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.
Oct. 20, 2020
DoD activates MQ-9s for imagery support in wildland fire fighting
CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. —
Airmen at the 432nd Wing recently participated in Department of Defense support efforts to fight the California wildland fires.
Sept. 23, 2020
NTTR: Training our way to victory
NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. —
Red Flag, an air-to-air combat exercise for pilots, and Green Flag, a ground combat training exercise, are two of the largest training operations in the Department of Defense. The NTTR enables training opportunities like these, while also providing a practice home to the U.S. Air Force Aerial Demonstration team and daily flying operations for squadrons based at Nellis.
Aug. 25, 2020
DOD Crowdsources Efforts to Promote Diversity, Inclusion
WASHINGTON (AFNS) —
The Defense Department is crowdsourcing to find better ways to promote diversity and inclusion.