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  • Nurse and Tech Week: Battle-tested and ready

    FALLS CHURCH, Va. -- 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.Air Force nurses and technicians have remained battle-tested and ready for a fight like this. Saving lives amid insurmountable odds
  • PT test pushed to July, updates to scoring, physical components ahead

    When assessments resume, the three-component fitness test (1.5 mile run, 1 minute of pushups and situps) will be reset with scores calculated on a new three component scoring table. In addition, work is underway to separate scoring into five-year age groups as opposed to the previous ten – for example, age groups will start at <25, 25-29 years old, 30-34, years old, etc.
  • Air Force moves physical fitness assessments to April 2021, removes waist measurement from composite score permanently

    To ensure social distancing practices remain in place during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and to give Airmen and Space Professionals time to prepare, testing was delayed from October to January and is now further delayed to April.
  • DOD announces COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan

    Today, the Department of Defense announced its deliberate and phased plan to distribute and administer initial and subsequent allocations of the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • 177th Fighter Wing off NJ COVID-19 response mission

    On July 23, 2020, the 177th Fighter Wing commander briefed members of his leadership team that all Jersey Devils were off of the NJ COVID-19 Response mission. The over four-month long odyssey of support for the state ran the gamut from helping to set-up and run community-based, mobile COVID-19 testing sites, to helping NJ Joint Task Force 57 with creating additional medical capacity by setting up Federal Medical Stations in conjunction with numerous organizations, including the FEMA, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Department of Health, the Office of Emergency Management, and the New Jersey National Guard.
  • 34th CERFP provides critical testing support to Commonwealth’s COVID-19 response

    Nearly 200 Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen are concluding more than three months of continuous sample collection and other missions in support of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s COVID-19 response efforts. The Soldiers and Airman are assigned to the Richmond-based 34th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and High-Yield Explosives Enhanced Response Force Package, which was activated after the Governor of Virginia’s emergency declaration earlier in 2020.
  • Colorado Air Guard fabrication specialists craft masks during COVID-19

    Personal protective equipment has been in high demand since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.Members of the 140th Maintenance Group, 140th Wing, Colorado Air National Guard, at Buckley Air Force Base, Aurora, Colorado, used their military knowledge and skills to fabricate a solution.Shortly after the pandemic began, three members of the
  • Public Health needed now more than ever

    During the COVID-19 global pandemic, our nation has turned to the CDC for guidance, and in the Air National Guard, we are relying on our public health service members now more than ever. The introduction of the coronavirus has placed a new spotlight on the importance of public health.
  • Emergency Management Team Critical to Fighting COVID-19

    Emergency responses are anything but routine. However, with the prevention, preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation actions, the Emergency Management office is the guiding light for the Emergency Operations Center in crisis response procedures at the 104th Fighter Wing. “Our focus is on readiness and providing emergency services during
  • NY National Guard doubles force responding to COVID-19

    LATHAM, N.Y. – The New York National Guard has doubled the number of members helping to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in the state to more than 2,200 troops on duty.From Niagara Falls to Long Island, Soldiers and Airmen are providing logistical and administrative support to state and local government to contain the spread of the coronavirus and
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