COVID-19 Update

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  • By Col. Raul Rosario
  • 149th Fighter Wing

Once again, thank you for your continued support. We are adjusting our daily operations keeping in mind my first priority of making sure that the Gunfighters remain safe, healthy and ready to respond to support our local communities. I am so proud that we all are continuing to excel at our mission during these challenging times. Thank you!

ROM: Restriction of Movement now applies to all personnel who travel back to Texas from any state or from DC. Airmen returning from training will be placed on ROM, and their orders will be extended to cover a 14-day period.

Haven Remote: Our Haven Remote Team continues to remind us that “We are all connected.” If you do not feel connected, reach out. They have a wealth of information and resources to help anyone who may be struggling during this time.
Zoom Lunch & Learn: This week’s topic was “Self Care and Balance,” and a great audience composed of USAF and Army, from both Guard and Active Duty, attended the virtual conversation! Please call 210-415-5788 to RSVP for the next event.
Easter Service: Our chaplains are hosting an Easter service this Sunday at 11 a.m. call 210-251-5729 to RSVP. Many took advantage of their Good Friday service held this morning.
Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC): Mr. Blair posted a Facebook video to remind us that April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month and that he is always ready to provide our airmen assistance. His number is is 210-254-6421.

JBSA-Lackland: Effective today and until further notice, all individuals who visit the commissary or any AAFES facility must wear proper face coverings.

Face Coverings: Personnel must wear face coverings when it is not possible to maintain six feet of social distancing and when mandated by an installation to gain access (AAFES, commissary). Airmen wearing these coverings must maintain a professional and conservative appearance at all times. For 149th members specifically, new guidance from the TAG states that coverings must be of neutral/solid color or in OCP/ABU pattern. I understand that this may not be practical at this time, so we are making every effort to provide face coverings to our airmen as quickly as possible. We understand our airmen may need some time to adjust, so in the meantime, please continue to wear face coverings that maintain a professional image, even though they may not be neutral/solid color or camouflage pattern, and if you do not have a face covering, do not hesitate to contact your supervisors. We will make sure that we assist you in accommodating the requirement.

Leave: All leave outside of the local area has to be approved by the first General Officer in the Chain of Command.

Finally, please stay connected with your family, friends and wingmen. This is a very special week for many of us. Our chaplains remind us that taking care of our spirituality is part of the whole person concept and necessary for a healthy life. I leave you with these words from two of our chaplains, Chaplain Millner and Perez:

“May you and your families be safe, healthy and well, and may you experience the essence of the Passover holiday, ritually and spiritually, as being a time of feeling connected to God's abiding presence as a source of spiritual strength. With blessings for a very happy and kosher Passover!” - Chaplain Daniel Millner

“I pray that you can find the faith to sustain your life and that of your loved ones knowing that the Almighty is with you. I pray that He watches over you and your families, keeping you safe and giving you peace no matter what you are facing. I pray He comforts you as you celebrate this Easter, giving you courage and strength for every task before you. He meets every need, physical, emotional and spiritual. We wait on His response knowing that He is in control. Blessings” - Chaplain Perez

Thank you for your Uncompromised Excellence and Happy Easter!

-Gunfighter 1