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Army’s top chaplain: more social distancing, less disconnection
While officials have relied on “social distancing” to curb the spread of COVID-19, the Army’s top chaplain says the term doesn’t mean stopping all contact with friends and family.
April 8, 2020 - While officials have relied on “social distancing” to curb the spread of COVID-19, the Army’s top chaplain says the term doesn’t mean stopping all contact with friends and family.

CID warns of increase in COVID-19 related fraud, scams
The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command continues its commitment to ensuring the health and safety of the Army family and recommends being suspicious of anyone offering unsolicited advice on prevention, protection or recovery during the COVID-19 pandemic.
April 8, 2020 - Opportunistic scammers continue to find creative ways to obtain and use someone’s personal and financial information. From fake stimulus checks to Medicare fraud, cybercriminals will undertake extreme measures to separate individuals from their money.

Army delays recruit movement to basic training, offers incentive pay
Basic Combat Training recent graduates screened upon arrival to Fort Lee, Virginia for COVID-19. A combined effort of social distance enabled training and other health and safety measures were implemented in the first controlled transport of approximately 800 Basic Combat Training recruits from Fort Jackson, South Carolina, to Fort Lee.
April 7, 2020 - To help slow the spread of coronavirus, the Army will halt the movement of new recruits to basic combat training for at least two weeks, service leaders said April 6. New recruits may also be eligible to receive up to $6,000 of delayed shipping incentive pay added to any existing bonuses, depending on the length of delay.

AETC Command Team virtual town hall available on "The Air Force Starts Here" podcast
April 7, 2020 - An audio-only version of the Apr. 3 virtual town hall featuring the command team of Air Education and Training Command is available now on “The Air Force Starts Here” podcast.

With COVID-19 comes scams – let the buyer beware!
In addition to disrupting daily life, COVID-19 has created opportunities for criminals to try and scam innocent or unsuspecting people. Playing on our fears about the disease and the economy in general, scammers are trying to sell things like fake medical treatments and equipment using ads on social media, unsolicited text messages and robocalls.
April 7, 2020 - Playing on our fears about COVID-19 and the economy in general, scammers are trying to sell things like fake medical treatments and equipment using ads on social media, unsolicited text messages and robocalls.

Update: Air Force BMT Graduation and Schedule
To fully maximize training effectiveness and space utilization to mitigate COVID-19, the USAF Basic Military Training will accelerate Basic Military Training (BMT) from eight and half weeks to seven weeks of training according to Col Newsom, the Commander of Basic Military Training.  

This will allow BMT to restructure enhancing social distancing requirements across the training campus to ensure the safety and security not just for our trainees, but for our Military Training Instructors, other Active Duty members, civilians and contractors that support our mission.  

Also, there will be rescheduling of recruit accessions to maintain social distancing mitigation efforts.  At heart, we are innovating how we train our Airmen in order to meet the national security needs of our nation.

Therefore, all trainees in the BMT pipeline will graduate one week earlier than scheduled and ship directly the next day to their Technical Training assignment. All graduations will continue to be live streamed.
April 7, 2020 - To fully maximize training effectiveness and space utilization to mitigate COVID-19, the U.S. Air Force Basic Military Training will accelerate BMT from eight and half weeks to seven weeks of training.
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