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  • 8th MXS NDI, below the surface

    The 8th Maintenance Squadron nondestructive inspection shop is responsible for ensuring the F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft and its parts are of sound structure by identifying wear and tear before maintenance is necessary.            "We inspect things nondestructively by checking the structural integrity," said Staff Sgt. James Douglas, 8th MXS NDI
  • Hanscom Safety Office leads effort to establish Boston Field Federal Safety Council charter

    The U.S. Secretary of Labor will soon approve the founding charter for the Greater Boston Field Federal Safety and Health Council. The charter is the culmination of many months of work, led by the Hanscom Safety Office, and assisted by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
  • Mighty 97th uses cutting-edge robot to exterminate germs

    The 97th Air Mobility Wing acquired a LightStrike Germ-Zapping Robot, March 27, 2020, at Altus Air Force Base. According to studies, Germ-Zapping Robots have been proven to quickly destroy infectious germs and bacteria using intense pulsed xenon ultraviolet (UV) light.
  • Defense Health Official Urges Personnel, Families to Wear Face Masks

    Defense Department personnel and their families — military and civilian — are urged to wear face masks during the COVID-19 pandemic, a Defense Health Agency official said.
  • Air Force releases guidance on use of cloth face covers

    To the extent practical, without significantly impacting mission, all individuals on Department of the Air Force property, installations and facilities are required to wear cloth face coverings when they cannot maintain six feet of physical distance in public areas or work centers.
  • AEHF-6 feet apart; 45th SW supports launch of first USSF rocket payload safely during pandemic

    In our current reality of self-quarantine, scarcely stocked grocery stores and temporarily closed establishments, one thing that cannot afford to be halted is the launch mission of the United States Space Force. On March 26, 2020, in the middle of a worldwide pandemic, the 45th Space Wing and their mission partners safely and successfully launched
  • Turn quarantine time into quality time

    During the global pandemic that we find ourselves in today, it is important to remember to stay connected to our Air Force mission. Mission readiness means keeping a sound body and mind during trying times like these. In order to slow the spread of COVID-19, the Center for Disease Control has encouraged that all social gatherings and personal interactions be kept to a minimum. How can you stay away from COVID-19 and keep yourself from going stir-crazy at the same time?
  • Telework. How hard can it be?

    When I first heard we were going to telework, I thought “Great! How hard can it be?”When I Imagined myself teleworking from home as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, I was sitting in my cozy home-office, sipping my morning tea, more productive than ever because telework means without the normal daily office interruptions. Easy. I’ll take it!I
  • Tips for telework success

    The Air Force has elevated its Health Protection Condition in response to the fast spread of Coronavirus 2019; in response, servicemembers, civilians and families are encouraged to practice prevention measures. In addition to following strict personal and environmental hygiene, social distancing, staying home if sick, and self-quarantining if exposed to those with COVID-19 symptoms (coughing, fever, shortness of breath), teleworking when possible has been highly encouraged in both the civilian and military sectors.
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