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  • Myths and facts about the vax — debunking common COVID-19 vaccine myths

    FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AFNS) --vThe COVID-19 vaccine has been mandated across the Department of Defense and despite its demonstrated effectiveness and safety, a host of myths have left some Airmen and Guardians hesitant to receive it. While social media posts and some news outlets may make it harder to keep up with what is fact or fiction, the science is clear … approved COVID-19 vaccines work.
  • Current PCS, household goods affected by supply shortages

    According to a newly released communiqué from the Air Force’s Personal Property Activity Headquarters, “Department of Defense demand this peak (PCS) season has greatly exceeded commercial industry capabilities, largely due to resource constraints associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Per industry, this resulted in a 25% decrease in their labor pool, resulting in (decreased) personal property movement capacity necessary to support private sector and government demand.”
  • Air Force readdresses women’s hair standard after feedback

    The change addresses feedback received since the previous guidance was originally published. Specifically, women voiced concerns over difficulty related to securing hair in a manner that does not extend beyond the head.
  • Air Force releases updated fitness test score breakdown

    WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- Without the waist measurement as a scored component, push-ups and sit-ups will increase from 10 to 20 points each, while the 1.5-mile run will remain at 60 points. Scoring will fall into five-year age groups, as opposed to the previous 10.
  • Rated Preparatory Program now accepting applications for FY21 Fall class

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) -- Active duty Air Force officers and enlisted personnel interested in becoming rated officers have until May 25, 2021, to apply for the Fall 2021 Rated Preparatory Program scheduled to be held Sept. 11-25, 2021.
  • Space Force captain makes history

    USSF Capt. Angelo Centeno, 2nd Space Warning Squadron weapons and tactics flight commander, stationed at Buckley AFB, was one of the first two USSF members to attend and graduate from the Inter-American Squadron Officer Course (ISOC) at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.
  • Air Force unveils new mission statement

    The Air Force released its new mission statement: To fly, fight, and win…airpower anytime, anywhere.
  • Air Force finalizes PT uniform design; will begin production process

    This is the first update to the PT uniform in more than 16 years, and more than 150 Airmen participated in testing the uniform.
  • Department of the Air Force Leaders direct second IG Disparity Review

    The review follows the department’s 2020 Racial Disparity Review released in Dec. 2020 and expands its focus into three additional racial categories (Asian, American Indian/Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander), gender, and one additional ethnic category (Hispanic/Latinx).
  • Department of the Air Force institutes Office of Diversity and Inclusion

    In June 2020, former Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett stood up a Diversity and Inclusion Task Force, which has evolved into this new office. The organization will work directly for the secretary of the Air Force and continue to address the strategic impact of diversity, inclusion and equity on Airmen, Guardians and their families.
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