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  • Air Force mental health leaders discuss future of the field

    Mental health leaders across the Air Force met virtually for an annual conference, which started on August 9, to discuss military mental health care, telehealth, the impact of COVID-19, and embedded mental health support. Lt. Gen. Robert I. Miller, U.S. Air Force Surgeon General, presented a welcome message, emphasizing the critical role mental health care plays in the readiness of Airmen and Guardians, especially amid the ongoing transition of military treatment facilities to the Defense Health Agency and the current situation in Afghanistan.
  • SECDEF requests mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for military

    By mid-September, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III will request a waiver from President Joe Biden to make the COVID-19 vaccine mandatory for service members, Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby said. 
  • 165th AW Airmen participate in first Northern Strike 21 medical exercise hosted at Air Dominance Center

    More than 85 Air National Guard Airmen from multiple medical units across the United States and its territories attended the first ever, all Air National Guard mobile medic training during Northern Strike 21 at the Air Dominance Center located at the 165th Airlift Wing in Savannah, Georgia, August 2-8, 2021.
  • Airman overcomes series of challenges relying on superb resiliency

    It was the first night in a while that she’d slept so soundly. Unfortunately, it was the one night she wishes she hadn’t. Murphy’s Law continued a long streak of unfolding in Janelle’s life. One incident after another. It was enough to yank the cheer right out of the average person, but not her. U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Janelle Vicente is a seasoned veteran when it comes to mental resiliency.
  • U.S. Air Force delivers SOUTHCOM-donated field hospital to Suriname

    A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft transported a large mobile field hospital from Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, to Suriname July 16 that will be donated to the country’s Ministry of Health to help the South American nation deal with COVID-19 and other health emergencies.
  • San Antonio military medical community becomes 7th medical 'Market'

    The San Antonio Military Health System became the San Antonio Market in a ceremony at Brooke Army Medical Center - the seventh such medical market in U.S. military medicine.
  • Showcase medics, relieving fears - offering hope

    The 375th Medical Group deployed 39 medics between April and June 2021 to the Community Vaccination Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and the Minneapolis-Saint Paul as the Advanced Operational Node team members in support of the Federal Emergency Management Agency response to battle COVID-19.
  • COVID-19 pandemic not over, concerns over Delta Variant growing

    Nearly 68% of active duty personnel have been vaccinated against COVID-19 with at least one dose. But that still leaves many service members vulnerable to the delta variant of the virus, health officials at the Pentagon said.
  • New COVID-19 Delta Variant: What you need to know to stay safe

    A new and increasingly dangerous variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus is rapidly sweeping across the globe. This new variant appears to spread faster, cause more severe disease and is more likely to result in hospitalization. Also, younger people appear to be more susceptible to the new strain, known as the Delta variant, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Oregon Guardsmen participate in Emergency Preparedness Exercise

    Hundreds of Guardsmen gathered the week of June 13, 2021 at Camp Rilea, Oregon, on the North Coast, to step up to train during a multi-day emergency preparedness exercise to sharpen their skills in case another large-scale disaster impacts Oregonians or their neighbors.
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