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  • AF implements options for Exceptional Family Members during pandemic

    The Exceptional Family Member Program instituted new support to minimize the impact caused by department COVID-19 policies, including the Stop Movement order and social distancing guidelines.
  • Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) now requiring patrons, employees to wear face coverings at its stores worldwide

    Commissaries worldwide are requiring some form of face covering for store employees and customers to enter a commissary. DeCA’s guidance is effective Friday, April 10. Commissary patrons must wear some form of face covering such as masks, scarfs, bandannas, clean t-shirts, or cloths to cover the nose and mouth.
  • BMT adapts to limit spread of COVID-19

    The shift is in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which will allow the training pipeline to continue and help ensure the health and safety of trainees and instructors while also providing relief to Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland’s training infrastructure.
  • ‘Disruptive renovation’: Airman fitness vital amid COVID-19 pandemic

    According to the American College of Sports Medicine, regular physical activity can help reduce feelings of stress and anxiety. Also, moderately intense physical activity is associated with better immune function.
  • Wright-Patt Reserve Citizen Airmen deploy to NYC to battle COVID-19

    With only 24 hours’ notice, seven Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 445th Airlift Wing packed their bags, said goodbye to their families and boarded a C-17 Globemaster III bound for New York City, where more than 67,000 people have tested positive for COVID-19. The team of Air Force medical professionals volunteered to deploy in response to the coronavirus crisis in New York.
  • Air Force releases guidance on use of cloth face covers

    To the extent practical, without significantly impacting mission, all individuals on Department of the Air Force property, installations and facilities are required to wear cloth face coverings when they cannot maintain six feet of physical distance in public areas or work centers.
  • 445th AMDS, ASTS deploy to New York to help with COVID-19 pandemic

    Citizen Airmen from the 445th Airlift Wing’s Aeromedical Staging and Aerospace Medicine Squadrons were notified April 4, 2020 that they would be mobilized to New York City to help with the COVID-19 pandemic. They reported for deployment within 24 hours. The Citizen Airmen left April 5th to join other military personnel providing medical services at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. This deployment is part of a larger mobilization package of more than 120 doctors, nurses and respiratory technicians Air Force Reserve units across the nation provided over the past 48 hours in support of COVID-19 response to take care of Americans.
  • Air Force releases grooming, fitness guidance during COVID-19

    In a message to Airmen March 31, Lt. Gen. Brian T. Kelly, Air Force deputy chief of staff for manpower, personnel and services, explained installation commanders have the authority to adjust standards as needed, while also encouraging Airmen to maintain grooming and fitness standards to the greatest extent possible.
  • Possible military pharmacy changes due to COVID-19

    Do you use a military pharmacy? If so, there may be temporary limitations that result in s decrease in service or closure at your pharmacy due to COVID-19. To maintain patient and personnel safety, you may have to temporarily switch your prescription to TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery or to a TRICARE retail network pharmacy.
  • Air Force releases grooming, fitness guidance during COVID-19

    In a message to Airmen March 31, Lt. Gen. Brian T. Kelly, Air Force deputy chief of staff for manpower, personnel and services, explained installation commanders have the authority to adjust standards as needed, while also encouraging Airmen to maintain grooming and fitness standards to the greatest extent possible.
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