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U.S. Air Force to track data, review accountability on diversity issues

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Jan. 6 (UPI) — The U.S. Air Force announced administrative changes in data tracking of lesser disciplinary actions, for improvements in diversity and equal opportunity.

In two statements published on Tuesday, the Air Force called for improved tracking of information to determine “whether all discipline is being carried out in a fair and impartial manner.”

The Air Force also called for leadership to “assess command climate” in categories “relating to diversity, inclusion, belonging or equal opportunity topics.”

The directives, which were included in a December memorandum, come as all U.S. service branches seek to better identify incidents of bias in

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Navy should use our data on Growler noise, not dismiss it

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We are the scientists who published a recent study documenting significant noise from military aircraft on the Olympic Peninsula, leading to the recent Op-Ed by the commanding officer of Naval Air Station Whidbey Island [“Navy captain: Growlers do not pose significant noise threat to southern resident orcas,” Jan. 4, Opinion]. We understand that the Navy might be concerned with the implications of these data, but object to the apparent attempts in the Op-Ed to avoid the simple factual conclusions of the research and discredit the science.

Before our study, there was no empirical data tracking the sources of aircraft

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