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Take precautions to prepare for the next winter storm
January 14, 2022
— Through the lessons learned last year, it is now easy to see that storms can be unpredictable and its intensity can be difficult to measure until it is upon us. Members must take the time to prepare by creating a plan and educating themselves and others on winter hazards...
Air Force announces IDE in-residence nomination process change
January 10, 2022
— Beginning with the 2022 developmental education designation process, the Air Force will transition away from the Definitely Attend, or DA, program that began in 2017...
Air Force discusses future of medicine at annual workshop
December 28, 2021
— Leaders across the Air Force Medical Service met virtually and in person for an annual Senior Leadership Workshop in Leesburg, Virginia, Dec. 7-9, sharing ideas focused on recalibrating operational readiness...
Airman Leadership Qualities will be integrated into feedback effective March 31, 2022
December 7, 2021
— Effective March 31, 2022, the 10 Airman Leadership Qualities will be integrated into feedback for all Airmen, enlisted and officer, across all ranks. The ALQs will also form the basis for the new officer and enlisted evaluation systems projected for release later in 2022...
Civil Air Patrol celebrates 80th anniversary
December 2, 2021
— Civil Air Patrol members throughout the United States and in overseas squadrons are celebrating the organization’s commitment to community service today — a commitment that began Dec. 1, 1941, and has continued for 80 years...
AFCEC leads bed down efforts for B-21 Raider stealth bomber
November 24, 2021
— The B-21 will incrementally replace the B-1 Lancer and B-2 Spirit to perform both conventional and nuclear missions alongside the B-52 Stratofortress. As the Air Force transitions to a two-bomber fleet, the strategy to bed down the new bomber has been to minimize operational impacts, maximize the reuse of existing facilities and reduce overhead as much as possible. ...
ARNORTH military hospital support to FEMA begins in Colorado, Minnesota, expands in Montana
November 22, 2021
— At the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, approximately 100 military medical personnel will deploy in five, 20-person teams- one team to Colorado, two teams to Montana and two teams to Minnesota to support civilian healthcare workers treating COVID-19 patients in local hospitals...
Air Force medics continue COVID-19 response in civilian hospitals
November 16, 2021
— As more Americans receive the COVID-19 vaccine, reducing the chances of severe illness and hospitalizations, there are still areas in the country that require additional support. Air Force medics continue to augment care, supporting civilian hospitals in hotspots across the country...
Air Force releases alternate component fitness score charts
November 13, 2021
— After announcing the components in July, over 9,000 data points were collected to determine the point values for each component by assessing approximately 2,000 Airmen from 23 installations...
Department of the Air Force releases findings on interpersonal violence survey
November 10, 2021
— After the Secretary of the Air Force established the Interpersonal Violence Task Force in 2020, the team examined a broad range of 81 behaviors along what is known as the “Continuum of Harm” to determine if the DAF is keeping Airmen and Guardians safe, and providing needed support after they experience any kind of interpersonal violence...
AF Secretary calls for ‘technically and operationally innovative approaches’ to meet logistics challenges
October 20, 2021
— Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall’s keynote remarks to the National Defense Transportation Association and the U.S. Transportation Command’s Fall Meeting offered in unvarnished terms the challenges facing the United States posed by China and what the U.S. must do to best maintain global stability...
Department of the Air Force recognizes Energy Awareness Month
October 1, 2021
— Energy Awareness Month gives the Department of the Air Force the opportunity every October to look at the critical role energy plays in its combat capabilities and readiness. This year marks the final iteration of the three-year observance theme: “Energy Able, Mission Capable.”...
Myths and facts about the vax — debunking common COVID-19 vaccine myths
September 23, 2021
— The COVID-19 vaccine has been mandated across the Department of Defense and despite its demonstrated effectiveness and safety, a host of myths have left some Airmen and Guardians hesitant to receive it. While social media posts and some news outlets may make it harder to keep up with what is fact or fiction, the science is clear … approved COVID-19 vaccines work...
Air Force announces mandatory COVID-19 vaccine implementation guidelines for Airmen, Guardians
September 7, 2021
— Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall has released a service implementation plan that requires Airmen and Guardians to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the following dates, unless seeking an exemption...
Air Force Marathon shifts to virtual race due to COVID-19 precautions
August 20, 2021
— The decision was made to protect the health and safety of more than 20,000 participants, volunteers and guests...
AFSFC assessment tool improves health, readiness of military working dogs
July 6, 2021
— The upgrades are a result of Kennel Health Assessment 2.0, Air Force Security Forces Center’s web-based evaluation system that tracks and evaluates the condition of military working dog kennel facilities across the Air Force...
59th MDW: Intra-ocular injections help prevent blindness
June 29, 2021
— The 59th Surgical Operations Squadron Retina Clinic at the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland performs intra-ocular procedures...
Learn how to improve run times for Air Force PT test
June 22, 2021
— The Air Force will resume physical fitness testing July 1, 2021. The 1.5-mile run component is weighted as the highest scored portion of the assessment, accounting for 60 component points of the 100 point composite score...
Air Force readdresses women’s hair standard after feedback
June 11, 2021
— The change addresses feedback received since the previous guidance was originally published. Specifically, women voiced concerns over difficulty related to securing hair in a manner that does not extend beyond the head...
Reducing the stigma, encouraging mental health care in the military
May 19, 2021
— In the military, the stigma of mental health is grounded in the cultural misperception that a service member must have "zero defects" to be mission-ready. While the Department of Defense strives to identify and eliminate barriers to care that service members face regarding mental health treatment, stigma remains a significant issue within the military...