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  • COVID-19 Vaccines: Changing the course of the pandemic

    A coronavirus is a type of common virus that can cause illnesses such as the common cold, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS). In early 2020, after a December 2019 outbreak in China, the World Health Organization (WHO) identified SARS-CoV-2 as new type of coronavirus. The disease it causes is called coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Education

    Members of the 59th Medical Wing discuss the COVID-19 Vaccine.
  • 919 SOMDS begins COVID-19 vaccinations

    The 919th Special Operations Medical Squadron began vaccinating Citizen Air Commandos against COVID-19 on February 1, 2021, after receiving their first shipment of vaccines.
  • 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.
  • Air Force update for COVID-19

    Below are current coronavirus disease 2019 statistics for Department of Air Force personnel:
  • 307th Bomb Wing honors New York City deployers

    The 307th Medical Squadron awarded the Armed Forces Service Medal to nine of its Reserve Citizen Airmen during an award ceremony here Sunday to recognize their efforts during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.The Airmen deployed to the New York City area last year when the pandemic was at its worst there. Arriving only 72 hours after being
  • Reserve Senior Leaders Receive COVID-19 Vaccination

    Lt. Gen. Richard Scobee, AFRC commander and chief of the Air Force Reserve, and Chief Master Sgt. Timothy White, AFRC’s command chief and Scobee’s senior enlisted advisor, rolled up their sleeves at the base medical facility. They will receive their second vaccination shot in about three weeks. “I highly encourage our Reserve Citizen Airmen and their families to get the COVID-19 vaccine when available,” Scobee said. “Getting the vaccine will help us protect ourselves, our families and our fellow Americans against this virus and help ensure our continued readiness for our mission.”
  • 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.
  • Deployment in the Time of COVID

    It’s 2 a.m. on a hot and muggy morning. In an empty parking lot, minivans and SUV’s are gathering together. People of all ages are gathering around a sidewalk, holding signs with barely visible names. A 5-year-old girl sits on the curb, hands holding her face, waiting, waiting, waiting…At the beginning of 2020, the 304th Rescue Squadron, 305th
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