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  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Air Force lab testing samples of COVID-19

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine’s epidemiology laboratory is the Air Force’s sole clinical reference laboratory, and as such, is testing and processing samples of COVID-19 sent from military treatment facilities around the world.The