Desert Lightning News So. AZ Edition, August 2019
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Vol. 12, No. 9
Serving Southern Arizona’s military community, including Davis-Monthan Air Force Base August 2019
AF seeks feedback on maternity uniforms
Donovan visits Cape Canaveral
Jared Trimarchi
Airmen with 45th Space Wing shows Acting Secretary of the Air Force Matthew Donovan a United Launch Alliance’s Delta IV rocket on Space Launch Complex-37, July 19 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. Donovan visited to celebrate the 50th anniversary of NASA’s Apollo 11 mission. “These Airmen and the space mission are absolutely critical,” Donovan said. “From that, we now look forward to the development of the United States Space Force. The role of 45th Space Wing Airmen will change significantly because they’ll be some of the first individuals moved into the new service.”
 Blood drive, 3
 Thrift shop, 4
 AF advocate dies, 5
 563rd RQG rescues, 6  League of Wives, 10
 ACE Solo Flight, 12 FEATURE
Airman 1st Class Jacob Stephens
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Story and photo by BRIAN BRACKENS
Air Force Life Cycle Management Center Public Affairs
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — The Air Force Uniform Office has begun surveying female Airmen to collect feedback on Air Force maternity uniform items.
All Air Force women will receive an email message from the Air Force Survey Office with a unique link inviting them to take the survey. To determine who should take the full survey, the Uniform Office is asking participants to respond to the first survey question.
“Getting feedback on maternity uniform items is important,” Tracy Roan, Uniform Office chief said. “Our goal is to make uniforms more
comfortable and provide a uniform that will sustain Airmen through their entire pregnancy.”
Roan went on to add that due to privacy rules, Airmen who have worn maternity items or are cur- rently wearing them are a difficult population to reach and the survey is a great avenue to reach them.
Feedback from the survey will help determine how well maternity uniforms are meeting the needs of pregnant Airmen, and guide the design and development of the uniforms.
The survey, which is open to ac- tive duty, Reserve and Guard, ends Sept. 23.
For more information about the survey or maternity uniforms, send an email message to AFLCMC. WNUV.TAC.AF.UniformOffice@
Brian Brackens
Stacey Butler, right, a clothing designer with the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s Air Force Uni- form Office, measures Capt. Taylor Harrison’s mater- nity Airman Battle Uniform. The new uniforms were designed and developed by the office and are available to pregnant Airmen around the world.
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