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Air Force prepares for newly approved COVID-19 vaccine: Novavax provides new option for unvaccinated Airmen, Guardians
The Air Force will soon have the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine available after the U.S Food and Drug Administration authorized it for emergency use and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention endorsed it as another primary series option for adults ages 18 years and older.
Department of the Air Force releases COVID-19 policy
The Department of the Air Force released its policy today outlining the way forward for Total Force military members serving in the Air Force and Space Force who have requested separation or retirement prior to Nov. 2, 2021, or whose COVID-19 medical exemption or religious accommodation was denied.
Department of the Air Force nears 97% AD vaccination rate
Nearly 97% of Airmen and Guardians on active duty have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
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.
Department of the Air Force moves Physical Fitness Assessments to April 2021, removes waist measurement from composite score permanently
To ensure social distancing practices remain in place during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and to give Airmen and Guardians time to prepare, testing was delayed from October to January and is now further delayed to April.
Air Force hits record retention levels, reviews voluntary force management efforts
The Department of the Air Force is seeing its highest retention levels in 20 years, second only to rates recorded shortly after 9/11 in 2002.
Department of the Air Force restores previous military tuition assistance cap and AF COOL funding
The Department of the Air Force restored military tuition assistance to $4,500 per fiscal year and Air Force Credentialing Opportunities Online preparatory course funding for fiscal year 2021, effective immediately.
The space mission continues during COVID-19; USSF leaders visit VAFB
Gen. Jay Raymond, U.S. Space Force Chief of Space Operations and U.S. Space Command commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Roger A. Towberman, USSF Senior Enlisted Advisor and USSPACECOM senior enlisted leader, visited different units across Vandenberg Air Force Base, May 6, 2020, to observe how the members of the space community have implemented measures to continue the base’s missions and the Range of the Future initiative while responding to the current COVID-19 pandemic.
AEHF-6 feet apart; 45th SW supports launch of first USSF rocket payload safely during pandemic
In our current reality of self-quarantine, scarcely stocked grocery stores and temporarily closed establishments, one thing that cannot afford to be halted is the launch mission of the United States Space Force. On March 26, 2020, in the middle of a worldwide pandemic, the 45th Space Wing and their mission partners safely and successfully launched