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  • DoD activates Fifteenth Air Force to expedite COVID-19 vaccine distribution

    Department of Defense members assembled Feb. 24 in Florida to provide flexible support to the Federal Emergency Management Agency as part of the whole-of-government response to COVID-19. Service members have temporarily been assigned to Fifteenth Air Force, under U.S. Northern Command’s Joint Force Land Component Command, U.S. Army North.
  • 42nd MDG Airmen leave for deployment

    The 25 deployed Airmen, which included clinicians, nurses, pharmacy technicians, medical technicians, logisticians and administrative personnel, joined the 335th Air Expeditionary Group, comprised of nearly 150 Airmen from bases across the country. The 335th AEG will man a FEMA vaccination center in Brooklyn, capable of administering 3,000 vaccinations daily.
  • 343rd TRS Airmen soar in joint air operations

    Airmen from the 343rd Training Squadron/Operating Location-A teamed with National Guard Soldiers and Air Force Reservists to strengthen their warfighting skills and joint partnerships with a medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) exercise Jan. 9 and a sling load exercise Jan. 27.
  • How medics earn their wings

    As the only training unit for the aeromedical evacuation career field, the 375th Aeromedical Evacuation Training Squadron instructs all active duty, Guard and Reserve Airmen in the upgrade process to become flight nurses and AE technicians. The training culminates in a check-ride, on board an in-flight aircraft, where the student is expected to successfully treat a simulated patient in varying degrees of distress.
  • Defense Department has multiple priorities in COVID-19 battle

    When the COVID-19 virus spread to the United States, the Defense Department took on many roles: protecting its people, supporting the national pandemic response and ensuring the armed forces were ready to meet the national security mission.
  • AFRL partnership seeks to “engineer” improved human performance

    For athletes, achieving peak performance takes more than skill and practice. Other important but less obvious factors - including nutrition, sleep, mental state, resilience, and more - are critical in maximizing potential. The Air Force Research Laboratory has teamed with small business partners to understand this total picture of human resilience and performance.   Together with Engineering Sports Performance LLC and RippleWorx Inc., AFRL will explore and improve human performance capabilities to benefit military personnel as well as civilian first responders.
  • DoD tests VR suicide prevention training at Scott, Travis AFBs

    The 30-minute training is aimed to help Airmen’s comfort in engaging with others to prevent suicide.
  • More options to get COVID-19 vaccine

    Are you and your family looking to get a COVID-19 vaccine near you? If so, you’ll soon have more options for where you can go to get it. As part of the ongoing response to COVID-19, the federal government has launched the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program for COVID-19 Vaccination. This new program is a collaboration between the federal government, states, territories, and 21 national pharmacies and independent pharmacy networks to increase access to the COVID-19 vaccine in the U.S.
  • ARNORTH oversees military COVID-19 vaccination support to FEMA in four states, one territory

    U.S. Army North, U.S. Northern Command's Joint Force Land Component Command, has overseen the Department of Defense's COVID-19 response operation in support of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Health and Human Services since March 2020.
  • USU cohort study investigates COVID-19 impacts on DOD personnel

    The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences’ Infectious Disease Clinical Research Program is leading a multi-year study to identify risk factors for COVID-19 in the military population, understand the symptoms and disease course, and investigate clinical outcomes.
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