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  • DOD experts explain: The science behind the COVID-19 vaccines

    Almost six weeks after the Food and Drug Administration issued emergency use authorization for the first two COVID-19 vaccines, many questions have arisen concerning their efficacy in attacking the SARS-CoV-2 virus and deadly COVID-19 disease. To better understand how COVID-19 vaccines work, MHS Communications spoke to two medical experts who have been intimately involved in the Department of Defense’s effort to develop and roll out vaccines for Americans.
  • Department of the Air Force moves Physical Fitness Assessments to April 2021, removes waist measurement from composite score permanently

    To ensure social distancing practices remain in place during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and to give Airmen and Space Professionals time to prepare, testing was delayed from October to January and is now further delayed to April.
  • Air Force hits record retention levels, reviews voluntary force management efforts

    The Department of the Air Force is seeing its highest retention levels in 20 years, second only to rates recorded shortly after 9/11 in 2002.
  • COVID Coach helps veterans, service members cope

    COVID Coach is a free, easy-to-use mobile application created for everyone, especially veterans and service members, to support self-care and overall mental health during the coronavirus, or COVID-19, pandemic.
  • Special leave accrual for service members

    Today, Matthew Donovan, under secretary of defense for personnel and readiness, signed a department-wide authorization for service members to accrue and retain an additional leave balance of up to 120 days. The department's actions to stem the spread of COVID-19 has significantly limited the ability of service members to take leave during this
  • DLA Research & Development supporting COVID-19 response with face shields, advanced manufacturing 

    The Defense Logistics Agency will deliver 11,000 face shields to New York City medical workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 response by coupling a novel acquisition approach and one of DLA’s Research & Development projects using advanced manufacturing technology.
  • What Does COVID-19 Mean For Me?

    The 94th Air Wing (94 AW) Commander declared a Public Health Emergency (PHE) on 25 Mar 2020 in accordance with DoDI 6200.03 and AFI 10-2519 in response to COVID -19.  This declaration will provide Dobbins Air Reserve Base (DARB) the tools necessary to protect our Airmen, employees and their families and help limit the spread of the coronavirus. We
  • Caring for Kids during COVID-19

    The current outbreak of COVID-19 has many people asking questions, and children are no exception. The uncertainty that we are experiencing may give rise to confusion, anger, and other emotions.
  • DISA renews antivirus software license agreement helping teleworkers keep machines safe at home

    The DoD Antivirus Software License Agreement with McAfee allows active DoD employees to utilize the antivirus software for home use.
  • CID encourages vigilance to prevent COVID-19 cyber scams

    During this time of heightened awareness and protection against potential health risks associated with COVID-19, there is also an increased risk in scam methods used by cybercriminals.The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command warns the military community that some phishing campaigns prey on would-be victims’ fear, while others capitalize on the
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