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AFSAT resumes Air Force international partner training
September 2, 2020
An Airman assigned to the 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron at Travis Air Force Base, California, instructs a member of the Ecuadorian Air Force on aircraft maintenance operations July 28, 2020 in Latacunga, Ecuador, as part of the Air Force Security Assistance and Training Squadron international partner training. Air Force international partner training has resumed under AFSAT after it was briefly halted in mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo)

12th Maintenance Squadron demos new tow technology
September 2, 2020
Jaime Villarreal, 12th Maintenance Squadron crew chief, sits inside a T-38 aircraft during a practice transport Aug. 27 at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph. The T-38 is being pulled by a remotely controlled aircraft towing system designed to make transporting aircraft more cost efficient.

Learn to manage risk during the extended Labor Day weekend
September 2, 2020
The long Labor Day weekend marks the traditional end of summer and offers many Joint Base San Antonio service members, civilians and their families the final opportunity to take to the highways and byways for a summertime adventure.

Army South, Central American army partners enhance regional capabilities
September 2, 2020
Personnel from the U.S. Army South Security Cooperation Division, listen in during the Central America Working Group virtual meeting held Aug. 24-28.

CSAF outlines strategic approach for Air Force success
September 2, 2020
In his first major pronouncement as Air Force Chief of Staff, Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr., declared Aug. 31 that the service must go fast, must collaborate more effectively with Congress and military, industry and allied partners, and “must accelerate the transition from the force we have to the force required for a future high-end fight.”

Boyd's rite of passage, history as greatest instrument of learning
September 2, 2020
Gary W. Boyd, Air Education and Training Command historian, reads through documents of the formation of Randolph Field July 28, 2020 at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. A respected researcher and writer of history, Boyd has lived through several significant periods of history—all of which he believes has determined our present and shapes our future.

Election season do's and don'ts for DOD personnel
September 2, 2020
It's election season again – that time when federal, state and local political campaigns kick into high gear. Whether you're extremely involved in politics or you aren’t even registered to vote, the Defense Department has expectations for the way its military service members and civilian employees conduct themselves during this time.

USAISR physicians conduct research into improving tactical combat casualty care
September 2, 2020
Maj. (Dr.) Steven Schauer (center), U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research physician-scientist, and Maj. (Dr.) Ian Hudson (center right), USAISR Tactical Combat Casualty Care emergency physician, conducted studies on devices used for tactical combat casualty care with combat medics at Hunter Army Airfield in Georgia July 8-9.

Virtual Aim High Flight Academy targets diversity, inclusion improvement
September 1, 2020
The Air Force Recruiting Service’s Detachment 1 hosts the Virtual Aim High Flight Academy.

JBSA-Fort Sam Houston hosts Virtual 360° Leaders Course
September 1, 2020
Due to COVID-19, the Virtual 360° Leaders Course was held virtually July 20-31 and provided a holistic, integrative resiliency approach designed to address every aspect of a leader’s well-being. Topics focused on the mind, body, spirit, relationships and finances. The course motto is “Skills For Leaders, Skills For Life.”

AFIMSC seeks ideas for 2021 Innovation Rodeo
September 1, 2020
Innovation Campaign graphic

AFIMSC provides Air Force with innovative post-COVID workspace options
September 1, 2020
Telework Space Optimization

SAMHS adjusting COVID-19 testing for Labor Day weekend
September 1, 2020
The San Antonio Military Health System is adjusting its COVID-19 drive-thru screening and testing hours of operation over Labor Day weekend.

ARNORTH oversees military wildland fire ground response operation in California
August 31, 2020
Soldiers from the 14th Brigade Engineer Battalion from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, prepare to deploy in support of the Department of Defense wildland firefighting response operations. U.S. Northern Command, through U.S. Army North, remains committed to providing flexible DOD support to the National Interagency Fire Center to respond quickly and effectively to protect lives, property, critical infrastructure and natural and cultural resources.

Army CID reports increase in phishing scams during pandemic
August 31, 2020
CID Lookout is a U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command initiative to partner with the Army community by providing a conduit for members of the Army family to help prevent, reduce and report felony-level crime.

502nd Logistic Readiness Squadron helps recruits continue training during pandemic
August 31, 2020
Man wearing a mask speaking to a woman in military uniform. People sewing clothing in the background.

Installation commanders key in privatized housing success
August 31, 2020
Col. Paul Filcek, 72nd Air Base Wing commander, talks to a housing resident at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma,

Hypobaric altitude chamber installed at 344th Training Squadron
August 29, 2020
Members of the 344th Training Squadron Career Enlisted Aviator Center of Excellence and 19th Air Force team pose for a photo in front of a newly positioned hypobaric altitude chamber at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, Aug. 25, 2020. The chamber was delivered from Tyndall Air Force Base and will support over 2,300 enlisted aircrew and several hundred permanent party officer and enlisted flyers from across the JBSA community.

AFSFC Airman aims to save world, one book at a time
August 28, 2020
Family photo of Air Force Security Forces Center author

‘Connect to Protect’ during Suicide Prevention Month
August 28, 2020
September is Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month and this year’s theme is “Connect to Protect.”