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  • Help Agency Team visits AUAB Units

    Anyone that has deployed knows that deployed life can be taxing, fast-pace and in some cases overwhelming, which is why the Helping Agency Team from the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing conducted a “wellness walk,” July 12, 2020, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar.
  • Operating in the field

    Photo Essay: U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the Combat Team Member Course treat a simulated injured person during training at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, July 9, 2020. The CTMC gives Airmen both classroom and hands-on training for a variety of skill sets to ensure their readiness to execute the mission downrange. The CTMC, a two-month course designed for combat search and rescue Airmen as a part of their career progression training, provided the opportunity to practice treating and evacuating injured personnel while addressing a variety of injuries and other challenges.
  • Air Force Fall Prevention Focus hits home

    One Airman or Space Professional lost to a fall mishap is one too many. Since 2015 there have been 15 fatalities and permanent disabilities caused by on and off-duty falls in the Air Force. That’s one of the many reasons we are passionate about fall prevention. Take some time to focus on fall prevention July 20-24 using this year’s Air Force theme, “Calling All Fall Prevention Warriors!”
  • THAAD protects CENTCOM AOR

    Photo Essay: Soldiers from Bravo Battery, 2nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment system check a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) launcher during routine start up procedures in the U.S. Central Command’s area of responsibility, June 25, 2020. The THAAD system and its Army operators are deployed to the region to assist in the deterrence and defense of malign forces in the area.
  • Legion Pod achieves major milestones

    The Legion Pod, known for its advanced IRST (infrared search and track) capabilities, hit two major milestones at Eglin AFB with the first missile shot of an AIM-9X using the Legion Pod on an F-15C Eagle and the first-ever flight of an operational F-16 Fighting Falcon with the Legion Pod on July 8 and 13, 2020, respectively.
  • U-2 Dragon Lady supports U.S, NATO objectives

    The U-2 Dragon Lady assigned to the 9th Reconnaissance Wing, Beale Air Force Base, Calif. is currently deployed to RAF Fairford as part of the 99th Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron. The aircraft supplements a variety of missions that enhance regional and global security in support of U.S. and NATO allies and regional partners.
  • Bringing the fight to COVID-19: Creech conducts serology testing

    Photo Essay: Medical personnel from the Creech Medical Clinic and the 99th Medical Group conducted a blood draw for COVID-19 serology testing on July 7, 2020 at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada, . The objective of serology testing is to determine if the test can identify personnel who had COVID-19 but were asymptomatic or not diagnosed, or if the saliva test is sufficient for evaluation. The results of these tests will serve as a metric for medical professionals to determine the percentage of the Creech population, who were infected by the virus and now have antibodies. Research from Joint Base Langley-Eustis suggests that swab tests have a sensitivity of 70-80% and that serology has a 98% sensitivity.
  • DAF awards contract for first lot of F-15EX fighter aircraft

    The contract, awarded to Boeing, provides for the design, development, integration, manufacturing, test, verification, certification, delivery, sustainment and modification of F-15EX aircraft, including spares, support equipment, training materials, technical data and technical support.
  • For some, working from home brings neck and back pain

    “There’s no place like home” may be an appropriate sentiment for people who favor working from the comfort of home during the novel coronavirus pandemic. However, it doesn’t ring true for those teleworkers who are feeling more pain than comfort because their home office leaves much to be desired. “I would have to say the most common complaint of teleworkers is neck and upper back pain between the shoulder blades,” said Jason Wheeler, 559th Medical Squadron physical therapist.
  • Military Women Leading the Way: Senior leaders mentor through open forum

    The grand slam 5/6 group held a women’s panel, “Military Women Leading the Way,” July 8, 2020 at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar.
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