July 28, 2022
Monkeypox declared public health emergency: What Airmen and Guardians need to know
FALLS CHURCH, Va. —
The World Health Organization declared monkeypox a public health emergency on July 23.
Oct. 3, 2021
442 FW Services Senior NCO Serves up myFitness Tips and Tricks for AFRC
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo.-- Senior Master Sgt. Jason Billingsley, the superintendent of the 442d Sustainment Services Flight, led a virtual training about myFitness for Air Force Reserve Command’s services Airmen, Oct. 3, 2021.
Sept. 16, 2021
Air Force Women’s Initiative Team champions women’s health care
FALLS CHURCH, Va. —
The Air Force’s Women’s Initiative Team has multiple lines of effort addressing barriers through policy change. The members of the WIT’s Female-Specialized Health Care Programs have a vision to build an Air Force health care system that strengthens high quality women’s care.
Sept. 15, 2021
Under Secretary of the Air Force Talks Mandatory COVID Vaccination Efforts with Air Force Reserve
JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. (AFNS) -- During a roundtable discussion at the 459th Air Refueling Wing at Joint Base Andrews, Sep. 11, Under Secretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones met with Air Force Reservists to discuss the Department of Defense-wide COVID-19 vaccination directive and its quickly-approaching completion deadline of Dec. 2, for the Air Force Reserve established by Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall.
Aug. 9, 2021
Airman Advocates for Neurodiversity in Military
SAN ANTONIO, Texas (AFNS) —
A passenger-filled sedan rolled violently against a dirt median, abruptly halted on its roof and blocked oncoming traffic on the interstate. Master Sgt. Shale Norwitz’s duty to protect and serve took precedence.
Spangdahlem AB Tests New PT Options
Fitness Assessment Airmen from the 52nd Force Support Squadron began testing the new physical training options scheduled to become available Air Force-wide in the beginning of 2022.
July 23, 2021
Improving readiness for a diverse force
TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. —
Throughout 2020 and 2021, the U.S. Air Force rolled out several changes to the dress and appearance Air Force Instruction. Most of the changes have been seen in female-specific regulations.
Significant changes to the restrictions on female hair early on in 2021 included allowing braids and ponytails in all uniforms, operational safety permitting.
July 20, 2021
Air Force Surgeon General outlines priorities, future of USAF medicine
From turning a corner in the pandemic and Military Health System transformation, to readying his medics for the next major threat, Lt. Gen. Robert I. Miller, U.S. Air Force Surgeon General, knows the key to the Air Force Medical Service’s success comes from its most important asset - its people.
July 12, 2021
Innovation working group strives to enhance METC training
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas —
Experienced instructors, state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories, and degree pathway programs are some of the many features that give the Medical Education and Training Campus at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, an edge in producing highly-trained, military allied health professionals.
June 24, 2021
PTSD, What You Should Know
JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. —
According to the National Center for PTSD-Department of Veterans Affairs, PTSD is a mental health issue that one may develop after witnessing or experiencing a life-threatening event such as a natural disaster, combat, sexual assault, or car accident. They also specify that anyone can develop PTSD and at any time in their life after a traumatic event.