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No sign of operations tempo slowing, National Guard Bureau chief says
North Carolina Army National Guardsmen Spc. Isai Arroyo, assigned to the 883rd Engineer Company, carries produce to a vehicle during a drive-up food bank hosted by the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina in a warehouse in Winston-Salem, N.C., June 17, 2020. The NCNG is working with North Carolina Emergency Management, N.C. Department of Health and Human Services and local food banks to help support COVID-19 relief efforts.
July 6, 2020 - Some 120,000 members of the National Guard have responded this year to natural disasters — floods in Michigan, wildfires in Kansas and tornadoes in Tennessee, just to name a few — and have participated in global military operations and responded to civil disturbances and to COVID-19, the chief of the National Guard Bureau said.

Staff members at JBSA museums keep busy despite lockdown
Bill Manchester, director of the Airman Heritage Training Complex at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, talks next to an exhibit at the Airman Heritage Museum in January. Manchester is one of six staff members at the Airman Heritage Training Complex who are keeping themselves busy with museum projects while the museum is closed to the public for the time being because of COVID-19.
July 6, 2020 - Historians and staff members at museums throughout Joint Base San Antonio have had to adjust since shutting their doors to visitors in March because of the pandemic.

Spark Tank 2021 encourages leadership to support Airmen ideas
Spark Tank, a collaboration between AFWERX and Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force, Management, is now accepting submissions for the 2021 campaign from July 1 to October 16, 2020. The annual campaign is designed to spur and empower innovative ideas from Airmen to further strengthen Air Force culture and capabilities.
July 6, 2020 - Spark Tank, a collaboration between AFWERX and Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force, Management, is now accepting submissions for the 2021 campaign from July 1 to October 16.

College students participate in virtual civilian internship
Civilian personnel staffs across the Air Force enterprise inprocessed approximately 500 college students participating in the Air Force’s Personnel Center virtual Premier College Intern Program, vPCIP. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Staff Sgt. Sahara L. Fales)
July 6, 2020 - As COVID-19 continues to shape a new normal for Air Force and Space Force operations, several hundred college students virtually on boarded as Air Force civilian service summer interns June 15.

Why I Serve: ARSOUTH's Maj. Gen. Daniel Walrath
“A chance to be a part of this team that works together, regardless of circumstance, to serve a purpose bigger than ourselves,
July 5, 2020 - Experiencing situations that are uncertain, ambiguous, physically and mentally demanding, while coming together as a team – being able to endure and share a hardship like that – I have always found exciting, said Maj. Gen. Daniel R. Walrath, U.S. Army South commanding general at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston June 22

Water safety remains important during a pandemic
A graphic created to inform about safety in natural water settings. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Jessie Perkins)
July 5, 2020 - Indeed, last summer was the last of its kind for the foreseeable future however, despite this new normal the risks associated with swimming and being around the water remain the same.
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