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  • New COVID-19 Delta Variant: What you need to know to stay safe

    A new and increasingly dangerous variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus is rapidly sweeping across the globe. The good news, however, is that the existing vaccines now available to everyone over the age of 12 have proven to be highly effective in preventing the Delta variant as well as other versions of COVID-19.
  • Sword Athena shines light on Reserve, ANG obstacles

    When Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., took office in 2020, he released an Air Force wide document “Accelerate Change or Lose.” This tasked units to adjust for the future of the Air Force, which would be more diverse, inclusive and ready. Air Combat Command’s Sword Athena 2021 event provided a forum for ACC Airmen to pitch ideas that accelerated change and tackled female and family-centric barriers to readiness.
  • Nellis is empowering warfighters via DevSecOps

    The Department of the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office is using multiple technologies to build its Advanced Battle Management System to create decision superiority by delivering information and capabilities to decision makers at all echelons.
  • Preventable men’s health problems

    June is Men’s Health month which promotes a variety of activities males can do to have healthier, more active lifestyles. It’s no secret men often ignore medical issues and put off going to the doctor. However, to help live a long and healthy life, getting regular check-ups can make a difference.
  • Mental health: Pushing past the stigma

    The wellness of service members is a priority across the Department of the Air Force, yet mental health has remained one of the most challenging components. Each service has struggled with an increasing number of suicides since the mid-2000’s. In 2018, there were 103 suicides among Air Force personnel. Despite efforts to improve the situation, such as the Air-Force-wide stand down, that number increased to 137 in 2019. The root of this issue could be the misconceptions about seeking help and outcomes to careers.
  • ACC observes Pride Month

    Air Combat Command is proud to join the nation to observe Pride Month in recognition of the vital contributions of our LGBTQ+ Airmen to the U.S. Air Force. The United States recognizes June as LGBTQ+ Pride Month to commemorate the Stonewall riots of 1969. The riots were a series of demonstrations by members of the LGBT community and were prompted by a raid of the Stonewall Inn in Manhattan, New York. The patrons of Stonewall and surrounding lesbian and gay bars fought back when the raid became violent. The event sparked an international gay rights movement.
  • With its promise and performance confirmed, ABMS moves to a new phase

    After 18 months exploring new ways to better connect the joint force alongside a growing cadre of industry partners, the Department of the Air Force is ready to move ABMS from the drawing board into the hands of warfighters.
  • Sword Athena 2021 launches with virtual ceremony

    Air Combat Command launched the second iteration of its Sword Athena (SA) leadership development & action-oriented event with a virtual ceremony, March 23, 2020.  Over the next 60 days, nominees from across the command will work to solve stressors for Airmen and their families identified after last year’s event, through online crowdsourcing, and nominees’ experiences while collaborating in Mission Area Working Groups (MAWGs).
  • DOD Issues Flexible Instructions on Response to Coronavirus

    The Defense Department has issued instructions to the armed services and department heads on how to respond to the implications of the growing coronavirus outbreak.
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