April 27, 2020
Remotely piloted aircraft crews maintain mission readiness during COVID-19
FALLS CHURCH, Va. —
COVID-19 cannot stop the dedicated Airmen who fly remotely piloted aircraft in support of global operations. COVID-19 has now increased health awareness for everyone, and RPA pilots are no exception.
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 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 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.