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 22, 2021
AFRL SBIR Partnership Thinks Outside of the Box with Covid-19 Enclosure
Article written by Jim Ingram - Rising to the world’s daily challenges through technology is the very fiber of the Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. That resilient drive and dedication endures with a new medical device inspired by the heroic staff battling COVID-19.
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.
July 8, 2021
GREENVILLE, Ky. – One Soldier’s passion for preventive medicine became an unusual annual tradition at Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center in Greenville, Ky.
Uniforms with Programmable Fiber could Transmit Data and More
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — Army-funded research has resulted in the development of a programmable fiber that could transmit data from military uniforms.
Naval Hospital Jacksonville celebrates 80 years of health and readiness
On July 1, Naval Hospital (NH) Jacksonville celebrates 80 years of providing health care and readiness.
Ky. Guard Reaches New COVID Milestone with UofL Ending Drive-Thru Testing and Vaccination Site Downtown
The Kentucky National Guard has been working alongside the University of Louisville since March of 2020 in the fight against COVID.
July 6, 2021
Air Force releases cardio and strength fitness assessment alternatives, new online capabilities
WASHINGTON (AFNS) —
The Air Force will provide Airmen five physical fitness assessment alternatives - three for the cardio portion and sit-up components and two for the push-up component of the physical fitness assessment beginning in early 2022.
July 1, 2021
COVID-19 pandemic not over, concerns over Delta Variant growing
Nearly 68% of active duty personnel have been vaccinated against COVID-19 with at least one dose. But that still leaves many service members vulnerable to the delta variant of the virus, health officials at the Pentagon said.