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  • 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.
  • In a Moment: Providing rescue aid

    ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England – Integrity first, service before self and excellence in all we do, are the foundational principles instilled into all Airmen. They are the core values of what it means to be a member of the U.S. Air Force. On Oct. 28, 2019, two Liberty Wing Airmen exemplified all three core values when they answered the call to action during a routine temporary duty assignment in Gran Canaria, Spain.
  • Airmen who vape accept unnecessary risks

    With the use of electronic cigarettes on the rise, concerned Air Force health officials warn of the possible side effects of these devices. According to Alicia Ferris-Dannenberg, the 509th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron health promotion coordinator, vape use at Team Whiteman increased from 5.2 to 9.5 percent from 2017 to 2019.
  • Female Airman earns a Ranger tab

    U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Chelsey Hibsch became the first Air Force female Airman to earn the tab.
  • Wounded warrior talks resiliency during tactical pause

    In the wake of Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein’s Resiliency Tactical Pause directive, Master Sgt. Jose E. Rijos, Air Force Wounded Warrior ambassador, recounted the traumas of his career with his service dog, Cairo, at his side.
  • Goodfellow program helps enable lifelong learning, prioritizes Airman development

    Air Education and Training Command’s Continuum of Learning strives to create a training environment that yields lifelong learning and prioritizes Airman development. In support of this vision, the 17th Training Group created the Student Success Program.
  • 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
  • Seymour Johnson AFB spouse wins Air Force level award

    Due to her efforts, Tinsley was presented the Armed Forces Insurance Air Force Spouse of the Year Award. This award recognizes her important contributions and commitment to the Air Force community and our country.
  • Blue Grit podcast features stories of resilience, strength

    You may have noticed a recent addition to the Air Force Portal homepage. A logo depicting a warrior looking over his shoulder with a fighter jet above him. It’s the face of the Blue Grit podcast.
  • Pentagon hosts Sijan award presentation, first-ever resiliency event

    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein presented eight Airmen with the 2017 and 2018 Lance P. Sijan Leadership Award April 17, 2019, at the Pentagon’s Hall of Heroes in Arlington.
  • 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.
  • Mental health support group breaks stigmas, builds resiliency

    In the military, talk of mental health can carry a stigma. Thoughts of, “how will this impact my career?”, or, “will this affect my credibility?” can run through the minds of those struggling with mental health concerns. Contrary to these stigmas, dealing with mental health concerns won’t damage your career, and there are groups on base to be a part of.
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