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  • 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.
  • Defense Secretary mandates COVID-19 vaccinations for service members

    Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III issued a memorandum Aug. 24 directing mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for service members, a Pentagon official said Aug. 25. John F. Kirby, Pentagon press secretary, said only Food and Drug Administration-approved vaccines will be mandatory.
  • Avoiding Burnout

    The COVID-19 pandemic may make you feel like you’re just waiting – life on hold – feeling frustrated that there’s no end in sight. Pandemic fatigue is a very real feeling of exhaustion as a result of COVID-19’s impact on our lives – from financial stress, to loneliness, to the fears of getting sick. All of these play into the fatigue many of us are feeling and how we are reacting as a result. Continual exposure to this unrelenting stress can cause us to burnout.
  • AFMC releases updated telework guidance

    The Air Force Materiel Command has released an updated guide to provide employees and supervisors with a one-stop reference to policies and procedures governing telework activity across the mission set. The 25-page document covers all aspects of telework, to include eligibility, training, pay, leave and absence, equipment, documentation and more, with applicability to all AFMC telework-eligible employees.
  • Edwards advances COVID-19 vaccine distribution to mission essential tier

    The phase 1C tier includes Air Force Test Center leadership, who received their COVID-19 vaccine Jan. 22, 2021 at the Airman and Family Readiness Center here.
  • 412th Med Group administers 1st round of COVID-19 vaccine

    Members of the 412th Medical Group began administering the COVID-19 vaccine to first responders and medical personnel from Edwards Air Force Base at the Airman Family Readiness Center, January 16.
  • Aircraft carrying supplies for emergency field hospital lands at Plant 42

    NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center received a special arrival Jan. 11; a DC-8 cargo aircraft from Samaritan’s Purse arrived carrying supplies for an Emergency Field Hospital at Antelope Valley Hospital in Lancaster, California.
  • 412th Med Group prepares for COVID-19 vaccine arrival

    The Department of Defense has begun to distribute COVID-19 vaccines to Military Medical Treatment Facilities worldwide, and the 412th Medical Group is prepared to administer the vaccine once it arrives.
  • Coping with Social Isolation

    The COVID-19 pandemic has led to implementation of unprecedented “physical distancing” strategies crucial to limiting the spread of the virus. While the most immediate threat from COVID-19 is the physical health of those infected, the pandemic will also have wide-ranging effects on the social and mental health of others living through the crisis.
  • Edwards Air Force Base Moves To HPCON Charlie

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  • Edwards AFB Reports Case of COVID-19 at Child Development Center

    The 412th Test Wing at Edwards Air Force Base received a report, Nov. 30, that a Child Development Center Pre-School child at Edwards Air Force Base and both parents tested positive for COVID-19.
  • AFMC begins phased COVID-19 surveillance testing

    Air Force Materiel Command began a phased roll-out of COVID-19 surveillance testing Oct. 1, 2020.
  • Virtual orientation prepares new leaders for success

    More than 50 first-time commanders and civilian materiel leaders were prepped for success during the first virtual Air Force Materiel Command Squadron Leader Orientation, July 7-17. The event, held for the first time ever in a completely online format, included briefings on AFMC and subordinate center missions, panel discussions, mentorship sessions and workshops on topics ranging from leadership expectations to information on legal, financial and support programs and resources, diversity and more.
  • COVID-19 Telework Operations Create New Opportunities for 412 TW Teams

    Although the day-to-day work of avionics and flight test engineers looks dramatically different due to the advent of telework operations during the COVID-19 pandemic, a few groups within the 412th Test Wing are taking full advantage of these unique times to accelerate their development of Python analysis tool capabilities using industry standard tools.
  • F-22 CTF implements EAFB’s first operational F-22 rapid crew swap to overcome COVID-19 limitations

    While operating in the constrained COVID-19 environment, maintainers, pilots and engineers in the F-22 Raptor Combined Test Force completed the base’s first F-22 operational rapid crew swap recently at Edwards Air Force Base, California.
  • Innovation during COVID-19 Operations: 771st Test Squadron brings machine learning to data analysis

    The 771st has recently employed a machine learning tool nicknamed “Sasha” and is showing promise in data analysis, according to engineers at Edwards Air Force Base, California.
  • AFMC preparing for next phase of COVID-19 operations

    As states across the U.S. begin to slowly reopen their economies, Air Force Materiel Command leaders
  • Edwards expands test capabilities with T-7A Distributed Test Operations

    The T-7A Test Team made history once again as they executed Distributed Test Operations (DTO) in a Mission Control Room at Ridley Mission Control Center at Edwards Air Force Base, California on April 30.
  • 772nd Test Squadron uses simulators to support high-priority F-35 test missions

    As the Air Force Test Center’s 412th Test Wing resumed mission-essential flight testing, the 772nd Test Squadron’s (772 TS) modeling and simulation (Sim) engineers and technicians restarted manned cockpit simulation operations to support flight test mission rehearsals at Edwards Air Force Base, California, April 14..
  • Edwards AFB Top 3 Spearheads DeCA Agent Shopping Service

    The 412th Test Wing community launched a commissary shopping service at Edwards Air Force Base, California, to support those who are high risk, quarantined, isolated and unable to shop for themselves, or Team Edwards deployed families impacted due to COVID-19, April 20.
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