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  • For some, working from home brings neck and back pain

    “There’s no place like home” may be an appropriate sentiment for people who favor working from the comfort of home during the novel coronavirus pandemic. However, it doesn’t ring true for those teleworkers who are feeling more pain than comfort because their home office leaves much to be desired. “I would have to say the most common complaint of teleworkers is neck and upper back pain between the shoulder blades,” said Jason Wheeler, 559th Medical Squadron physical therapist.
  • AFCEC leads hurricane season preparedness

    With a projected record-setting hurricane season in the making, the Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Readiness Directorate is once again urging the Air Force community to “be ready” for natural disasters. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season that runs from June 1 to November 30 could include 19 named storms and 10 hurricanes – six of which are likely to be classified as major hurricanes.
  • Air Force update for COVID-19

    In an effort to minimize the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 and to prioritize the health and safety of Department of the Air Force personnel, the following modifications have been made:
  • Summer Health Hazards

    Summer is a great time to be outside and enjoy the weather. Awareness of summer health hazards can help you prevent potential injuries and discomfort. Here’s how you can protect yourself and others, and enjoy the summer fun.
  • World-unique tire testing capability saves millions for warfighters

    Predicting aircraft tire wear is a complex, time-intensive phenomenon, highly dependent on multiple variables. Historically, testers focused on the structural integrity of a tire prior to fielding and use. However, the ability to quickly and accurately predict tire wear remained a challenge across the logistics community – until now.
  • USDA Wildlife Services complete deer removal project on Joint Base MDL

    The United States Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services accomplished the Community Based Deer Management Project which took place at the Falcon Creek golf course on Joint Base MDL in the weeks of March 9th and 16th. The project was aimed to reduce the risk of aircraft and deer collisions around the airfield.
  • Air Force promotes home safety, offers free firearm cable locks

    The Department of the Air Force is contributing to home safety by offering free cable locks for personally-owned firearms, which are a first line of defense for safe storage and unintentional use.
  • F-35 Joint Program Office honored with 2020 SecDef Environmental Award

    The Environmental, Safety and Occupational Health team received the honor for its actions to eliminate hazards associated with the production, operation and maintenance of the F-35 Lightning II.
  • 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.
  • Special tactics Airman involved in fatal swim training incident identified

    Airman First Class Keigan Baker, 24, an Air Force special tactics combat controller assigned to the Special Tactics Training Squadron, 24th Special Operations Wing, was found unresponsive after he went missing during a surface training swim at Naval Support Activity Panama City, Florida, March 19.
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