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  • Special Tactics Wing, AFRL develop smartphone app to mitigate COVID-19 risk

    Medical and Preservation of the Force and Family team members of the 24th Special Operations Wing, headquartered at Hurlburt Field, Florida, teamed up with the Air Force Research Lab to develop a way to monitor ST operators’ health status during the pandemic straight from their smartphones.
  • 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.
  • 445th Airlift Wing Commandos coming home

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — 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.
  • Air Force scientists develop means for detecting early stages of lung problems caused by COVID-19

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Air Force Research Laboratory scientists are working with University of Michigan and Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) researchers to build and test a revolutionary chemical sensing device that can detect acute respiratory disease syndrome (ARDS) associated with COVID-19 deaths.Under
  • Brothers come together in crisis response efforts

    Thousands of US troops deployed to New York City in April in support of coronavirus relief efforts at a number of medical facilities in the region. Among the response team: the Otto brothers of Ohio, a tight-knit family with a rich legacy of military service.
  • AFRL quick-response testing aids COVID-19 medical transport

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Research Laboratory 711th Human Performance Wing Biodynamics team is playing a vital role in the COVID-19 relief effort through testing to enable the safe transport of individuals affected by infectious diseases and biological agents.At the request of Air Mobility Command, the team recently
  • AFMC preparing for next phase of COVID-19 operations

    As states across the U.S. begin to slowly reopen their economies, Air Force Materiel Command leaders are similarly readying to return to full mission capacity following major disruptions caused by COVID-19.The plan is for AFMC’s six centers and eight installations to reconstitute and begin to reopen installation services and to return many
  • AFRL Aircraft Decontamination Team ramps up battle against COVID-19

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Health of air crews is paramount, and ensuring Air Force systems are safe to operate, including aircraft, is crucial.To support the global fight against COVID-19, the Air Force Research Laboratory quickly stood up an aircraft decontamination team pooling bioenvironmental, aircraft materials and medical
  • Secretary Barrett views AFMC missions in action during COVID-19

    Secretary of the Air Force Barbara M. Barrett paid a surprise visit to Air Force Materiel Command Airmen executing critical mission activities at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, April 21. The visit provided an opportunity to highlight the countless ways AFMC Airmen are supporting the whole-of-government response to the coronavirus pandemic while continuing to safely execute the command’s critical missions for the warfighter.
  • AFMC mission operational under ‘new norm’

    With a focus on high priority, critical operational needs and ensuring the health and safety of Airmen, the Air Force Materiel Command continues to maintain support to the Air Force across all mission areas in the face of COVID-19.
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