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Thank you my friend Maj Robert Thornton for making us aware that USAF Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein is preparing to set a new operating rhythm under coronavirus restrictions, which he sees continuing for at least a year. “What we’re looking at now is a new reset—1 June—I call the ‘new abnormal’: Living and operating with a cyclical virus until we get a vaccine,” Goldfein told defense reporters by telecon, April 22. “All the projections are no vaccine for upwards of a year, so that means we’ve got to refine our ability to survive and operate.”
The reset will lay out a path to continue the missions from which USAF will get “no relief,” such as nuclear deterrence and air mobility, and “bring back the missions we’ve slowed down so we can get back to some sense of new normalcy in an abnormal world.” These include the training pipeline, he said, noting that basic military training is operating at about 50 percent of its pre-pandemic capacity.
Until a vaccine is available, “We’re going to be living with this virus, and the potential for it to come back in some cyclical way is likely,” Goldfein said. The “good news,” is that the “ability to survive and operate … is part of our DNA,” and the pandemic is an opportunity to refresh that training, he added. The Air Force has long known how to function in chemical, biological, and radiological environments, he said, and the COVID-19 crisis simply means USAF will “go back to our roots.”

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Lt Col Charlie Brown
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Better to plan and not need it...
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Abnormal conditions call for major adjustments.
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