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  • DoD adds COVID-19 guidelines for deployers

    The Disaster Emergency Medical Operations Support Team tested more than 250 Airmen for COVID-19 prior to their departure to a deployed location April 15, 2021, here.
  • Laboratory professionals play important role in fight against COVID-19

    Medical Laboratory Professionals Week recognizes the behind-the-scenes work laboratorians do to generate clinical lab results and, ultimately, guide the courses of treatment for patients throughout the military and civilian health systems.
  • Defense leaders provide COVID-19 vaccination update

    As of this week, all Defense Department personnel and beneficiaries can get a COVID-19 vaccination appointment, Dr. Terry Adirim, acting assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, said. 
  • Medics to help with U.S. COVID relief

    Approximately 25 tanker medics from McConnell’s 22nd Medical Group help make life-saving vaccines readily available to the American people.
  • DOD prioritizing COVID-19 vaccinations to those deployed

    Defense Department health leaders said the DOD is rapidly administering COVID-19 vaccines in a tiered priority process to service members, DOD contractors and civilians and their families who are stationed overseas.
  • 335th EMDOS Airman translates for Brooklyn CVC community

    Efforts have been underway for almost a month to bring the COVID-19 vaccine to people at the state-led, federally-supported Medgar Evers College Community Vaccination Center in Brooklyn.
  • ARNORTH to oversee military vaccination support to FEMA at five new locations

    At the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, approximately 860 Department of Defense military medical and support personnel deployed to Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Virginia, and will deploy to Indiana and Missouri, to support state-run, federally supported Community Vaccination Centers. U.S. Army North, the Joint Force Land Component Command of U.S. Northern Command, will oversee the multi-service military COVID-19 response operation in support of the states and the federal vaccination pilot.
  • Entire force may be vaccinated for COVID-19 by early summer

    Depending on the rate at which the Defense Department can get vaccines, and the uptake rate, it's possible that by early summer, every person in the DOD could be vaccinated, the director of the Defense Health Agency said.
  • Respiratory care practitioner career field named 2021 Chief Richard L. Etchberger Team of The Year

    This year, the 2021 Chief Richard L. Etchberger award has been granted to the Air Force respiratory care practitioner career field for the incredible achievements made by the enlisted Airmen. The Department of the Air Force award, named after Medal of Honor recipient Chief Master Sgt. Richard L. Etchberger, recognizes the selfless service of Airmen in an enlisted career field. This year, respiratory care practitioners are being recognized for their dedication, innovation and critical action amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Nothing can stop an IDMT

    The Air Force is full of medical specialists who dedicate their lives to one specific aspect of care in order to ensure the well-being of service members and their families. There is one medical career field, however, that really does it all: that of an Independent Duty Medical Technician.
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