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  • 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.”
  • Nurse and Tech Week: Battle-tested and ready

    This time last year, as the world was trying to wrap its head around an unknown and unforgiving new enemy, Air Force nurses and medical technicians found themselves on the front lines of COVID-19. This week, the Air Force Medical Service recognizes the continued contribution, sacrifice and dedication of its nurses and technicians. These Airmen continue to raise the bar on what it means to serve as an Air Force medic.
  • JBSA Religious Affairs Airmen to answer questions during live recruiting chat

    In an effort to ensure potential Air Force recruits have all the information they need to make decisions about their future military career, Air Force Recruiting Service offers live social media career chats each month when anyone can ask questions about a specific enlisted Air Force specialty. On Jan. 27, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Religious Affairs Airmen will be in the hot seat for questions regarding their careers.
  • Air Force hits record retention levels, reviews voluntary force management efforts

    The Department of the Air Force is seeing its highest retention levels in 20 years, second only to rates recorded shortly after 9/11 in 2002.
  • Air Force top officials visit JBSA missions for first combined trip

    Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett was accompanied by newly sworn-in Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Charles Brown, Jr. and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force JoAnne Bass to take a closer look at operations across Joint Base San Antonio during COVID-19.
  • Feasibility of secondary Air Force BMT location proven; COVID-19 surge operations to begin June 2

    Air Force officials announced that, beginning June 2, the service will continue to hold basic military training at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, as a secondary location until the end of COVID-19 surge operations. The decision to stand up initial operating capability under 37th Training Wing comes after a successful proof of concept trial run.
  • Special Tactics Airman leads outreach programs for COVID-19 relief

    Capt. Jack Gouge, an Air Force Special Tactics Officer assigned to the 17th Special Tactics Squadron at Fort Benning, Georgia, is leading outreach efforts to collect over a thousand pounds of food and supplies for COVID-19 relief in Puyallup, Washington May, 2020.
  • First Airmen graduate BMT at Keesler since 1968

    For the first time since 1968, a flight of nearly 60 Airmen from the 37th Training Wing Detachment 5 graduated U.S. Air Force basic military training here May 15. ​ Due to safety concerns stemming from COVID-19, the Air Force sent new recruits to Keesler to demonstrate a proof of concept to generate the force at multiple locations during contingencies.
  • Care through Crafting; Recruiting civilian sews masks for Air Force family, community

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – While much of the country is still practicing isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic, a concerned member of Air Force Recruiting Service has found a way to give back and aid in protecting those who are still working the front lines. Kimberly Mader is known by her co-workers for having a caring approach throughout her 28-year
  • Air Force SERE modernizes training

    The 336th Training Group at Fairchild AFB, Washington, is streamlining Air Force Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape training with several possible permanent changes to modernize training which have been under review but are being expedited because of COVID-19.
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