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  • Myths and facts about the vax — debunking common COVID-19 vaccine myths

    The COVID-19 vaccine has been mandated across the Department of Defense and despite its demonstrated effectiveness and safety, a host of myths have left some Airmen and Guardians hesitant to receive it. While social media posts and some news outlets may make it harder to keep up with what is fact or

  • AFMC Airmen augment alternative fitness beta test

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Airmen at four Air Force Materiel Command installations are helping to beta test the new alternative fitness components announced by the Air Force in July 2021.Volunteer testers at Wright-Patterson, Hill, Edwards, and Tinker Air Force Bases will provide data

  • AFMC funds $5 million in additional AFMC We Need efforts

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - The Air Force Materiel Command has released an additional $5 million for projects across the enterprise, continuing the drive towards the goals of the AFMC We Need initiative launched in 2019.“Altogether we were able to fund nearly $10 million in AFMC We Need

  • Meet the 2021 I-WEPTAC MAWG Chairs

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – Meet the 2021 I-WEPTAC Mission Area Working Group chairs. The teams they lead are charged with helping shape the future of Air Force combat support by finding innovative solutions to today’s installation and mission support challenges.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 88th ABW Airmen sharpen expeditionary skills

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Airmen from the 88th Air Base Wing tested their expeditionary skills Aug. 28-29 at the War Fighters Training Area here.Following two days of equipment issue and briefings, 129 Airmen from across the 88th ABW spent two days in the field for Base Expeditionary

  • Air Force stands up Air Force Medical Readiness Agency

    In a ceremony Friday at the Defense Health Headquarters in Falls Church, Virginia, the Air Force Medical Service stood up a new field operating agency, the Air Force Medical Readiness Agency.Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, Air Force Surgeon General, and Brig. Gen. Mark Koeniger, incoming AFMRA commander,