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  • Department of the Air Force releases findings on interpersonal violence survey

    After the Secretary of the Air Force established the Interpersonal Violence Task Force in 2020, the team examined a broad range of 81 behaviors along what is known as the “Continuum of Harm” to determine if the DAF is keeping Airmen and Guardians safe, and providing needed support after they experience any kind of interpersonal violence.
  • Myths and facts about the vax — debunking common COVID-19 vaccine myths

    The COVID-19 vaccine has been mandated across the Department of Defense and despite its demonstrated effectiveness and safety, a host of myths have left some Airmen and Guardians hesitant to receive it. While social media posts and some news outlets may make it harder to keep up with what is fact or fiction, the science is clear … approved COVID-19 vaccines work.
  • SAWS issues "Voluntary Boil Water Notice" for San Antonio

    The San Antonio Water System has issued a “Voluntary Boil Water Notice” for water used for drinking, cooking and ice making as a precautionary measure due to the large number of broken pipes and low water pressure in the region. This notice only applies to Joint Base San Antonio-Kelly Field, Security Hill and Port San Antonio.
  • Innovative self-serve temperature check helps workforce during COVID

    Social distancing.  Six feet of separation.  Tapping elbows instead of shaking hands.  These are terms and actions society has grown accustomed to hearing and seeing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Another familiar occurrence since the outbreak of the virus is temperature checks at various entry points to businesses and workplaces. The Air Force
  • New active threat training mandatory at JBSA

    Can training save your life? Brig. Gen Caroline Miller thinks so, and as a testament to that, signed an operation order in November 2020 directing significant changes to active attack training, sometimes called active shooter training, requirements for members of Joint Base San Antonio.
  • Risks for Air Force Riders

    The Air Force Safety Center took a look at common risks riders experienced over the past 10 years that resulted in mishaps. These risks can be used as lessons learned or food for thought for all riders.
  • Fall Back: Change your clocks, batteries during Daylight Saving Time

    Daylight Saving Time is Nov. 1. As you move your clocks back an hour, don’t forget to change the batteries in your smoke detectors and other home safety devices.
  • Sleep is critical - for children and adults

    Routines play an important part in mental health. One routine people often overlook when they have coping problems, depression, weight issues, behavior changes, or decreased athletic performance, is sleep. I personally struggled for many years to find balance and routine regarding sleep because I am afraid of missing something – I get caught up in checking my phone at night.
  • Don’t overlook the signs: Suicide prevention is everyone’s responsibility

    One of the messages military members can take away from Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month each September is that it is their responsibility to serve as wingmen to all their brothers and sisters in arms.
  • Air Force equipped to protect patients and providers

    Even as the U.S. health system faces a shortage of personal protective equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Air Force Medical Service is equipped to protect patients and providers. The Air Force maintains stockpiles of medical PPE at each military treatment facility.
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