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  • Air Force releases cardio and strength fitness assessment alternatives, new online capabilities

    The Air Force will provide Airmen five physical fitness assessment alternatives - three for the cardio portion and sit-up components and two for the push-up component of the physical fitness assessment beginning in early 2022.
  • Sexual assaults will no longer be prosecuted by commanders

    Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III accepted all of the recommendations of an independent review commission that proposed an array of changes in how the Department of Defense and the services that fall under it will handle sexual assaults.
  • Air Force “What a Wonderful World” photo contest set to launch July 1

    Photographers of all ages and experience, get your cameras ready for the annual Air Force Photo Contest set to launch July 1. The theme for this year’s contest, which runs July 1 – 31, is “What a Wonderful World.”
  • Doc's Medical Minute: Update on Delta variant, heart inflammation

    As we come out of the third wave, our COVID case count levels are the lowest they have been since last summer before the start of the second wave. It is the collective community and prevention measures along with high levels of vaccination in our population that have made this possible. The current incidence in Germany is only five per 100,000 population, with similar single digit levels in our local community and on base.
  • Preventable men’s health problems

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- June is Men’s Health month which promotes a variety of activities males can do to have healthier, more active lifestyles.
  • 25 years later: remembering the fallen

    Family, friends and fellow Airmen gathered here yesterday to remember and honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice 25 years ago following the Khobar Towers bombing.On June 25th 1996, a fuel tanker truck packed with 5,000 pounds of explosives was detonated next to the northern perimeter fence of the 4404th Composite Wing (provisional) barracks
  • Summer heat and alcohol increase safety risks

    Traveling and outdoor recreations draw people outdoors during the summer months. Sometimes the dangers of these activities can be overlooked amidst the excitement. Summer safety brings to mind heat-related illnesses and outdoor mishaps that can often be avoided with proper planning and situational awareness. “The humidity and heat here bring
  • Statement by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III on Juneteenth

    The men and women of the Department of Defense are honored to participate in the first commemoration of Juneteenth as a federal holiday.
  • Air Force coins official Maintenance Duty Uniform, adds immediate wear of tactical OCP caps

    Air Force commanders of units with aircraft maintenance, industrial and other labor intensive Air Force Specialty Codes will have the option to authorize wear of a standardized, maintenance duty uniform, also referred to as coveralls, which may be worn on a day-to-day basis upon publication of the updated AFI 36-2903 anticipated for August 2021.
  • Air Force readdresses women’s hair standard after feedback

    The change addresses feedback received since the previous guidance was originally published. Specifically, women voiced concerns over difficulty related to securing hair in a manner that does not extend beyond the head.
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