“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 a memo that was obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.
The memo was written by Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Joanne S. Bass and General USAF Chief of Staff Charles Q Brown, Jr.
Both Bass and Brown believe that “Airmen’s Time” will build “trust and belonging.”
“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 continues.
James Carafano, a U.S. Army veteran who runs national security programs at the Heritage Foundation, said he has “never seen any analysis from the Pentagon which proves the training has value that improves the readiness and capabilities of the armed forces.”
The Biden Administration is “spending millions of dollars on programs that somebody just thinks is a good idea,” Carafano continued. “At the same time, we are taking service members away from their regular duties.
“This appears to be an initiative that is compromising on readiness for no commensurate benefit and indeed may risk hurting morale, unit cohesion, and individual performance.”
Similar measures have already been put into practice within the Air Force. Last year Fox News host Tucker Carlson criticized leftist military leaders for questioning why the air force was spending money on “maternity flight suits” for pregnant female pilots.