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  • Air Force increases support to FEMA Community Vaccination Centers

    At the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, two additional Air Force medical teams totaling 360 personnel are part of the Department of Defense’s latest deployment of 860 military medical and support personnel deployed to Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Virginia, and who are to deploy to Indiana and Missouri, to support state-run, federally supported Community Vaccination Centers.
  • Entire force may be vaccinated for COVID-19 by early summer

    Depending on the rate at which the Defense Department can get vaccines, and the uptake rate, it's possible that by early summer, every person in the DOD could be vaccinated, the director of the Defense Health Agency said.
  • Deployed Flight Surgeon returns to 332nd AEW amidst COVID-19 response

    U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Russell Tontz, the oldest of 10 siblings, finds his way to the wing through a circuitous route.
  • Air Force’s COVID-19 response - one year on the frontlines with a new enemy

    Since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic one year ago, U.S. Air Force medics, along with medical personnel across the country, were pushed to the frontlines of this battle with this novel, invisible enemy.
  • 99th Medical Group deploys in response to COVID-19

    Members of the 99th Medical Group were deployed to California at the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the state of California in response to a surge of COVID-19 patients Jan. 7 to Feb. 13, 2021.
  • DoD activates Fifteenth Air Force to expedite COVID-19 vaccine distribution

    Members of the joint Department of Defense assembled Feb. 24, 2021, in Florida, to provide flexible Department of Defense support to the Federal Emergency Management Agency as part of the whole-of-government response to COVID-19. Service members have temporarily been assigned to Fifteenth Air Force, under U.S. Northern Command’s Joint Force Land Component Command, through U.S. Army North.
  • COVID-19 vaccine does not affect fertility, immunization experts say

    You're pregnant, or you’re breastfeeding. Should you get a COVID-19 vaccine? That’s a question on the minds of many military frontline health care workers today. The short answer is that it’s an individual’s choice, and military health experts say the vaccine is well worth considering.
  • Updated Air Force Guidance on Use of Masks

    (The acting Secretary of the Air Force, John P. Roth signed the following updated memorandum for all Department of the Air Force personnel regarding the required us of cloth masks. a PDF version of the memo is also provided.)
  • This is my why

    When the COVID-19 pandemic began, I never anticipated we would be to the point where we are today. Jobs have been lost, businesses have closed and everyone’s world has shifted. We’ve even lost the opportunity for the types of social interaction that helps bring us together.
  • DOD announces use of masks and other public health measures

    Today, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III signed a memo that, effective immediately, directs all individuals on military installations and all individuals performing official duties on behalf of the Department from any location other than the individual’s home, including outdoor shared spaces, to wear masks in accordance with the most current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines.
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