Here's a look at how the Defense Department is being impacted by and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Maria Lytell, associate director for the Personnel, Training, and Health Program at the RAND Corporation’s Arroyo Center, and Kirsten Keller, senior behavioral scientist and associate director of the Manpower, Personnel, and Training Program at RAND’s Project AIR FORCE, joined discuss a RAND study examining USAF’s challenges retaining civilian employees.
Col. Christopher H. Warner was suspended from his duties as commander of Madigan Army Medical Center at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., after less than three months on the job, base officials confirmed Oct. 8.
“In a year marked by plague and protest, Americans are reckoning with long-overdue questions about racial justice, economic inequality, and disparities in health care,” writes former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. “The current crisis should also prompt a reckoning about the United States’ national security priorities. The country is dangerously unprepared for a range of threats, not just future pandemics but also an escalating climate crisis and multidimensional challenges from China and Russia.”
F-16s appear to have remained in Azerbaijan long after Turkey sent them there for an exercise months ago, despite denials from Ankara and Baku.
As many as 1,000 enlisted personnel and 130 officers currently in Air Force cyber security jobs will be asked to join the U.S. Space Force, a senior official said Oct. 8. The selected airmen from cyber security career fields also have expertise in space programs and could be transferring to the Space Force in fiscal year 2021, said Maj. Gen. Kimberly A. Crider, Space Force chief technology and innovation officer.
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Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass on Oct. 8 delivered a strong message to airmen who think it’s funny to harass or disrespect their fellow airmen: “Respect is non-negotiable.”
They broke the Bambi Buckets out of storage a few weeks back, after seeing how Navy helicopters pitched in to battle California’s wildfires. Now Norfolk, Va.-based helicopter pilots are practicing the careful art of flying the six-foot, collapsible fabric bucket to drop 11,000 pounds of water on roaring blazes.