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  • Air Force update for COVID-19

    In an effort to minimize the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 and to prioritize the health and safety of Department of the Air Force personnel, the following modifications have been made:
  • Air Force suspends Futurewei from government contracting

    The suspension is based upon an indictment of Futurewei filed by the Department of Justice in New York for violating federal criminal laws.
  • 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.
  • Mobility Airmen transport medics, supplies to aid in fight against COVID-19

    Air Force Reserve medics from Travis AFB, Beale AFB and March Air Reserve Base, Calif., traveled by C-17 Globemaster III bound for Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., to support the fight against COVID-19.
  • Two Memphians bring much-needed supplies home

    Two C-17 Globemaster III pilots transported 972,000 COVID-19 swab kits from Italy April 2, the seventh load of kits delivered in two weeks for distribution around the United States.
  • Jolly Green II taken to extremes

    The Air Force’s newest combat search and rescue helicopter and crews experienced temperature extremes from 120 to minus 60 degrees Fahrenheit as well as torrential rain during the month of testing.
  • 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.
  • PMO Engineers thrive with ‘once in a lifetime’ billion-dollar rebuild

    As project managers for the PMO, and as part of the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center, Capt. Zach Bierhaus, Capt. Kyle Kowalchuk and Capt. Will Page are charged with finding solutions to the many potential issues that could affect the Air Force’s on-going efforts to develop the Florida base as the “Installation of the Future.”
  • NJ Guard's 177th Fighter Wing still flying during pandemic

    The 177th Fighter Wing, New Jersey Air National Guard, continues defending the nation’s borders and preparing for combat deployment during the COVID-19 global pandemic.
  • AFIMSC leans on technology to keep mission going

    When the pandemic began limiting movement and placing challenges on the entire Air Force, AFIMSC started leveraging technology to keep delivering support across the installation and mission support portfolio and helping installations maintain readiness.
  • Update: Air Force BMT graduation and schedule

    The revised schedule will allow BMT to restructure and enhance social-distancing requirements across the training campus to ensure the safety and security not just for the trainees, but for the Military Training Instructors, other active-duty members, civilians and contractors that support the mission.
  • Travis AFB works to prevent COVID-19 spread, ensure readiness

    As COVID-19 sweeps across the United States and the world, Travis AFB has taken several actions to prevent further spread of the virus while ensuring readiness.
  • 419th Fighter Wing hosts F-35 virtual field trip

    During the virtual field trip, Silkey provided an overview of the aircraft’s capabilities to his online audience to include details on its stealth technology and how it gives pilots a significant advantage on the battlefield.
  • Air Force releases guidance on use of cloth face covers

    To the extent practical, without significantly impacting mission, all individuals on Department of the Air Force property, installations and facilities are required to wear cloth face coverings when they cannot maintain six feet of physical distance in public areas or work centers.
  • Air Force postpones boards due to COVID-19 restrictions

    The Air Force is postponing promotion boards for the CY20B Colonel Biomedical Sciences Corps and Chaplain; CY20C Lieutenant Colonel Chaplain and Nurse Corps; and CY20B Chaplain Central Selection Boards, originally scheduled to convene June 8.
  • Air Force Reserve mobilizes medics to New York for COVID-19 response

    Air Force Reserve Command units mobilized more than 40 doctors, more than 70 nurses and approximately 13 respiratory technicians who departed their home stations for JB McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst for further inprocessing with the U.S. Northern Command’s Joint Forces Land Component Command, based out of New Jersey.
  • ‘Disruptive renovation’: Airman fitness vital amid COVID-19 pandemic

    According to the American College of Sports Medicine, regular physical activity can help reduce feelings of stress and anxiety. Also, moderately intense physical activity is associated with better immune function.
  • AFRL, associates improve processes for fabricating aircraft engine inlet ducts

    Part of the Air Force 2030 Science and Technology strategy includes the deployment of low cost unmanned aerial systems in mass to assist in future near-peer engagements. To realize this vision, new manufacturing strategies need to be identified which can support the rapid manufacturing of high quality aerospace components at costs that are lower than what are currently available using legacy manufacturing processes.
  • Accident report released on fatal parachute jump

    Staff Sgt. Adam K. Erickson, a Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape, or SERE, specialist with the 412th Operations Support Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, California, sustained non-survivable injuries during the training jump in conjunction with his official duties as a member of the Test Parachutist Program.
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