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  • 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.
  • DHA director visits JBSA vaccination sites, discusses medical market certification

    Joint Base San Antonio’s role in Operation Warp Speed, the whole-of-nation response to COVID-19, and ongoing vaccination efforts were the highlight of a visit by U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Ronald Place, director of the Defense Health Agency, last week.
  • Largest multi-site distribution complex in DOD delivers for Operation Warp Speed

    Defense Logistics Agency Distribution began shipping Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to Defense Department employees outside the continental U.S. as part of the Operation Warp Speed mission.
  • 178th Wing administers COVID-19 vaccine

    The 178th Medical Group began administering the COVID-19 vaccine, Jan. 9, to base personnel. The vaccine will be administered in a two-dose series, separated by a mandatory wait time of 21 days, said Lt. Col. Brad A. Kennedy, 178th Medical Group deputy commander. The vaccinations are being distributed based on a phased approach sent out by the Department of Defense.
  • Officials discuss COVID-19 vaccine deliveries and prioritization criteria

    There's been significant progress in getting the COVID-19 vaccines out to the states, said Army Gen. Gustave F. Perna, the chief operating officer of Operation Warp Speed.
  • Reserve Senior Leaders receive COVID-19 vaccination

    Air Force Reserve Command’s commander and command chief master sergeant received their first of two COVID-19 vaccination shots here today.
  • ARNORTH to adjust military COVID-19 response operation in four states, Navajo Nation

    At the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, approximately 150 military medical personnel from the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army began deploying this week to expand support to California, and approximately 40 U.S. Army Reserve medical personnel deployed to support Arizona as part of a Department of Defense COVID-19 support operation.
  • Air Force C-17 aircraft delivers COVID-19 vaccinations to Hawaii National Guard neighbor island troops

    Hundreds of activated Hawaii National Guard personnel with the joint task force responding to COVID-19 are getting vaccinated, with some on neighbor islands receiving the Pfizer vaccine today from the back of a C-17 cargo aircraft making a brief stop.
  • Air Force Surgeon General visits Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, receives COVID-19 vaccine

    U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kelvin Thomas, 316th Medical Squadron noncommissioned officer in charge of immunizations, administers the Moderna COVID-19 vaccination to U.S. Air Force Lt. General Dorothy A. Hogg, U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force Surgeon General, at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington D.C., Jan. 6, 2021. As initial quantities of
  • VaANG medic serves both: Commonwealth & community

    On a sunny, December afternoon, Thomas Massa walked from under the overhang at Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News, Virginia. He’d finally been able to get a break in between patients during a 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. shift where he works as a medical technician in the hospital’s emergency department. It was two days before Christmas, but Massa already knew he’d be working two more 12-hour shifts through the holiday and weekend ahead.