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  • OSS ensures airfield operations continue amid COVID-19 pandemic

    When the COVID-19 pandemic hit the local area in March, the 55th Operations Support Squadron faced a challenge unlike any they had faced before to keep airfield operations ongoing. By implementing numerous precautionary measures, this team of more than 200 people, whose vast mission ensures the 55th Wing and its partner units are able to successfully accomplish the flying mission here, have been able to do just that.
  • CSAF returns to Home of the Hunters: Praises persistence, readiness through COVID

    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein visited the Home of the Hunters to discuss enterprise and installation growth and see how the wing sustains their 24/7 Remotely Piloted Aircraft missions through COVID-19, June 20.
  • Air Force provider burnout - pouring from an empty cup

    Air Force medics are on the front lines against COVID-19, and maintaining their mental well-being is critical to keeping them in the fight. Delivering medical care in a pandemic or other crisis creates new mental health challenges, and makes existing challenges more serious. Medics should be aware of the increased risk to their well-being, and how it could affect their work caring for patients. One of the biggest risks for providers is burnout, or compassion fatigue.
  • DoD lifts travel restrictions in 39 states, 7 host nations

    The Secretary of Defense signed a memo on May 22, moving to a conditions-based, phased approach to personnel movement and travel.
  • Emergency Management disinfection team keep Airmen safe

    The 480th Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Wing Emergency Management team is focused on protecting Airmen, and maintaining mission readiness during any emergency situation. This was demonstrated recently, when a member was identified as having contacted COVID-19, EM team responded with their executed their disinfection team to ensure no one else would be exposed.
  • Guarding the Gateway

    Spanning from donning facial coverings to new work locations at home station, the deployed environment is no different. The area of responsibility has adapted to meet the needs of the mission in an ever-changing expeditionary landscape. For the 386th Expeditionary Medical Group, adapting has meant bringing in Airmen to screen the service members seeking transit through Cargo City.
  • Prioritizing sleep vital as Airmen adjust to new normal

    The COVID-19 epidemic affects every aspect of life, but a full night’s sleep remains vital to overall health and function. Continued lack of sleep can be detrimental to an Airman’s job performance, their ability to fight off infections, and their overall readiness and wellbeing.
  • 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.
  • 389th FS returns from extended deployment

    After an extended deployment supporting OPERATION INHERENT RESOLVE due to COVID-19, the 389th FS makes their return on the flight-line, hearing the sounds of celebration and the echoes of fellow Airmen saying welcome back.
  • Wildfire training turns to trial

    Northern California is an area prone to wildfires, which poses a hazard to both Recce Town’s members and assets. To combat this threat, the 9th Civil Engineer Squadron’s (CES) Fire Department organized training with wildland fire experts May 29, 2020.  During the training, the firefighters were put to the test.
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