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May 6, 2020

DoD, Department of the Air Force take steps to protect military families moving during COVID-19

Under the new standards, moving industry personnel must adhere to all Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 health protection protocols while in the service member’s residence. That means moving personnel must wear face coverings, clean frequently touched surfaces and sanitize their hands often. They must also minimize the number of personnel at the member’s residence in order to meet social distancing requirements.

March 30, 2020

President signs executive order calling up Air Force Reserve medics, other specialties

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

Air Force update for COVID-19

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 18, 2020

Goldfein emphasizes protecting force from COVID-19 while fulfilling all missions, operational priorities

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.”

Feb. 26, 2020

ACC Bridge connects Airmen worldwide

Air Combat Command’s Directorate of Manpower, Personnel and Services partnered with a public affairs team to develop a new website exclusively focused on resources that will build resiliency, improve diversity and prevent violence. They chose to call it The Bridge because it will connect ACC leaders, supervisors, teammates and families when actively used.

Jan. 3, 2020

Air Force to solicit 75th birthday theme ideas

Concepts for the 75th birthday theme should consider inclusiveness of multi-domain operations, capture Airmen’s innovation and reflect the Air Force’s heritage over the last 75 years.

Dec. 26, 2019

Military conducts first test of Advanced Battle Management System

The Air Force, Navy and Army used new methods and technology Dec. 16-18 for collecting, analyzing and sharing information in real time to identify and defeat a simulated cruise missile threat.

Nov. 7, 2019

Goldfein outlines risks of budget uncertainties

Funding for the entire U.S. government expires Nov. 22 at 12:01 a.m. unless Congress acts. While progress on forging a budget agreement has been slow, congressional aides say there is movement toward approving a short-term spending plan that keeps the government running into December.

Oct. 22, 2019

Senate confirms Barrett to be Air Force secretary

The 85 to 7 vote makes Barbara Barrett the third consecutive woman confirmed to lead the Air Force and its 685,000 total force Airmen. Barrett replaces Heather Wilson who resigned in May. Undersecretary Matthew Donovan served as acting secretary in the interim.

May 6, 2019

Leaders discuss Tyndall AFB rebuild at second Industry Day

John Henderson, assistant secretary of the Air Force for installations, environment and energy, reaffirmed the Air Force’s commitment to rebuild Tyndall Air Force Base during a symposium with industry representatives May 2, at Florida State University-Panama City.