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  • PT test pushed to July, updates to scoring, physical components ahead

    When assessments resume, the three-component fitness test (1.5 mile run, 1 minute of pushups and situps) will be reset with scores calculated on a new three component scoring table. In addition, work is underway to separate scoring into five-year age groups as opposed to the previous ten – for example, age groups will start at <25, 25-29 years old, 30-34, years old, etc.
  • AF Reserve senior leaders receive COVID-19 vaccination

    Lt. Gen. Richard Scobee, AFRC commander and chief of the Air Force Reserve, and Chief Master Sgt. Timothy White, AFRC’s command chief and Scobee’s senior enlisted advisor, rolled up their sleeves at the base medical facility. They will receive their second vaccination shot in about three weeks.
  • Department of the Air Force pushes fitness testing to Jan. 1

    To continue minimizing close contact among personnel during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and ensure units and personnel are fully ready to resume, testing has been delayed from October to January, and testing in January will move forward without obtaining waist, height and weight measurements.
  • 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:
  • Air Force Reserve mobilizes medics to New York for COVID-19 response

    Within 48 hours of notification, the Air Force Reserve mobilized more than 120 medical personnel across the nation to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., to help with the fight against COVID-19 in New York City.
  • DISA renews antivirus software license agreement helping teleworkers keep machines safe at home

    The DoD Antivirus Software License Agreement with McAfee allows active DoD employees to utilize the antivirus software for home use.
  • President signs Executive Order calling up Air Force Reserve medics, other specialties

    On March 27, the President signed an Executive Order authorizing mobilization of the Reserve Component in response to COVID-19 operations.  For the Air Force Reserve, personnel already serving in the Selected Reserve and Participating Individual Ready Reserve, as well as those assigned to the Individual Ready Reserve, may be asked to volunteer to activate in support of COVID-19 response.  If taskings exceed the volunteer pool, mobilization of the IRR to active status is now authorized to ensure mission accomplishment. 
  • AFRC Fitness Assessment Guidance due to COVID-19

    Fitness Assessments have been cancelled until Jun 2020. There is an article on myPers for more information.Effective 17 March 2020, all Official Fitness Assessment Testing is cancelled until June 2020. Members who are due for their Official Fitness Assessment in March will test in 6 months, September 2020 Members who are due for their Official
  • COVID-19 message from Lt. Gen. Scobee

    Heroes, Our guidance surrounding COVID-19 is consistently evolving, which means providing precise and detailed planning is difficult. Yet we must prioritize communicating across the command and throughout the Air Force. My number one priority is to take care of Airmen and their families while allowing commanders to command. AFRC will provide Wing
  • 2019 Novel Coronavirus Commander’s Intent

    15 March 2020 MEMORANDUM FOR ALL AFRC HQ/AF/RE/NAF/WING/CC&CCC/ARPC/RIOFROM: AFRC/CCSUBJECT: 2019 Novel Coronavirus Commander’s IntentThe dynamic nature of COVID-19 evolving guidance makes providing precise and detailed planning difficult. Effective communication is paramount. My number one priority is to take care of Airmen and their families
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