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Air Force removes initial height requirement for officer aviators
As part of the Air Force’s on-going effort to encourage a more diverse pool of applicants to pursue careers in aviation, the minimum height requirement for officer applicants who wish to fly has been removed as of May 13, 2020. While still preserving safety of flight, the policy adjustment prevents initial applicants who are below 64 inches or above 77 inches in height from requiring an accessions waiver. (U.S. Air Force graphic / Dan Hawkins)
May 22, 2020 - As part of the Air Force’s on-going effort to encourage a more diverse pool of applicants to pursue careers in aviation, the minimum height requirement for officer applicants who wish to fly has been removed as of May 13, 2020.

Air Force fitness testing suspended until Oct. 1
(U.S. Air Force Photo/Abner Guzman)
May 22, 2020 - The change, which is an update from the original June 1 resume date, is effective immediately.

New trauma training program prepares surgical team for deployment
A warrior medic from the San Antonio Military Health System performs simulated medical procedures on mannequins as part of a training exercise May 21, 2020 at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ryan Mancuso)
May 22, 2020 - Brooke Army Medical Center is conducting the first of its kind pre-deployment trauma readiness training exercise for the 555th Forward Surgical Team from May 18 to June 6.

Feedback Fridays
Feedback Fridays is a weekly forum that aims to connect the 502d Air Base Wing with members of the Joint Base San Antonio community. Questions are collected during commander’s calls, town hall meetings and throughout the week.
May 22, 2020 - If you have a question or concern, please send an email to RandolphPublicAffairs@us.af.mil using the subject line “Feedback Fridays.” Questions will be further researched and published as information becomes available.

JBSA Military and Family Readiness Centers offering virtual services, classes
The Military and Family Readiness Centers at Joint Base San Antonio offer many resources to help military families connect during normal operations, and they are still offering a multitude of classes and support services even though their offices are physically closed.
May 21, 2020 - The Military and Family Readiness Centers at Joint Base San Antonio offer many resources to help military families connect during normal operations, and they are still offering a multitude of classes and support services even though their offices are physically closed.

Air University, Arizona State University partner to transform Air Force’s online PME
Air University partnered with Arizona State University, one of America’s leading public research universities with advanced learning and support systems, to transform the distance learning experience for Air Force officers and civilians worldwide. This is the first time a U.S. military service utilized a civilian university partner to enable the delivery of officer PME.
May 21, 2020 - Air Force students recently crossed a digital threshold by logging in to a new, custom Squadron Officer School portal made possible by an innovative collaboration.
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