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  • 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.
  • Under Secretary of the Air Force talks mandatory COVID vaccination efforts with Air Force Reserve

    JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. -- During a roundtable discussion at the 459th Air Refueling Wing at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Sep. 11, 2021, Under Secretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones met with Air Force reservists to discuss the DoD-wide COVID-19 vaccination directive and its quickly approaching completion deadline of Dec. 2, 2021, for the Air Force
  • DAF announces mandatory COVID vaccine implementation guidelines for Airmen, Guardians

    Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall has released a service implementation plan that requires Airmen and Guardians to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the following dates, unless seeking an exemption.
  • Air Force mental health leaders discuss future of field

    Mental health leaders across the Air Force met virtually for an annual conference, August 9-13, to discuss military mental health care, telehealth, the impact of COVID-19 and embedded mental health support.
  • Brown says China’s challenge must be met with speed, focus and commitment

    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr. told an influential audience Aug. 6 at the National Press Club that the Air Force and the nation must respond with speed, focus and commitment to China’s emergence and other global security threats just as it did 20 years ago following the 9/11 attack.
  • COVID-19 Vaccine: What Airmen should know

    The delta variant of the coronavirus has spread across the Mississippi Gulf Coast causing a surge in cases and an increase in hospitalizations.The devastating effects of COVID-19 on patients is something Master Sgt. Felicia Johnson, an Air Force Reserve medic with the 403rd Aeromedical Staging Squadron, deals with daily in her civilian job as a
  • DoD directs employees to start wearing face masks again

    Following guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Defense Department has directed employees working in areas at high risk for transmission to begin using face masks again as a measure to prevent the continued spread of the COVID-19 virus, especially the fast-moving, highly-transmittable Delta variant.
  • COVID-19 pandemic not over, concerns over Delta Variant growing

    Nearly 68% of active duty personnel have been vaccinated against COVID-19 with at least one dose. But that still leaves many service members vulnerable to the delta variant of the virus, health officials at the Pentagon said.
  • Current PCS, household goods affected by supply shortages

    According to a newly released communiqué from the Air Force’s Personal Property Activity Headquarters, “Department of Defense demand this peak (PCS) season has greatly exceeded commercial industry capabilities, largely due to resource constraints associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Per industry, this resulted in a 25% decrease in their labor pool, resulting in (decreased) personal property movement capacity necessary to support private sector and government demand.”
  • Nurse and Tech Week: Battle-tested and ready

    This time last year, as the world was trying to wrap its head around an unknown and unforgiving new enemy, Air Force nurses and medical technicians found themselves on the front lines of COVID-19. This week, the Air Force Medical Service recognizes the continued contribution, sacrifice and dedication of its nurses and technicians. These Airmen continue to raise the bar on what it means to serve as an Air Force medic.
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