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  • Space Security Challenge 2021: Hack-A-Sat 2 registration opens

    The U.S. Air and Space Forces in collaboration with the security research community opened registration May 4 for the qualification round of the second annual Space Security Challenge: Hack-A-Sat satellite hacking challenge.
  • AFMC Connect May focus: Contribute

    A healthy workplace is one in which everyone collaborates to achieve mission goals and feels compelled to contribute, which is the focus topic for AFMC Connect for May 2021. It is important for each individual Airman to contribute to a unit’s mission and to have that contribution recognized. Each person’s role should be clearly understood and opportunities for continual growth provided.
  • Vaccines, telework and more addressed at AFMC Virtual Town Hall

    Air Force Materiel Command leaders addressed hot topics from across the command during a virtual town hall, April 27. Gen. Arnold W. Bunch, Jr., AFMC Commander, was joined by Patricia M. Young, AFMC Executive Director and Chief Master Sgt. Stanley C. Cadell, AFMC Command Chief, on a Microsoft Commercial Virtual Remote Teams live event viewed by over 6,000 Airmen from across the mission footprint.
  • DoD, Coast Guard Civilians can shop in store with Army & Air Force Exchange Service starting May 1

    After a change in Department of Defense policy, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is opening its doors to 575,000 DoD and Coast Guard civilian employees starting May 1. The DoD announced the policy change April 29.  Access to ShopMyExchange.com will start later this year. Opening exchange access to DoD and Coast Guard civilian employees working on installations will improve dividends to Quality-of-Life programs, leverage the military exchanges’ buying power and strengthen the Exchange benefit for Soldiers, Airmen and Guardians—past, present and future.
  • Air Force Marathon opens volunteer registration May 1

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Volunteers: take your mark, get set, and go get registered to be a part of the 25th Air Force Marathon beginning May 1. Officials are in need of more than 2,400 volunteers this year, as the marathon continues to grow. “After a year of reduced volunteer opportunities, we are excited to come back and offer our
  • Air Force Employee Assistance Program widens resource umbrella

    The variety of resources available to Air Force EAP users will increase with the revamping of the programs’ coaching and financial services, which go live May 1. The EAP is expanding the level of support to members by encompassing “positive” engagements like lifestyle coaching, where participants can establish goals and priorities to maximize personal stability.
  • DAF kicks off 2021 Fall Prevention Focus

    For the eighth year, the Department of the Air Force is partnering with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration during the National Safety Stand-Down to prevent falls being held May 3-7.
  • Air Force updates guidance for name changes in official record

    Effectively immediately, spaces between compound names are allowed when accomplishing name changes in MilPDS.
  • IG Disparity Review survey deadline extended

    The survey is part of the second ongoing Inspector General Disparity Review which expands its focus to gender and ethnicity, including Hispanics, Latinos, Asians, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders.
  • 72nd MDG physician assistant delivers CPR at home

    The skills and quick actions of a physician assistant assigned to the 72nd Operational Medical Readiness Squadron potentially saved a life on Sept. 30, 2020. First Lt. Aaron O’Meara and his girlfriend, Erica Arellano, who had just received a food delivery in the lobby of their apartment, discovered an unconscious man struggling to breathe in the elevator. O’Meara determined the man was unresponsive and proceeded to drag him out of the elevator so that he could safely assess him. At the same time, Arellano called 911. “I realized he wasn’t breathing,” O’Meara said. “He just had some agonal gasps, meaning he was sort of making the effort to breathe but not getting a full breath.” Unable to find a pulse, O’Meara began CPR compressions while instructing the apartment’s security guard to go find an automatic external defibrillator.
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