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  • MDS Airmen deploy in support of national vaccine effort

    Airmen from the 66th Medical Squadron at Hanscom AFB deployed March 20 as part of the federal effort to support the COVID-19 vaccination response at the Ford Field Community Vaccination Center in Detroit.
  • 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
  • Eglin family doctor battles COVID-19 in Afghanistan

    Relied on medical training and residency experience as an inpatient care physician during six-month deployment.
  • 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.
  • AFMC releases updated telework guidance

    The Air Force Materiel Command has released an updated guide to provide employees and supervisors with a one-stop reference to policies and procedures governing telework activity across the mission set. The 25-page document covers all aspects of telework, to include eligibility, training, pay, leave and absence, equipment, documentation and more, with applicability to all AFMC telework-eligible employees.
  • 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 Vaccines: Changing the course of the pandemic

    A coronavirus is a type of common virus that can cause illnesses such as the common cold, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS).  In early 2020, after a December 2019 outbreak in China, the World Health Organization (WHO) identified SARS-CoV-2 as new type of coronavirus. The disease it causes is called
  • 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.
  • Public Health updates COVID vaccine status

    Health professionals from the 66th Medical Squadron offered additional insight to Hanscom’s ongoing COVID-19 vaccination distribution plan during a virtual town hall here Feb. 10. Public Health officials augmented a previous town hall with questions from the community and explained recent updates to vaccine recipient eligibility as outlined in the Department of Defense prioritization schema and in the commonwealth of Massachusetts.
  • DOD outlines new mask guidance

    The memorandum states that all individuals on military installations and those performing official duties on behalf of DOD from any location other than home, including outdoor shared spaces, will wear masks. Masks must be in accordance with current CDC guidelines.
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