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  • Pilot enters fitness competition, boosts resiliency

    Air Force PT tests have been suspended for over a year, and for Airmen like Lt. Col. Aaron Jones, finding motivation during the new normal became its own test. Jones entered into the Organization of Competition Bodies No Gear pro-am in Greensboro, North Carolina, under the Men’s Physique category.
  • Department of the Air Force selects 9,422 in technical sergeant promotion cycle; list posts June 29

    Department of the Air Force officials selected 9,422 staff sergeants for promotion to technical sergeant out of 34,973 eligible for a selection rate of 26.94% in the 21E6 promotion cycle, which includes supplemental promotion opportunities.
  • Air Force releases updated fitness test score breakdown

    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.
  • PTSD, What You Should Know

    According to the National Center for PTSD-Department of Veterans Affairs, PTSD is a mental health issue that one may develop after witnessing or experiencing a life-threatening event such as a natural disaster, combat, sexual assault, or car accident. They also specify that anyone can develop PTSD and at any time in their life after a traumatic event.
  • ACC A2 Airman emitting ‘accelerate change’

    The foundational purpose of a threat emitter is to replicate a surface-to-air missile system, designed to track, shoot and guide a missile to the target aircraft. While on the pilot’s side, their aircraft are equipped with sensors to detect SAM systems and alert the pilot to the threat type, location and action. Capt. David Coyle, Chief, ACC A2 Weapons and Tactics, has taken on that challenge of providing realistic training against SAM threats to pilots at approximately a 99.7% cost reduction to the Air Force.
  • Improving run times for the PT test

    The Air Force will resume physical fitness testing on July 1, 2021. The 1.5-mile run component is weighted as the highest scored portion of the assessment, accounting for 60 component points of the 100 point composite score. The following physical training guidelines can help Airmen reduce their 1.5-mile run time and lower the risk of an overuse injury.
  • Hanscom team supports ‘revolutionary’ zero trust effort

    Personnel from the AFNet Sustainment and Operations Branch here are partnering with the Air Combat Command Directorate of Cyberspace and Information Dominance to develop a modern software-based perimeter that will deliver zero trust capabilities to applications across the Air Force.
  • Resilient and fit despite COVID-19

    On July 1, 2021, the Air Force will resume its physical fitness testing, following months of delay caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. During the pandemic, Airmen of all ranks, ranging from new arrivals to those in the senior tier, have had to find different ways to maintain a healthy level of fitness despite obstacles presented during this unprecedented situation.
  • Nellis is empowering warfighters via DevSecOps

    The Department of the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office is using multiple technologies to build its Advanced Battle Management System to create decision superiority by delivering information and capabilities to decision makers at all echelons.
  • Team 432 Airman saves fellow Ironman

    During his first Ironman triathlon, Senior Airman Levi began a cycling journey that led him to a fellow competitor fighting for their life.
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