a safe space, be present, and ensure that our Air Force culture invites healthy conversation for every Airman…anytime, anywhere,” reads the memo, obtained by the Washington Free Beacon, that was recently sent to commanders.
  • “To further advance this cultural shift, leaders at every level are entrusted to prioritize time to elevate connection, growth, and enhance the well-being of individual Airmen while building unity within teams,” the memo says.
BACKGROUND:
  • An army veteran working for conservative think Tank the Heritage Foundation told the Washington Free Beacon that he has “never seen any analysis from the Pentagon which demonstrably proves the training has value that improves the readiness and capabilities of the armed forces.”
  • The publication also reported that The Pentagon refused to comment on the memo.