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  • Information overload – protect yourself

    During the COVID-19 global pandemic, it’s vital to keep the public informed and to help prepare people, thereby lessening the chance for mass panic. Unfortunately, information being passed through the internet and social media can do the exact opposite and lead to more panic. Whether it be the spread of disinformation or malicious attempts to gain
  • President signs Executive Order calling up Air Force Reserve medics, other specialties

    On March 27, the President signed an Executive Order authorizing mobilization of the Reserve Component in response to COVID-19 operations.  For the Air Force Reserve, personnel already serving in the Selected Reserve and Participating Individual Ready Reserve, as well as those assigned to the Individual Ready Reserve, may be asked to volunteer to activate in support of COVID-19 response.  If taskings exceed the volunteer pool, mobilization of the IRR to active status is now authorized to ensure mission accomplishment. 
  • Deployment Q&A’s

    1. Q: Are all deployments cancelled for the Air Force Reserve?A: Deployments are not cancelled, but the Secretary of Defense has ordered a stop movement for all OCONUS deployments with exceptions. Airmen will start deployment orders in accordance with their AF 938. Airmen are still required to complete pre-deployment training and should confirm
  • Air Mobility Command temporarily suspends most Space-A travel due to COVID-19

    Air Mobility Command today temporarily suspended most Space-Available travel aboard AMC and contracted aircraft, except for certain Category I, IV, and VI travel, effective March 21 in order to limit COVID-19’s spread and its impact on the force.
  • Rainier Wing Reservists exercise spiritual fitness

    Before Lt. Col. Hanna Yang, 446th Airlift Wing staff judge advocate, deployed to Iraq, she packed few personal belongings in her 72-hour military surplus bag.Her Bible was one item she didn’t leave behind.For 180 days, Yang relied on her Christian faith to get her through the trying moments of mortar attacks, leaving behind a husband and three
  • AFRS Operation Blue Suit recognizes Reserve and Guard Airmen for first time

    Joint Base San Antonio- Randolph – For the first time since the inception of the Air Force Recruiting Service Operation Blue Suit award, AFRS is recognizing its Total Force partners by honoring an Air Force Reservist and Air National Guardsman.Since 1979, Operation Blue Suit has honored the top recruiters in AFRS. Although it has been in existence
  • Telework tools

    During the next few days/months more of our employees will be teleworking. There are a few resources that can be utilized to continue operations from home.Outlook Web Access (OWA) – provides limited access to email from the web (may not be able to access encrypted email). All you need to access OWA is a browser and CAC.AFRC Sharepoint – accessible
  • AFRC Fitness Assessment Guidance due to COVID-19

    Fitness Assessments have been cancelled until Jun 2020. There is an article on myPers for more information.Effective 17 March 2020, all Official Fitness Assessment Testing is cancelled until June 2020. Members who are due for their Official Fitness Assessment in March will test in 6 months, September 2020 Members who are due for their Official
  • Travel and allowance guidance during COVID-19

    The following information and guidance includes questions and answers on travel and transportation for civilian employees and their dependents. The Joint Travel Regulations Revisions listed below went into effect March 13. Any further questions should be directed to staffs at local traffic management offices.
  • AFRC Professional Development Center announces cancellations

    Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, Air Force Reserve Command announced several course cancellations March 16.
  • Telework options and guidelines for the Air Force Reserve civilians

    As COVID-19 response and mitigation drives work force decisions, Air Force Reserve leadership is getting information out as quickly as possible to its supervisors and employees on civilian telework guidance. Telework is an option commanders may consider when making work force decisions in the current emerging environment. This article serves solely as a resource when considering telework, should the need arise.
  • COVID-19 message from Lt. Gen. Scobee

    Heroes,Our guidance surrounding COVID-19 is consistently evolving, which means providing precise and detailed planning is difficult. Yet we must prioritize communicating across the command and throughout the Air Force. My number one priority is to take care of Airmen and their families while allowing commanders to command. AFRC will provide Wing
  • 2019 Novel Coronavirus Commander’s Intent

    15 March 2020MEMORANDUM FOR ALL AFRC HQ/AF/RE/NAF/WING/CC&CCC/ARPC/RIOFROM: AFRC/CCSUBJECT: 2019 Novel Coronavirus Commander’s IntentThe dynamic nature of COVID-19 evolving guidance makes providing precise and detailed planning difficult. Effective communication is paramount. My number one priority is to take care of Airmen and their families while
  • COVID-19: Important Information for Reserve Citizen Airmen

    In an effort to inform Reserve Citizen Airmen and their families with facts on COVID-19 effects, Air Force Reserve leaders encourage all to visit the Air Force’s COVID-19 web page for the latest on the virus and how it is effecting the service. The site contains the latest DoD and Air Force guidance, news, and links to helpful resources from the Centers for Disease Control, Department of State, Department of Defense, Department of Health and Human Services, travel advisories, frequently asked questions and answers, COVID-19 affected activities and gatherings, and health protection measures.
  • Statement by Department of Defense on Enhanced Health Protection Measures for the Pentagon Reservation

    All unofficial visits are suspended, to include personal guests and friends of DOD personnel and contractors. All large gatherings, such as retirement and promotion ceremonies, shall cease. All Pentagon Tours have been suspended since March 12, 2020.
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