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  • Religious accommodation requests: What to expect

    For Airmen seeking a religious accommodation request, chaplains play a critical role in ensuring each request is fully considered in accordance with DAFI 52-201, Religious Freedom in the Department of the Air Force.
  • FTG promotes fitness with new initiative

    This past March, after nearly a year of delays due to COVID-19, the U.S. Air Force announced that physical fitness testing would resume July 1. To help upcoming testers focus and get themselves back into a fitness mindset, the 413th Flight Test Group started a fitness initiative for members to take part in.The voluntary effort involves a schedule
  • Myths and facts about the vax — debunking common COVID-19 vaccine myths

    The COVID-19 vaccine has been mandated across the Department of Defense and despite its demonstrated effectiveness and safety, a host of myths have left some Airmen and Guardians hesitant to receive it. While social media posts and some news outlets may make it harder to keep up with what is fact or fiction, the science is clear … approved COVID-19 vaccines work.
  • DoD directs employees to start wearing face masks again

    Following guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Defense Department has directed employees working in areas at high risk for transmission to begin using face masks again as a measure to prevent the continued spread of the COVID-19 virus, especially the fast-moving, highly-transmittable Delta variant.
  • 413th ASTS administers COVID-19 vaccines

    The 413th Aeromedical Staging Squadron administered their first batch of coronavirus vaccines to members of Team Robins Saturday, March 6, during the squadron’s unit training assembly (UTA).Of the 100 doses they received from the 78th Medical Group, Robins’ host military treatment facility, the 413th ASTS administered 92.The vaccines arrived to the
  • Special leave accrual for service members

    Today, Matthew Donovan, under secretary of defense for personnel and readiness, signed a department-wide authorization for service members to accrue and retain an additional leave balance of up to 120 days. The department's actions to stem the spread of COVID-19 has significantly limited the ability of service members to take leave during this
  • Tricare Reserve Select

    In an effort to take care of Airmen and spread facts and not fear, Air Force Reserve Command senior leaders are encouraging all Reserve Citizen Airmen to visit the Air Force’s COVID-19 web page (https://www.af.mil/News/Coronavirus-Disease-2019/) and the Air Force Reserve Command’s COVID-19 web page (https://www.afrc.af.mil/COVID-19/) for the latest
  • Mobility Airmen transport medics, supplies to aid in fight against COVID-19

    U.S. Air Force Reserve mobility Airmen from California answered an urgent request April 5, deploying medical personnel to the state of New York to help combat COVID-19.
  • Air Force releases grooming, fitness guidance during COVID-19

    In a message to Airmen March 31, Lt. Gen. Brian T. Kelly, Air Force deputy chief of staff for manpower, personnel and services, explained installation commanders have the authority to adjust standards as needed, while also encouraging Airmen to maintain grooming and fitness standards to the greatest extent possible.
  • AF continues to monitor Zika, infected mosquitoes could hit US this summer

    As the threat of infected mosquitoes reaching the U.S. climbs, the Air Force continues to closely monitor the emergence of Zika virus infections to help inform and protect Airmen and their families. The World Health Organization declared Feb. 1 that the Zika virus is a public health emergency of international concern. According to the Centers for
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