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  • AFLCMC maintenance team airlifts to repair F-16s during COVID-19 pandemic

    To prevent a standard 14-day mandatory quarantine required by personnel traveling through commercial airports, the AFLCMC depot field team located at Hill AFB, Utah, were flown directly to Holloman AFB on a C-130 Hercules the week of April 27 to fix three F-16 Fighting Falcons in a weeks’ time and keep the 49th Wing mission ready.
  • Inter-American Air Forces Academy adapts during COVID-19 via distance learning

    In March, when the nation started shelter-in-place orders due to the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, the Inter-American Air Forces Academy, which forges an international friendship and security cooperation through education and training, coordinated for all of their international students to return to their home countries.
  • First Airmen graduate BMT proof of concept at Keesler AFB

    Due to safety concerns stemming from COVID-19, the Air Force sent new recruits to Keesler Air Force Base to demonstrate a proof of concept to generate the force at multiple locations during contingencies.
  • First Air Force provides COVID-19 support through CAP

    CAP’s Michigan Wing has partnered with Michigan State Police, who handle emergency management and lead the state emergency operations center. The wing was available with resources from the moment the center was set up in response to the pandemic.
  • F-22 crashes on Eglin AFB range

    The pilot ejected safely from the aircraft and was transported to the 96th Medical Group hospital on Eglin AFB for evaluation and observation. He was listed in stable condition. The name of the pilot has not been released.
  • Air University invests in technology to mitigate airborne pathogens at OTS

    The strategy for the current Officer Training School class included prescreening the 305 officer trainees before and after they arrived for class at the end of March, strict adherence to physical distancing, frequent sanitizing of contact surfaces, coordinated student movement and implementation of other Department of Defense and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention public health measures to mitigate transmission of the disease.
  • CSAF visits BMT, thanks team for ‘fighting through’ COVID-19 response

    Basic military training, in addition to technical and flying training, has been deemed mission essential and vital to readiness.
  • Air Force SERE modernizes training

    Initial SERE training for Airmen at high risk of isolation has been conducted through four courses over a 26-day period. Now, leaders at 336th TRG believe they have found a way to restructure the training requirements, which make it more efficient and ultimately saves time. COVID-19 expedited the need to test these changes, which are proving to be beneficial.
  • Best in Air Force: Columbus AFB Airfield Ops hard work recognized

    The 14th Operations Support Squadron’s Airfield Operations Flight is responsible for the daily care and feeding of both Columbus AFB owned airfields as well as the control of all 234 14th Flying Training Wing aircraft and civilian aircraft utilizing the surrounding airspace.
  • Operation Lonestar: 315th TRS intel capstone course

    This capstone course is the first time the 315th TRS’ four intelligence disciplines are challenged alongside each other in a mock intelligence operations center.
  • Recruiting goes digital with Air Force Commission and Enlistment Portal

    With the digital world as the primary option for reaching recruits during the COVID-19 pandemic, AFRS has created a digital means to shorten the time for potential new recruits to digitally upload their information on the path to joining the Air Force.
  • Squadron redesignations bolster enterprise contracting support

    In joining other enterprise sourcing squadrons, the new ESSs are positioned as “centers of excellence” for distinct business-line strategic contract support across the enterprise, eliminating duplication of effort and contract execution for the same requirements.
  • Class of 2020 takes graduation in stride during COVID-19 crisis

    Vice President Mike Pence changed his plans amid the global COVID-19 pandemic to give the commencement address, the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds flew over and 967 new officers closed-out their four years at the school by hurling their caps into the air at the end of the ceremony.
  • Space Force welcomes first academy graduates to its ranks

    Vice President Mike Pence was in attendance at the event and congratulated the entire graduating class.
  • Air Force Academy prepares for historic graduation

    Vice President Mike Pence will deliver commencement remarks, following in the footsteps of prominent officials speaking at the service academy’s graduation. President Trump spoke last year.
  • AFRS’ virtual recruiting and agile shipping on "The Air Force Starts Here" podcast

    The Air Force Recruiting Service's response to COVID-19 includes virtual recruiting efforts and agile shipping, which is the focus of Air Education and Training Command's latest “The Air Force Starts Here” podcast, released April 16.
  • Agile recruiting methods required to get future Airmen to basic training

    As the world is telling people to stay at home, the Air Force is finding new and diverse ways to ship applicants to basic military training.
  • BMT adapts to limit spread of COVID-19

    The shift is in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which will allow the training pipeline to continue and help ensure the health and safety of trainees and instructors while also providing relief to Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland’s training infrastructure.
  • 37th Training Wing to host Facebook Live event - Homeschool 101

    The event will have three guest speakers: Dr. Raye Lynn White, Lt. Col. Kieran Dhillon and Mrs. Leslie Janaros.
  • Airmen, volunteers at Altus AFB unite to create masks to fight COVID-19

    ​After Secretary of Defense Mark Esper released new guidance on the use of cloth face coverings on April 5, more than 45 Airmen and dependents from the 97th Air Mobility Wing volunteered to quickly create and distribute face masks throughout the wing April 6 at Altus Air Force Base.
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The newest Air Force Podcast recently dropped. Listen to a small snippet of CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright talk with Staff Sgt. New about resiliency. Listen to the entire podcast on Youtube: https://go.usa.gov/xpnAD or Subscribe to The Air Force Podcast on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/the-air-force-podcast/id1264107694?mt=2
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