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June 16, 2021

Current PCS, household goods affected by supply shortages

According to a newly released communiqué from the Air Force’s Personal Property Activity Headquarters, “Department of Defense demand this peak (PCS) season has greatly exceeded commercial industry capabilities, largely due to resource constraints associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Per industry, this resulted in a 25% decrease in their labor pool, resulting in (decreased) personal property movement capacity necessary to support private sector and government demand.”

May 18, 2021

Team 432 hosts COVID Vaccine PODS

Airmen from the 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing receive their COVID -19 vaccinations at the Hunter Medical Clinic at Creech Air Force Base.

March 1, 2021

432nd WG/432nd AEW Commander receives first COVID-19 Vaccine

Col. Stephen R. Jones, 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing commander, receives his first COVID-19 vaccination at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Feb. 12, 2021. Jones chose to get the vaccine to set the example for the Hunter Family and to protect Airmen, the mission, and community as the world continues to battle COVID-19. (U.S. Air Force photo

Feb. 5, 2021

DOD makes masks mandatory on all US military installations

The Defense Department on Feb. 4 issued an order requiring all service members and civilians on U.S. military installations—whether indoors or outdoors—to wear a mask to try to limit the spread of COVID-19, with limited exceptions. However, vaccines against the new coronavirus remain voluntary, and a number of military family members have told Blue Star Families they don’t plan on getting a shot.

Dec. 7, 2020

Department of the Air Force moves Physical Fitness Assessments to April 2021, removes waist measurement from composite score permanently

To ensure social distancing practices remain in place during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and to give Airmen and Space Professionals time to prepare, testing was delayed from October to January and is now further delayed to April.

Nov. 24, 2020

Coalition VIRTUAL FLAG: joint and coalition partners train as they fight

The 705th Combat Training Squadron, home of Air Combat Command's Distributed Mission Operations Center, recently hosted one of the world's largest virtual air combat exercises at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico. Coalition VIRTUAL FLAG 21‑1 ran at distributed locations across the globe, October 26 through November 6.

Nov. 23, 2020

Celebrating Thanksgiving Safely

Traditional Thanksgiving gatherings with family and friends are fun but can increase the chances of getting or spreading COVID-19 or the flu. Follow these tips to make your Thanksgiving holiday safer.

Oct. 28, 2020

I'm the FDA point person on COVID-19 vaccines. We'll make sure they're safe and effective.

This Op-Ed by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration was originally published in USA Today. Placement of this Op-Ed does not imply promotion, nor unofficial or official endorsement, by the United States Air Force Office of the Air Force Surgeon General.

July 13, 2020

Bringing the fight to COVID-19: Creech conducts serology testing

Senior Airman Killian, left, 99th Medical Group and Tech. Sgt. Benigno, right, 489th Attack Squadron, flight and operational medical technicians demonstrate a serology test at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada, July 7, 2020. The objective is to determine if the serology test better identifies those that had COVID-19 but were asymptomatic or not

June 23, 2020

CSAF returns to Home of the Hunters: Praises persistence, readiness through COVID

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein visited the Home of the Hunters to discuss enterprise and installation growth and see how the wing sustains their 24/7 Remotely Piloted Aircraft missions through COVID-19, June 20.