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  • AFRAMP enables rapid US-based production of PPE, medical supplies

    This initiative, which kicked off on April 10 as part of the Department of the Air Force Acquisition COVID-19 Task Force, is designed as a framework to keep the Air Force supply system independent of the civilian medical supply market.
  • 5th Combat Communications Group keeps warfighters connected during pandemic

    Composed of three units – 5th Combat Communications Support Squadron, the 52nd Combat Communications Squadron and the 51st Combat Communications Squadron – the group has worked tirelessly to make sure warfighters are connected with vital communications equipment despite the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.
  • Air Force photo contest launches July 1

    After a short delay because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Air Force Photo Contest starts July 1. This year's theme is "We Are Family."
  • Hurricane Hunters fly first mission of 2020 Atlantic season

    The 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, the only Department of Defense organization that flies weather reconnaissance, is expected to fly into Invest 90L throughout the weekend to provide weather data by satellite communication to the National Hurricane Center in Miami to improve their computer models that forecast movement and intensity, said Lt. Col. Anthony Wilmot, 53rd WRS director of operations.
  • 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.
  • Barnes Center graduates first virtual class

    The virtual graduation included a guest speaker and each student's name being called aloud. This is the first class within the center to attend and graduate virtually.
  • Department of the Air Force expands potential basing locations for US Space Command Headquarters

    The revised approach considers the newly established U.S. Space Force emerging organizational structure and analyzes its effects on the limited number of highly specialized personnel and infrastructure required to support both the Space Force and Space Command.
  • 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 Force creates new AFSC for operations research analyst officers

    The change, which went into effect April 30, reflects the broader shift across the Air Force on the importance of information and data.
  • Around the Air Force: The Global Mission Continues

    Today’s look Around the Air Force highlights continuing strategic deterrence and training operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Making history, reserve pilot flies U-2 Dragon Lady

    The U-2 is known as the hardest aircraft to fly in the world. It has been a host to less than 1,500 pilots since the first flight in 1955, and 65 years later the first reserve pilot makes history.
  • USAFE provides C-130J transport support to Italy

    The mission is the first in a planned series of U.S. Air Forces in Europe mobility support operations to Italy and helped redistribute more than 15,000 kilograms of COVID-19 relief supplies, including KN-95 masks, surgical gowns and COVID-19 test kits between Italian distribution hubs.
  • Mental Health Awareness Month: Resiliency, wellness

    The goal of the Wellness and Resiliency Program is to help ensure there is a resilient community being built and maintained throughout all areas of a wounded warrior’s life to include their physical, spiritual, mental and social fitness. During COVID-19, the team assists warriors, caregivers and staff cope with the mental stresses a pandemic can cause.
  • Satellite hacking challenge shifts to fully virtual event

    Despite a transition to an all online event, the Air Force, Space Force, and DDS will continue partnering with DEF CON’s Aerospace Village to virtually showcase the team’s mission: build a diverse community committed to promoting and developing aerospace cybersecurity expertise and knowledge through positive collaboration among all stakeholders.
  • 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.
  • Ellsworth AFB B-1s return to European theater as part of latest BTF mission

    The nearly 24-hour, nonstop mission covered more than 9,400 nautical miles and included integration and interoperability training with Danish F-16s overflying Bornholm Island, Denmark, and Polish F-16s and MiG-29s teaming up to fly over Warsaw, Poland, as well as flights over Latvia and Lithuania.
  • Forging the future, first-ever virtual Air Force Women’s Fly-In boldly leads the way

    With a nod to female aviation pioneers as the backdrop, the event was open to all Airmen regardless of gender or career field, and helped Airmen create networks to learn more about experiences, leadership and life.
  • Environmental Assessment green lights Tyndall AFB to rebuild into ‘Installation of the Future’

    The 325th Fighter Wing, Tyndall Program Management Office and Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center collaborated to complete the Tyndall AFB Programmatic Environmental Assessment – one of two major National Environmental Policy Act actions required before reconstruction can begin at the installation.
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