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  • DoD launches effort to collect 8,000 units of COVID-19 convalescent plasma

    Patients who have recovered from COVID-19 may hold treatment in their veins that could help others who are critically ill with the respiratory infection. 
  • DoD COVID-19 survivor gives shoutout to doctors, plasma donors

    Air Force veteran Patrick Bright, 55, a police officer with the Pentagon Force Protection Agency, nearly died from COVID-19. Then he received a new treatment. Bright was hospitalized at Medstar Southern Maryland Hospital on March 23. His health quickly deteriorated, and four days later he was flown to MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.
  • Embedded mental health essential during pandemic (Part 1)

    Embedded Air Force mental health professionals play a critical role in keeping Airmen mission ready, and during the COVID-19 pandemic they are even more important to maintaining readiness.
  • TRICARE revises telehealth policy to respond to COVID-19

    To improve virtual access to health care during COVID-19, TRICARE recently revised its policy on telehealth services. This temporarily allows you access to care more easily during the constraints of the pandemic. These changes will remain for the duration of the stateside public health emergency. They may be in place overseas beyond the U.S. national emergency end date, based on local conditions.
  • Air Force bioenvironmental engineers expand mission in aerovac, workspaces

    Bioenvironmental engineers across the Air Force are working to keep the workplace safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • DAFB postured to serve as key hub in COVID-19 fight

    In the ongoing fight against COVID-19, two Transport Isolation Systems, along with trained medical Airmen, arrived at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, April 30, 2020.
  • Air Force equipped to protect patients and providers

    Even as the U.S. health system faces a shortage of personal protective equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Air Force Medical Service is equipped to protect patients and providers. The Air Force maintains stockpiles of medical PPE at each military treatment facility.
  • Air Force embedded medics keep Airmen fit during pandemic

    The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how we all live our lives and do our jobs. Even with those changes, essential Air Force missions continue, and embedded physical therapists are working as hard as ever to keep Airmen fit to fight. Embedded medics are finding creative ways to accomplish their mission while still following Department of Defense and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.
  • Ohio National Guard on front lines during COVID-19 pandemic: Soldiers, Airmen provide medical assistance at federal prison

    From blizzards to hurricanes, from east coast to west coast, and anything in between, members of the National Guard answer the call each time our nation is in need. Today, as COVID-19 continues to grip America, more than 45,000 National Guard Soldiers and Airmen are deployed to every state, three U.S. territories and the District of Columbia, supporting their communities - caring for citizens in need, and helping to slow the spread of this deadly virus.
  • Florida Army and Air Guard medical professionals join forces to fight COVID-19

    For the first time in the Florida Guard’s history, medical professionals from the Army and Air Guard have come together in one joint unit. Their mission? Provide medical support in an alternate care facility as part of the state’s COVID-19 response.