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  • Nurse and Tech Week: Battle-tested and ready

    This time last year, as the world was trying to wrap its head around an unknown and unforgiving new enemy, Air Force nurses and medical technicians found themselves on the front lines of COVID-19. This week, the Air Force Medical Service recognizes the continued contribution, sacrifice and dedication of its nurses and technicians. These Airmen continue to raise the bar on what it means to serve as an Air Force medic.
  • Travis AFB to deliver more life-saving COVID-19 assistance to India

    The 60th Air Mobility Wing is preparing to send two more aircraft loaded with critical COVID-19 medical supplies to India to help front-line medical workers combat the recent spread of COVID-19 in that country.
  • Total Force medics help support FEMA in vaccine efforts

    As of April 29, approximately 1.5 million people worldwide have tested positive for COVID-19, making vaccination efforts more crucial than ever. A team of approx. 140 Airmen from 24 bases spread throughout the U.S. have come together in St. Paul, Minn., to help support the Federal Emergency Management Agency in the effort to vaccinate Americans from COVID-19.
  • U.S. sends medical supplies to India to help in COVID-19 fight

    As part of a whole-of-government effort to slow and eventually end the pandemic, the United States is sending medical supplies and equipment to India as that country battles the most recent COVID-19 outbreak.
  • MCSC supports Air Force-led effort to safely transport COVID-19 patients

    Last year, Marine Corps Systems Command assisted in an Air Force-led effort to acquire and repurpose a shipping container intended to safely transport patients affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • 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. 
  • Roth praises Air Force contributions to mass vaccination center in Florida, others nationwide

    The vaccination facility, which is designed to administer 3,000 shots a day (though it hit 5,636 shots in a single day earlier this month), is under the control of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the state of Florida. However, a staff of 139 active duty Airmen from 25 bases across 22 states make up the operational engine providing vaccinations from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day.
  • APORA strengthens rapid response capabilities through partnership, communication

    The African Partner Outbreak Response Alliance concluded its tenth annual conference, focusing on global Rapid Response Teams April 13.
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