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  • 131st Fighter Squadron improves capabilities, safety with SPYDR

    The 131st Fighter Squadron became the first F-15C Eagle unit to employ SPYDR by Spotlight Labs Sept. 2021, at Barnes Air National Guard Base, Massachusetts. SPYDR is a system for pilots and aircrew that uses sensor technology to detect and monitor physiological changes, such as hypoxia. If there is an emergency, the helmet insert will warn the pilots in real time, improving the pilot’s safety while flying.
  • 104th Medical Group trains on medical care, combat tactics

    Members of the 104th Medical Group attended a two-day Tactical Combat Casualty Care course through the Center for Education, Simulation & Innovation with Hartford HealthCare Sept. 18-19, 2021, in Hartford, Connecticut. During the interactive event members were taught the goals of TCCC, which are to treat the casualties, prevent additional casualties, and complete the mission. They were also taught the three phases of TCCC; care under fire, tactical field care, and tactical evacuation care.
  • Service members earn German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge

    Service members tested their military proficiency with the goal of earning the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge Sept. 9-11 at Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts. Eight Airmen represented the 104th Fighter Wing during the three-day event. “Competing at the GAFPB was an awesome experience,” said Staff Sgt. Sara Kolinski, 104th Fighter Wing public affairs specialist. “It's a great opportunity to push yourself and see what you are capable of. Crossing over the finish line after the ruck on the last day is such a satisfying feeling.”
  • 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.
  • New COVID-19 Delta Variant: What you need to know to stay safe

    A new and increasingly dangerous variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus is rapidly sweeping across the globe. The good news, however, is that the existing vaccines now available to everyone over the age of 12 have proven to be highly effective in preventing the Delta variant as well as other versions of COVID-19.
  • Air Force readdresses women’s hair standard after feedback

    The change addresses feedback received since the previous guidance was originally published. Specifically, women voiced concerns over difficulty related to securing hair in a manner that does not extend beyond the head.
  • ACC to align fighter squadron operations, maintenance

    Air Combat Command is changing the aircraft maintenance organizational structure to improve synchronization between maintenance and fighter squadrons.
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