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AFICC oversees COVID-19 relief efforts as part of DAF ACT, awards contract for critical test kit materials
January 25, 2022
— The Air Force Installation Contracting Center is overseeing the execution of billions of dollars in COVID-19 relief, with a recent contract award providing critical materials used in the production of rapid point-of-care COVID-19 test kits. AFICC, a primary subordinate unit of the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center, currently leads interagency assisted acquisition support efforts for HHS COVID-19 relief on behalf of the Department of Defense, DAF and Air Force Materiel Command...
Military hospital support to FEMA begins in Indiana, Wisconsin, continues in five states
December 21, 2021
— At the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, approximately 40 military medical personnel will deploy in two new teams – one 20-person team to Indiana, and one 20-person team to Wisconsin – to support civilian healthcare workers treating COVID-19 patients...
JBSA commander issues mandatory COVID-19 vaccine order
September 15, 2021
— All active duty Air Force personnel currently assigned to Joint Base San Antonio must receive their initial COVID-19 vaccine dose by Sept. 28, per an order signed Sept. 14 by 502nd Air Base Wing and JBSA Commander Brig. Gen. Caroline Miller...
BMT trainees now able to get COVID-19 vaccines while at JBSA-Lackland
June 21, 2021
— Recruits at Basic Military Training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland now can become fully vaccinated against COVID-19 during their training...
Reserve Airmen need to know rights for reemployment after deployment
February 17, 2021
— When a Reserve Citizen Airmen gets tasked to deploy, home station or abroad, the service member needs to know their rights and responsibilities when it comes to being reemployed with their civilian employer after having performed duty in the uniformed service...
Portable exercise equipment ‘working out’ during COVID-19
February 4, 2021
— Physical readiness has long been a priority for the U.S. Air Force and now as COVID-19 is posing restrictions on fitness centers, portable training units located throughout the base are providing a convenient option for service members...
Boyd's rite of passage, history as greatest instrument of learning
September 2, 2020
— A respected researcher and writer of history, Gary W. Boyd, the command historian of Air Education and Training Command, has lived through several significant periods of history — all of which he believes has determined our present and shapes our future...
Million Piece Mission jigsaw features National Museum of the U.S. Air Force
June 25, 2020
— Air Force Recruiting Service joined the trend of virtual jigsaw puzzles with the launch of an online challenge of piecing together a 1.03 gigapixel image from the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force...
SECDEF visits BMT, sees how citizens become Airmen during COVID-19
June 17, 2020
— U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper visited U.S. Air Force basic military training cadre and recruits at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, as well as members of the Air Force Recruiting Service, for a first-hand look at how the service transforms citizens into American Airmen June 16...
IAAFA adapts during COVID-19, continues international PME
May 18, 2020
— In March 2020, when the nation started shelter-in-place orders due to the ongoing Coronavirus Disease 2019 pandemic, the Inter-American Air Forces Academy coordinated for all of their international students to return to their home countries. IAAFA got back up and running with distance learning courses and IAAFA’s Alpha Class of 2020 graduated May 15 via a virtual graduation ceremony...
CSAF visits BMT, thanks JBSA team for ‘fighting through’ COVID-19 response
May 8, 2020
— U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein, along with Chief Master Sgt. Manny Pineiro, the service’s first sergeant special duty manager, visited Joint Base San Antonio May 7, seeing first-hand how basic military training has adapted operations to fight through the COVID-19 environment. ...
#RiseUp Mental Health, Resiliency at JBSA
May 4, 2020
— Members of the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center Mental Health Clinic and 737th Training Group Military Training Consult Service mental health team spent My 4 motivating others with words of encouragement for base personnel and community members as part of a mental health and resiliency effort during the COVID-19 pandemic at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland...
More than 770 Air Force Reservists called up to provide medical support
April 23, 2020
— More than 150 additional Air Force Reserve medical specialists were mobilized in the latest Air Force Reserve call-up in support of COVID-19 relief efforts with most Reservists set to assist medical staff in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut...
BMT adapts during COVID-19: adds masks, shortens pipeline
April 9, 2020
— To prioritize safety and continue providing ready Airmen to fuel tomorrow’s Air Force, BMT is moving to a 7.5-week training pipeline. The 7.5-week training program is one of many measures implemented at BMT to limit the spread of COVID-19...
Air Force Reserve mobilizes medics to New York for COVID-19 response
April 6, 2020
— Within 48 hours of notification, the Air Force Reserve mobilized more than 120 medical personnel across the nation to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, to help with the fight against COVID-19 in New York City...
An Open Letter to the Warhawk Family
April 3, 2020
— Our Gateway Wing has the high honor of being deemed Mission Essential. We are the largest training wing in the Air Force, responsible for building Airmen and strengthening the partnerships we need to compete, deter, and win. Our wing remains absolutely vital to renew the force and underwrites our ability to defend the nation and deliver air and space power anytime, anyplace...
FAQ: COVID-19 impacts to BMT and Technical Training
March 24, 2020
— The COVID-19 pandemic is a dynamic and rapidly evolving situation. The Gateway Wing wants to make sure our internal family and external community all have access to factual and up-to-date information. These frequently asked questions act as a resource for anyone who has questions or concerns about themselves or a loved one that is part of the 37th Training Wing team, including Basic Military Training at the 737th Training Group and technical training at the 37th Training Group. To help lessen confusion key terms are defined below. ...