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  • 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.
  • Women’s Health Transition Training offered virtually

    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Women’s Health Services and the Department of the Air Force’s Women’s Initiative Team collaborated to establish training that provides information on health services available to women who are separating or retiring from the military.
  • Disasters don't wait – make your plan today

    A natural disaster can occur at any time. Some disasters give a warning, such as a storm preceding a flood. Others, such as earthquakes, give little or no warning. But, once a disaster happens, the time to prepare is gone. The best way to cope with a natural disaster is to have a plan before it strikes.
  • Department of the Air Force delegates approval authority for nonchargeable emergency leave of absence

    Unit commanders or civilian directors may now grant an emergency leave of absence for qualifying emergencies, including the death or serious medical condition of an immediate family member, or any other hardship the commander or director determines appropriate.
  • 15th OWS creating margin with Ready Month

    The 15th Operational Weather Squadron has introduced a new scheduling model this year to improve readiness, morale and the ability to train. Dubbed “Ready Month,” the plan provides the opportunity for one of the squadron’s four operational flights to come off 24/7 operations for a month to focus on specialized deployment training, team and individual resiliency and flight-wide professional development, while still providing an additional stand-by margin of continuous surge capacity to the operations floor when required. “Resiliency has joined readiness as the two highest priorities for senior leaders and command teams across our Air Force and the Defense Department,” said Lt. Col. Lance Ratterman, 15th OWS commander. “Often times these two priorities can be competing, gains in readiness sometimes come at the expense of resiliency and vice versa.” Based at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, the 15th OWS began operations in February 1999 and spent most of its first two decades focused on a training-centered mission while providing aircrew weather briefings, airfield forecasts, and weather threat alerts for Defense Department locations across the Northeast United States. In the last three years, the 15th OWS mission has evolved and expanded to a global scale. The changes include the implementation of a state-of-the-art graphics system, used to identify aviation hazards across the world. Moreover, the squadron has seen a 650% increase in overseas deployments.
  • Airmen urged to maintain healthy dental habits during COVID-19 pandemic

    In March, the U.S. Air Force began deferring routine and non-urgent dental care to slow the spread of COVID-19. In alignment with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Dental Association and Department of Defense policies, most dental care has been deferred, with the exception of emergencies, cases considered medically necessary, and care for deploying and deployed personnel.
  • ACC recognizes innovation, announces Spark Tank finalists

    Air Combat Command announced their two 2020 Spark Tank finalists moving on to compete in the finals in Washington, D.C.
  • Transition process improves through TAP refresh

    The Transition Assistance Program received new curriculum and a slight makeover as of Oct. 1, 2019.
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