March 31, 2020
Telework. How hard can it be?
Jiont Base San Antonio - Lackland, Texas —
When I first heard we were going to telework, I thought “Great! How hard can it be?”When I Imagined myself teleworking from home as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, I was sitting in my cozy home-office, sipping my morning tea, more productive than ever because telework means without the normal daily office interruptions. Easy. I’ll take it!I
March 30, 2020
President signs executive order calling up Air Force Reserve medics, other specialties
ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. (AFNS) —
For the Air Force Reserve, personnel already serving in the Selected Reserve and Participating Individual Ready Reserve, as well as those assigned to the Individual Ready Reserve, may be asked to volunteer to activate in support of COVID-19 response. If taskings exceed the volunteer pool, involuntary mobilization of the SELRES and IRR to active status is now authorized to ensure mission accomplishment.
March 25, 2020
99 ABW units partner to improve network access for 17K personnel
NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. —
Three 99th Air Base Wing units recently expedited the purchase of over 300 laptops, tablets and smartphones to provide improved telework capability for nearly 17,000 active-duty and civilian personnel assigned to Nellis and Creech Air Force bases.
Air Force update for COVID-19
WASHINGTON (AFNS) —
In an effort to minimize the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 and to prioritize the health and safety of Department of the Air Force personnel, the following modifications have been made.
March 20, 2020
99th MDG fights COVID-19
NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. —
Staff Sgt. Juan Acuna, dental assistant assigned to the 99th Dental Squadron, hands out information sheets at the Mike O'Callaghan Military Medical Center (MOMMC) on Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, March 20, 2020. MOMMC is postured to support the medical needs of the Nellis Air Force Base community. (U.S. Air force photo by Airman 1st Class Bryan
March 18, 2020
Goldfein emphasizes protecting force from COVID-19 while fulfilling all missions, operational priorities
ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) —
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein said March 18 there have been seven confirmed cases of the new coronavirus to date among active-duty personnel, but that the Air Force is “still conducting global missions … which is priority one.”
March 17, 2020
Travel and allowance guidance during COVID-19
ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. —
The following information and guidance includes questions and answers on travel and transportation for civilian employees and their dependents.
The Joint Travel Regulations Revisions listed below went into effect March 13.
Any further questions should be directed to staffs at local traffic management offices.
March 13, 2020
DoD Directs Stop Movement in response to COVID-19
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – —
The Department of Defense issued a stop movement of all personnel to, from or through Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designated Level 3 COVID-19 locations effective March 13 and for the next 60 days. Following Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper’s announcement of new travel restrictions, the Air Force began implementing and complying with this guidance.
March 10, 2020
Coronavirus Disease: What you should know
JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. —
There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
March 9, 2020
DOD Issues Flexible Instructions on Response to Coronavirus
The Defense Department has issued instructions to the armed services and department heads on how to respond to the implications of the growing coronavirus outbreak.