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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.
  • 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.
  • DOD personnel must do more to win fight against COVID-19, Special Advisor says

    While the personnel of the Defense Department have already done incredible work to combat the coronavirus, they must do more, Max Rose, a special advisor on COVID-19 to the defense secretary, said.
  • 480th ISRW ART inspire United States Space Force strategy

    Chief Master Sgt. Roger Towberman, United States Space Force senior enlisted advisor and Ms. Patricia Mulcahy, Senior Executive Service deputy chief of space operations for personnel virtually visited 16th Air Force (Air Forces Cyber) Airmen at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Jan. 11, 2021.
  • AMC hosts operational demonstration for latest AE innovation

    Air Mobility Command hosted the final operational demonstration for a portable and constructable ramp, or Patient Loading System, used to safely on and offload patients to high-deck aircraft, such as the KC-10 Extender, KC-46 Pegasus and KC-135 Stratotanker.
  • AFOSR advances science of wound healing technology

    The Air Force Research Laboratory’s cutting-edge research creates future warfighting technologies for the Air and Space Forces, protecting the lives of those that put themselves in harm’s way every day. Ground-breaking research into cellular reprogramming, made possible in part with funding from AFRL’s Air Force Office of Scientific Research, is leading to technology that could heal wounds more than five times faster than the human body can heal naturally, vastly improving long term health care outcomes for warfighters and veterans.
  • Gold Star survivor becomes Bronze Star recipient

    Losing a loved one forever changes someone’s life. For some, it shatters them. For others, it pushes them to better themselves. Master Sgt. Brandon “Hock” Hockenbarger, 959th Medical Operations Squadron Internal Medicine flight chief, is the latter.
  • DOD vaccinating personnel worldwide against COVID-19

    A little more than a month after the Food and Drug Administration issued emergency use authorization for the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines Dec. 12 and Dec. 17, respectively, vaccines have been increasingly and successfully distributed and administered to Department of Defense personnel worldwide in a safe and effective phased approach.
  • What the Biomedical Sciences Corps brings to the fight

    Biomedical Sciences Corps Appreciation Week offers the opportunity to explore how this diverse Corps is relevant and critical to ensuring an expeditionary fit and ready force. From head to toe and beyond, the BSC keeps the Air Force combat ready, but what does each career field do?
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