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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

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

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

The Defense Department is crowdsourcing to find better ways to promote diversity and inclusion.