• 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

  • Warrior of the Week: Staff Sgt William Johnson

    U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. William Johnson, 60th Air Mobility Wing Safety, safety journeyman, holds his Warrior of the Week coin and certificate May 26, 2020 at Travis Air Force Base, California. Johnson was the Warrior of the Week from May 24-30. The program recognizes outstanding Airmen who have

  • Preventing heat illness

    Heat is one of the leading weather-related killers.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that an average of 658 deaths are directly attributable to heat each year in the United States.  Exposure to excessive heat can exacerbate many pre-existing health conditions, (e.g.,

  • AFRL team looks to solve fatigue issues for C-5 crew members

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- An aircraft seat may seem inconsequential, but when a simple seat can enhance the safety and well-being of a flight crew, it can be a very big deal.Researchers from the Air Force Research Laboratory Materials and Manufacturing Directorate are leading a design