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  • Air Force medics keep Patriot Express travelers safe amid COVID-19

    On November 1, 2020, U.S. Transportation Command and Air Mobility Command implemented mandatory rapid, on-site testing for military and civilian passengers traveling aboard Patriot Express flights departing from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport as well as Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Washington. Additionally, all Patriot Express travelers must complete a COVID-19 screening pre-travel questionnaire and complete an on-site temperature check. Based on destination requirements and the number of passengers who already have a valid COVID-19 test, nearly 40-90% of passengers are tested prior to departure.
  • DOD experts explain: The science behind the COVID-19 vaccines

    Almost six weeks after the Food and Drug Administration issued emergency use authorization for the first two COVID-19 vaccines, many questions have arisen concerning their efficacy in attacking the SARS-CoV-2 virus and deadly COVID-19 disease. To better understand how COVID-19 vaccines work, MHS Communications spoke to two medical experts who have been intimately involved in the Department of Defense’s effort to develop and roll out vaccines for Americans.
  • 39th Medical Group vaccinates Incirlik against COVID-19

    The first doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, intended to inoculate essential leadership and first responders, was delivered to Incirlik Air Base via a U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules on Jan. 7, 2021.
  • DOD personnel must do more to win fight against COVID-19, Special Advisor says

    While the personnel of the Defense Department have already done incredible work to combat the coronavirus, they must do more, Max Rose, a special advisor on COVID-19 to the defense secretary, said.
  • 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.