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  • Department of the Air Force pushes fitness testing to Jan. 1

    To continue minimizing close contact among personnel during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and ensure units and personnel are fully ready to resume, testing has been delayed from October to January, and testing in January will move forward without obtaining waist, height and weight measurements.
  • Air Force Recruiting Service develops electronic Officer Qualifying Test

    As the COVID-19 pandemic persists, Air Force Recruiting Service continues to find innovative ways to overcome obstacles. In conjunction with the Air Force’s Personnel Center, an electronic version of the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test is now available for the first time ever.
  • New ID cards being issued for military family members, retirees

    Defense Department began issuing Next Generation Uniformed Services Identification Cards July 31, the first time since 1993 that changes to the card have been made.
  • Military OneSource, family readiness, spouse programs remain available

    The Defense Department's Military Community and Family Policy office is adapting how it executes its programs in an effort to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • COVID Coach helps veterans, service members cope

    COVID Coach is a free, easy-to-use mobile application created for everyone, especially veterans and service members, to support self-care and overall mental health during the coronavirus, or COVID-19, pandemic.
  • For some, working from home brings more pain than comfort

    “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.
  • Tricare Selected Reserve termination explained

    Office of the Secretary of Defense will allow members up to five months, instead of the original three-month period, to pay overdue premiums to have coverage reinstated and will honor any medical services and bills incurred during that time, once premiums are paid.
  • 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 updates travel restrictions, releases list of 'green locations'

    The Secretary of Defense recently signed a memo, moving to a conditions-based, phased approach to personnel movement and travel.
  • 445th Airlift Wing Commandos coming home

    It’s been about two months since seven Citizen Airmen departed Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio with only 24 hours’ notice to support COVID-19 relief efforts in New York City.
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