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  • Musculoskeletal injury top threat to Airmen readiness, lethality: Interventions support fitness improvement plan

    Mission readiness is key to the execution of the National Defense strategy, and the Air Force Materiel Command is operating on the front lines ensuring Airmen are fit to fight.The Department of Defense defines readiness as the ability of military forces to fight and meet the demands of assigned missions. A closer look at possible reasons for low
  • Air Force studies fatigue, sleep to enhance readiness

    Researchers with the Air Force Research Laboratory 711th Human Performance Wing, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, are looking for ways to better equip Airmen and their leadership with crucial data to ensure that Airmen are getting the necessary rest to maximize mission execution. A team of human performance experts is looking at sleep and fatigue from several perspectives. They are tracking sleep habits in pilots and other operators, while also evaluating sleep-monitoring technology to ensure its accuracy and ability to work in an operational setting.
  • Air Force Surgeon General updates Congress on medical reform

    Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, Air Force Surgeon General, testified Dec. 5, before the House Armed Services Committee’s Military Personnel subcommittee updating them on medical reform in the Air Force.
  • Cannon refines Commando Readiness Center with new welcoming program

    With the Commando Readiness Center up and running for over a year, it’s been through a few changes to increase its efficiency and relevance.Recently, the CRC has undergone Phase II of its plans to increase effectiveness by adding a welcoming program that new members of Cannon must check into within 24 hours of arrival on base.The new welcoming
  • Month of the Military Child: Malmstrom gymnasts build resilience

    April is designated as the Month of the Military Child. This Department of Defense awareness month was established to recognize the sacrifices made by children of military members serving at home and abroad.
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