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  • Regional Health Command Europe conducts Global Health Engagement with Polish military medical counterparts

    Regional Health Command Europe recently conducted its first-ever ‘virtual’ Global Health Engagement with their Polish military medical counterparts. The two-day virtual event was held Feb. 3-4 and consisted of briefings and presentations by subject matter experts from the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force.
  • Military, medical leaders discuss COVID-19 issues with Service Members

    Top military and medical officials gathered for a virtual town hall meeting with service members and their families to discuss COVID-19 vaccinations. 
  • Defense personnel to support FEMA in vaccination push

    Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III announced that 1,110 active duty service members will support five Federal Emergency Management Agency vaccinations centers.
  • 24th SOW launches Special Operations Center For Medical Integration And Development

    The 24th Special Operations Wing launched the Special Operations Center for Medical Integration and Development, a program designed in cooperation between the U.S. Air Force and the University of Alabama-Birmingham to develop and provide advanced standardized training to special operations medics. The training used realistic and innovative techniques including virtual reality, field training exercises and clinical hospital rotations to maintain readiness of Special Operations Surgical Team members, pararescuemen and independent duty medical technicians.
  • 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.
  • Wellness Advocacy Team supports Airmen resilience, wellness

    The 100th Air Refueling Wing is leading the charge on Airman and family health and wellness with the creation of the Royal Air Force Mildenhall Wellness Advocacy Team.
  • Air Force medics keep Patriot Express travelers safe amid COVID-19

    On November 1, 2020, U.S. Transportation Command and Air Mobility Command implemented mandatory rapid, on-site testing for military and civilian passengers traveling aboard Patriot Express flights departing from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport as well as Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Washington. Additionally, all Patriot Express travelers must complete a COVID-19 screening pre-travel questionnaire and complete an on-site temperature check. Based on destination requirements and the number of passengers who already have a valid COVID-19 test, nearly 40-90% of passengers are tested prior to departure.
  • 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.
  • 39th Medical Group vaccinates Incirlik against COVID-19

    The first doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, intended to inoculate essential leadership and first responders, was delivered to Incirlik Air Base via a U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules on Jan. 7, 2021.
  • Air Force celebrates 20 years of International Health Specialist program

    Over the past 20 years, the U.S. Air Force’s International Health Specialist program has played a key role in transforming global health engagement, giving it a new structure and purpose. As the program has matured, its impact on global health engagement has grown.
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