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  • Air Force cancels 2020 Marathon, offers virtual option

    Numerous scenarios were explored to produce an event that was safe for all and met the high event standards. All scenarios led the marathon team to conclude the event would be unable to proceed in a manner that participants have come to expect.
  • HNIB expands Air Force network capacity to 200,000 teleworkers

    To boost capacity for users of the Air Force network during the COVID-19 pandemic, personnel from the AFNet Sustainment & Operations branch, or HNIB, here quickly developed solutions to get more users online.
  • Air Force delays OCP mandatory wear-date

    Several uniform changes scheduled to become mandatory for the Operational Camouflage Pattern and Two-Piece Flight Duty Uniform June 1, are delayed to Sept. 1.
  • Fitness testing suspended until Oct. 1

    The change, which is an update from the original June 1 resume date, is effective immediately.
  • Eielson AFB welcomes F-35A Lightning II

    With the arrival, Eielson AFB is now Pacific Air Forces’ first base to house the fifth-generation fighter aircraft.
  • President signs executive order calling up Air Force Reserve medics, other specialties

    For the Air Force Reserve, personnel already serving in the Selected Reserve and Participating Individual Ready Reserve, as well as those assigned to the Individual Ready Reserve, may be asked to volunteer to activate in support of COVID-19 response. If taskings exceed the volunteer pool, involuntary mobilization of the SELRES and IRR to active status is now authorized to ensure mission accomplishment.
  • Department of the Air Force leaders take steps to thwart COVID-19 exposure while setting important examples

    The idea is simple and effective – leaders including Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein, and Chief of Space Operations Gen. John Raymond among others are divided into separate “Blue” and “Silver” teams. Only one team at a time works from the Pentagon.
  • CSAF letter to commanders

    "Commanding your wings when things are going well is a pleasure … but rarely remembered. Commanding during a crisis is an opportunity of a lifetime for you, your Chief and your Spouse (or volunteer lead spouse) to rise to the occasion and lead through the storm. This is a time that will be remembered by all." Letter by CSAF to commanders (and Civilian Equivalents).
  • Air Force studies fatigue, sleep to enhance readiness

    Researchers with the Air Force Research Laboratory 711th Human Performance Wing, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, are looking for ways to better equip Airmen and their leadership with crucial data to ensure that Airmen are getting the necessary rest to maximize mission execution. A team of human performance experts is looking at sleep and fatigue from several perspectives. They are tracking sleep habits in pilots and other operators, while also evaluating sleep-monitoring technology to ensure its accuracy and ability to work in an operational setting.
  • Air Force warns Airmen of electronic cigarette risks

    The Air Force, much like the civilian population, is seeing a decrease in traditional tobacco use, but an increase in e-cigarette use.
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