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  • 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.
  • Statement by the Department of Defense on Domestic Travel Restrictions

    New travel restrictions for service members, DoD civilians, and their families assigned to DoD installations, facilities and surrounding areas within the United States and its territories.
  • Air Force suspends all international military student travel to the U.S.

    Air Education and Training Command officials announced all travel for international military students scheduled to begin Air Force-sponsored training in the United States has been suspended effective March 13, 2020.
  • DoD Directs Stop Movement in response to COVID-19

    The Department of Defense issued a stop movement of all personnel to, from or through locations designated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as Level 3 COVID-19 areas effective March 13 and for the next 60 days. Following Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper’s announcement of new travel restrictions, the Air Force began implementing and complying with this guidance.
  • Porter returns to unit as commander

    The 86th Aerial Port Squadron outgoing commander, Lt. Col. Klinton R. Gager, relinquished command of the squadron to Lt. Col. Kristi L. Porter in a change of command ceremony held here March 7.Porter, who served as the 446th Mission Support Group deputy commander since May 2019, is returning 15 years later to the squadron she led as an operations
  • 446th Reservist uses civilian teaching skills, wins AFRC award

    A Reserve education and training technician assigned to the 446th Force Support Squadron here has earned the 2020 3F2 Reserve Component Noncommissioned Officer of the Year award.Staff Sergeant Crystal Y. Lothrop was recognized by senior leadership on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, March 6.“Taking the time to recognize our Airmen is one of
  • 446th D&TF recruits practice BMT technique

    446th Airlift Wing Development and Training Flight recruits practice rolling shirts using a Basic Military Training technique March 7, 2020, at the 4th Airlift Squadron, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. The D&TF teaches recruits the necessary skills to ensure a smooth transition prior to attending BMT. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman
  • Reserve Chief Testifies Before House and Senate

    In back to back hearings, Lt. Gen. Richard Scobee, chief of the Air Force Reserve and commander of Air Force Reserve Command, testified before the U.S. House Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Defense and the Senate Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Defense March 2-3.Scobee was joined for both hearings by his counterparts: Gen.
  • Rainier Wing prepares Reservists for civilian jobs

    Jill Marconi, the 446th Airman and Family Readiness director, leads a course on resume writing and how to get a government job for traditional Reservists here on March 8, 2020.The course is held bi-weekly on base and helps traditional Reservists find a job as a civilian by laying out exactly how to create a resume and apply for federal jobs.Marconi
  • 446th takes home three 2019 AFRC Inspector General awards

    Congratulations to the 2019 Air Force Reserve Command Inspector General Award winners and SAF /IG nominees:Lt. Gen. Howard W. Leaf Award-Enlisted Category I, Senior Master Sgt. Julian D. WalkerOfficer Category I, Maj. Lisa L. BrealEnlisted Category II, Tech. Sgt. Jeffrey A. AbelOfficer Category II, Maj. Emily A. YtuuraldeCivillian Category IIA, Ms.
  • Healthy Habits to Help Prevent Flu

    The single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year, but good health habits like covering your cough and washing your hands often can help stop the spread of germs and prevent respiratory illnesses like the flu.
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