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  • Embedded mental health essential during pandemic (Part 1)

    Embedded Air Force mental health professionals play a critical role in keeping Airmen mission ready, and during the COVID-19 pandemic they are even more important to maintaining readiness.
  • DAFB postured to serve as key hub in COVID-19 fight

    In the ongoing fight against COVID-19, two Transport Isolation Systems, along with trained medical Airmen, arrived at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, April 30, 2020.
  • Air Force equipped to protect patients and providers

    Even as the U.S. health system faces a shortage of personal protective equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Air Force Medical Service is equipped to protect patients and providers. The Air Force maintains stockpiles of medical PPE at each military treatment facility.
  • Air Force embedded medics keep Airmen fit during pandemic

    The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how we all live our lives and do our jobs. Even with those changes, essential Air Force missions continue, and embedded physical therapists are working as hard as ever to keep Airmen fit to fight. Embedded medics are finding creative ways to accomplish their mission while still following Department of Defense and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.
  • AFRL Aircraft Decontamination Team ramps up battle against COVID-19

    To support the global fight against COVID-19, the Air Force Research Laboratory quickly stood up an aircraft decontamination team pooling bioenvironmental, aircraft materials and medical experts from across the laboratory who’ve assessed a variety of aircraft decontamination support solutions.
  • Airman Spotlight: An Air Force physician’s experience amidst COVID-19, squadron reorganization & working on the flight line

    To say these are unprecedented times is an understatement. Air Force Medicine was already in the midst of several organizational reforms when COVID-19 was declared a pandemic. All medics across the force quickly pivoted to what is now called the “new abnormal.” To keep the Air Force a ready fighting force, providers like Capt. Michael Ferraro, a family physician at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, are contributing in unique ways. Ferraro spoke with Air Force Surgeon General Public Affairs and shared his perspective on current events and reforms revolutionizing the Air Force Medical Service.
  • Army veterinarians post FAQ for pet owners to Army Public Health Center COVID-19 website

    There have been a few stories recently reported in the news about human to animal transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. This has raised concerns with some pet owners about how to properly care for and safely interact with their pets during this time of social distancing and stay-at-home quarantines. The Army Public Health Center has updated its COVID-19 website with a number of pet-related COVID-19 frequently asked questions.
  • Remotely piloted aircraft crews maintain mission readiness during COVID-19

    COVID-19 cannot stop the dedicated Airmen who fly remotely piloted aircraft in support of global operations. COVID-19 has now increased health awareness for everyone, and RPA pilots are no exception.
  • Airmen urged to maintain healthy dental habits during COVID-19 pandemic

    In March, the U.S. Air Force began deferring routine and non-urgent dental care to slow the spread of COVID-19. In alignment with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Dental Association and Department of Defense policies, most dental care has been deferred, with the exception of emergencies, cases considered medically necessary, and care for deploying and deployed personnel.
  • Deployed medics restructure mission to support pandemic response

    A 96th Medical Group surgical team deployed to Niger, Africa, found itself with a challenge as a result of COVID-19. The challenge reinforced the need to remain agile and adjust to prepare for a range of circumstances faced on the African continent.