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  • 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.
  • Hill Airmen deploy for national vaccination effort

    Ten Hill Airmen fro the 75th Medical Group joined a group from Wright-Patterson AFB in deploying to Detroit in support of a Department of Defense COVID-19 vaccination support operation.
  • Airman gives back by serving as translator for COVID vaccinations

    If you put a photo to the Air Force Core Values, you may see the face of a technical sergeant from the 349th Recruiting Squadron looking back at you.That face could belong to Tech. Sgt. Hugo Perez, an enlisted accessions recruiter, who not only embodies “service before self” in his job but also out in his community.On March 13, Perez spent around
  • PT test pushed to July, updates to scoring, physical components ahead

    When assessments resume, the three-component fitness test (1.5 mile run, 1 minute of pushups and situps) will be reset with scores calculated on a new three component scoring table. In addition, work is underway to separate scoring into five-year age groups as opposed to the previous ten – for example, age groups will start at <25, 25-29 years old, 30-34, years old, etc.
  • Disinfecting is key to stopping spread of coronavirus

    Determining what needs to be cleaned, how areas will be disinfected and what resources and equipment will be needed to clean and disinfect are important steps for protecting individuals from the COVID-19 virus.
  • COVID-19 vaccine does not affect fertility, immunization experts say

    You're pregnant, or you’re breastfeeding. Should you get a COVID-19 vaccine? That’s a question on the minds of many military frontline health care workers today. The short answer is that it’s an individual’s choice, and military health experts say the vaccine is well worth considering.
  • AFMC incorporates civilian personnel into existing COVID-19 surveillance testing

    Air Force Materiel Command expanded its COVID-19 surveillance testing in January 2021, extending the voluntary testing to civilian personnel at four AFMC installations.
  • First Tinker personnel receive COVID-19 vaccine

    The 72nd Medical Group began delivering COVID-19 vaccinations Jan. 4. The first three were given to two Tinker AFB first responders and a health care professional.
  • Tinker prepared for vaccine arrival

    Tinker Air Force Base’s 72nd Medical Group is prepared to deliver coronavirus vaccinations quickly when supplies arrive. According to Department of Defense plans, Tinker’s initial doses will be prioritized for medical workers, emergency services and public safety personnel.
  • First COVID-19 vaccine may be distributed next week

    An assessment by the Food and Drug Administration shows the COVID-19 vaccine developed by U.S. drug company Pfizer is around 95% effective and could be distributed next week.
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