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  • Keeping Airmen Healthy While the Mission Keeps Going

    According to the World Health Organization (WHO), COVID-19 can spread through small droplets released when an infected person coughs or exhales. These droplets land on surfaces around a person and put other people at risk of getting infected. To prevent the spreading of COVID-19, Airmen are sanitizing the U-2 Dragon Lady’s cockpit regularly, ensuring the safety of U-2 pilots and Airmen working on the 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.
  • DOD releases overseas stop movement order in response to COVID-19

    Building upon previously enacted movement restrictions governing foreign travel, permanent change of station moves, temporary duty and personal leave, this stop movement order will also impact exercises, deployments, redeployments and other global force management activities. Approximately 90,000 Service Members slated to deploy or redeploy over the next 60 days will likely be impacted by this stop movement order.
  • Hill fighter wings continue flying operations amid COVID-19 crisis

    The active duty 388th Fighter Wing and Reserve 419th Fighter Wing are continuing to train and fly the F-35A Lightning II despite the current global Coronavirus outbreak in segmented operations that allows separation between groups of Airmen who may be needed to deploy at any time.
  • Five faces of SFS Operations provide multi-layered defense

    Al Dhafra Air Base, located on the Arabian Peninsula in the United Arab Emirates, is key to ensuring stability in the Middle East by delivering decisive airpower, defending the region, and developing relationships with coalition partners. The security of its assets and personnel is critical to the successful execution of these missions. This responsibility lies with the 380th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron and its unique teams of experienced defenders.
  • 386th ELRS expedites rations time from pallet to warfighter

    Airmen assigned to the 386th ELRS cargo processing team ensure that 15 to 30 thousand pounds of water, food, and MREs are delivered across the area of responsibility to military members in need.
  • JTAC supports DASMAN SHIELD 20; Air Force air to ground command control seen first-hand

    DASMAN SHIELD is a bi-lateral military-to-military live fire artillery exercise designed to strengthen interoperability and expand capabilities between U.S. and Kuwaiti air and land assets while simultaneously providing training on techniques and procedures in potential real-world contingencies.
  • Members of the 55th Wing bring the RJ to SA

    Members of the Air Force’s 55th Wing, out of Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, stopped by JBSA-Lackland, to demonstrate the unique capabilities of the RC-135, known as Rivet Joint. The Rivet Joint is one of several Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance aircraft used, in part, to collect, survey and analyze data.
  • 23d MDG enables 15th ASOS mission

    The 23d Medical Group partnered with the 15th Air Support Operations Squadron to expedite the medical clearance process for Airmen at Fort Stewart, Georgia. One 23d MDG flight surgeon and medical technician performed flight physicals for 15th ASOS tactical air control party specialists, enabling the unit to expedite training and reduce traveling expenses.
  • Gas by grass: transporting fuel by truck

    No matter how well jets are maintained, they can’t fly without fuel. That’s where the Fuels Management Flight comes in.
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