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  • Secretary of Defense issues guidance for mandatory Coronavirus Disease 2019 vaccination of Department of Defense service members

    Today, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III issued a memorandum for Mandatory Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination of Department of Defense Service Members.The memo directs the Secretaries of the Military Departments to immediately begin full vaccination of all members of the Armed Forces under DoD authority on active duty or in the Ready
  • 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.”
  • COVID-19 cannot stop the 393rd EBS

    While the world has been battling with the spread of COVID-19 for the past year, the 393rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron has not let that slow them down.Over the past year Team Whiteman has learned and refined operations to keep Airmen safe during COVID-19. Airmen have developed habit patterns that include cleaning, social distancing, and mask
  • AFGSC leaders receive COVID-19 vaccine

    Gen. Tim Ray, Air Force Global Strike Command commander, receives his COVID-19 vaccine at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Jan. 8, 2021. AFGSC units are following the U.S. Department of Defense's COVID-19 vaccine distribution and administration plan which implements a phased, standardized and coordinated strategy for prioritizing, distributing and
  • Barksdale AFB administers first round of COVID-19 vaccinations

    Airmen from the 2nd Medical Group immunizations clinic administered the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccination at Barksdale Air Force Base, Jan. 6, 2021. Among the first to receive the vaccine were medical staff, those maintaining essential national security and installation functions, and beneficiaries at the highest risk for developing severe illness from COVID.
  • COVID-19 vaccine arrives at Minot

    The 5th Medical Group at Minot Air Force Base will receive doses of the COVID-19 vaccine with intentions to distribute the vaccine on a volunteer basis. Local prioritization follows the Centers for Disease Control and Department of Defense guidance. First priorities will be given to those healthcare personnel, emergency services and public safety personnel (Fire Department and Security Forces). The next priorities are maintaining essential national security and installation functions, those being deployed, and individuals at the highest risk of developing a severe illness from COVID-19 during the initial distribution phase.
  • COVID-19 vaccine arrives at Whiteman, first doses administered to essential medical and operations personnel today

    Whiteman Air Force Base medical personnel took delivery of the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine Dec. 30 with a vaccine roll out to volunteer recipients as early as this afternoon, according to base officials.After rigorous testing and trials demonstrating the vaccine’s safety and effectiveness, the vaccine received by Whiteman AFB is offered
  • Air Force update for COVID-19

    Below are current coronavirus disease 2019 statistics for Department of Air Force personnel:
  • Military medical teams stage to support Navajo Nation at Kirtland waypoint

    The Navajo Nation has been grappling with COVID-19 since the virus hit the United States in March. Team Kirtland has provided support through several volunteer capacities, collecting and coordinating donations, and now, at the request of the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Defense is supporting the Navajo Nation with military medical personnel at the request of the Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Dyess recognizes Medical Professionals Appreciation Day

    The Air Force Global Strike Commander, Gen. Tim Ray, declared Dec. 18 “Air Force Global Strike Command Medical Professionals Appreciation Day” across the command.“Our medical professionals have been on the front lines in a battle against a global pandemic,” Ray said in his proclamation. “The hours have been long and the danger very real, but they
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