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  • Service personnel policies help with retention during pandemic

    While the private sector suffers from social distancing and the effects of illnesses and forced shutdowns related to COVID-19, the U.S. military must continue to do its job.
  • Maintaining balanced lifestyle key to staying healthy

    Combining a healthy diet, exercise and sleep habits is the key to an overall healthful lifestyle, something that is paramount in many people’s minds during the ongoing pandemic.
  • Air Force creates new AFSC for Special Warfare officers

    Effective April 30, special tactics, tactical air control party and combat rescue officers will transition from the command and control AFSC, 13XX, to the new AFSPECWAR officer AFSC, 19ZXX.
  • Second Air Force Command Chief guest hosts Airmanship 200

    The senior enlisted leader of Second Air Force guest-hosted the newly established Airmanship 200 live stream with a Special Warfare Training Support Squadron military training leader April 28 to discuss the topic of identity. The live stream was created in an effort to continue to meet mission requirements for Airmen in tech training during COVID-19.
  • LRS installs plexiglass shields to prevent spread of COVID-19

    Back on March 17, Joint Base San Antonio logistics personnel installed plexiglass shields in the area surrounding the driver’s seat of vans transporting service members and eligible Department of Defense ID cardholders around JBSA bases. In addition, as of April 1, all 22-passenger surrey buses also had plexiglass installed to shield the drivers. The plexiglass replaces plastic shields, forming a more protective barrier against the spread of COVID-19.
  • 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 Marathon extends current registration prices

    Prices for the marathon and half marathon will increase by $10 on June 8, while the cost of the 5K and 10K races will increase by $5. The price for the Fly! Fight! Win! Challenge Series, in which runners compete in the 5K, 10K and either the half marathon or marathon will increase by $20, and the Tailwind Trot 1K Kids’ Run will increase by $3.
  • First-ever Air Force Women’s Fly-In goes virtual May 11

    Retired U.S. Air Force Gen. Lori Robinson will be one of the presenters for the first-ever Air Force Virtual Women’s Fly-In, which will be held live on the Columbus AFB Facebook page from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. central time May 11, 2020. With a nod to female aviation pioneers as the backdrop, the event, which is open to all Airmen regardless of gender or career field, helps Airmen create networks to learn more about experiences, leadership and life.
  • Faster, smarter: virtual hiring fair recruits STEM talent

    In conjunction with the Air Force Personnel Center, the Air Force Materiel Command held a virtual hiring fair April 23, to fill open science, technology, engineering and mathematics positions across the command. This was the third virtual hiring event held by AFMC over the past year, part of an ongoing effort to leverage in-person and online recruiting events to reach large number of candidates for open opportunities.
  • Op/Ed: How do we explain COVID-19 to our children?

    I thought long and hard about how I should explain COVID-19 to my children. I settled on the truth because it’s the best thing for them. But what “truth” and how much?
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