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  • Embedded mental health essential during pandemic (Part 1)

    Embedded Air Force mental health professionals play a critical role in keeping Airmen mission ready, and during the COVID-19 pandemic they are even more important to maintaining readiness.
  • Clinic patients urged to use virtual messaging tool

    COVID-19 pandemic safeguards are well established on base to enable Airmen to seek necessary healthcare, according to Col. Andrew Purath, Joint Base Andrews and 11th Wing commander.
  • Fail Forward: Lessons learned from a career AF Special Tactics operator

    After nearly two decades in the Air Force, I have trained, tried and failed so many times that I’ve accumulated a near endless stream of consciousness that is simultaneously conscious and muscle memory. All of these lessons- hard learned and through both failure and victory- came to light during the After Action Report process. We commonly refer to the information gleaned in these sessions as “lessons learned”. Get done with the mission, take care of weapons, sensitive items, and reset. Then, when everything is fresh in your mind, explore what was good, bad, ugly and perfect. Formalize those lessons and most importantly, don’t allow the same mistakes you made last time.
  • Redefining 'normal' mental health care still means delivering quality patient care

    Mental Health Technicians (4Cs) in Air Education and Training Command are redefining what “normal” is during the COVID-19 pandemic, while still delivering quality patient care in various different methods and providing Disaster Mental Health services when requested.
  • Air Force update for COVID-19

    In an effort to minimize the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 and to prioritize the health and safety of Department of the Air Force personnel, the following modifications have been made:
  • DOD Launches Financial Education Website for Military Spouses

    The MilSpouse Money Mission website launched to support financial literacy for military spouses.
  • 459th family survives COVID-19

    JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. – Wing civilian Gregory Locke and his wife Lindsey recently shared their story of how their family survived COVID-19 through self-quarantine and isolation. Lindsey Locke is a Certified Nursing Assistant at Bayhealth Medical Center in Dover, De. During her duties, she was exposed to a coronavirus patient. After being notified
  • Officer OPR policy update due to COVID-19 response

    A new policy affecting a specific segment of Total Force officers impacted by the Department of Defense stop movement order, has extended the time under supervision required to initiate an Officer Performance Report from 120 days to 180. This temporary policy change applies only to officers who received an OPR prior to a projected permanent change of station which coincided with the stop movement order.
  • Airmen urged to maintain healthy dental habits during COVID-19 pandemic

    In March, the U.S. Air Force began deferring routine and non-urgent dental care to slow the spread of COVID-19. In alignment with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Dental Association and Department of Defense policies, most dental care has been deferred, with the exception of emergencies, cases considered medically necessary, and care for deploying and deployed personnel.
  • JBA sparks innovation for COVID-19 facemasks

    In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, personnel at JBA are coming up with ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19 while continuing to carry out the many missions on base. Social distancing is a challenge for personnel in the medical, emergency response and aviation fields, as they balance performing their mission-essential duties and maintaining the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommended six feet of distance. The use of facemasks solves this problem but presents another challenge in terms of supply.