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  • Current PCS, household goods affected by supply shortages

    According to a newly released communiqué from the Air Force’s Personal Property Activity Headquarters, Department of Defense demand this peak (PCS) season has greatly exceeded commercial industry capabilities, largely due to resource constraints associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Airmen share COVID experiences

    “You think you’re healthy and doing everything right until something happens that could change everything,” said 1st. Lt. Amanda Smies, a senior engineer at the Quick Reaction Capability Branch here. Smies was rushed to the emergency room, where she was confirmed positive with COVID-19. She had been completely asymptomatic until that point.
  • Entire Force May Be Vaccinated for COVID-19 by Early Summer

    WASHINGTON -- Defense Department officials have said the department will be ready to offer COVID-19 vaccinations to all eligible beneficiaries by May 1, in keeping with a White House announcement that on that date, all Americans will be able to get vaccinated if they want to."We are committed to contributing to the president achieving his goal of
  • Tinker to hold mass COVID vaccine clinic March 27

    The 72nd Medical Group has partnered with the Oklahoma County Public Health Department to do a mass COVID vaccination clinic on March 27 for FIRST DOSE of Moderna. The clinic will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Bldg. 1094 (the base medical treatment facility). Anyone 18 and older with base access is eligible to be vaccinated. Active duty military and dependents will have designated priority times. Due to the partnering with the local county, the DOD vaccination schema is not being followed. A valid base ID is required. The medical group wanted to stress there is a large volume of vaccines available to reach military, military dependents, civilians, contractors, retirees and anyone else with base access and ID.
  • Airman gives back by serving as translator for COVID vaccinations

    If you put a photo to the Air Force Core Values, you may see the face of a technical sergeant from the 349th Recruiting Squadron looking back at you.That face could belong to Tech. Sgt. Hugo Perez, an enlisted accessions recruiter, who not only embodies “service before self” in his job but also out in his community.On March 13, Perez spent around
  • 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.
  • AFMC releases updated telework guidance

    The Air Force Materiel Command has released an updated guide to provide employees and supervisors with a one-stop reference to policies and procedures governing telework activity across the mission set. The 25-page document covers all aspects of telework, to include eligibility, training, pay, leave and absence, equipment, documentation and more, with applicability to all AFMC telework-eligible employees.
  • COVID-19 Vaccines: Changing the course of the pandemic

    A coronavirus is a type of common virus that can cause illnesses such as the common cold, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS).  In early 2020, after a December 2019 outbreak in China, the World Health Organization (WHO) identified SARS-CoV-2 as new type of coronavirus. The disease it causes is called
  • COVID-19 vaccine does not affect fertility, immunization experts say

    You're pregnant, or you’re breastfeeding. Should you get a COVID-19 vaccine? That’s a question on the minds of many military frontline health care workers today. The short answer is that it’s an individual’s choice, and military health experts say the vaccine is well worth considering.
  • Free FEEA tutoring program benefits AFMC employees, families

    Air Force Materiel Command employees whose children might be losing educational ground while out of the classroom as a result of COVID-19 may be eligible for free tutoring through the Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund.
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