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  • Vaccine team makes progress in Detroit

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - The 120 Airmen from the 88th Medical Group who departed for a COVID-19 mission in Detroit have been diligent by putting shots in arms.The team has provided 5,000 vaccines a day, and another thousand have been delivered by mobile vaccination teams, which local health departments and the Federal Emergency
  • CEMIRT, APE hit the road for installation support in COVID-19 era

    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – After a year of strict travel restrictions, teams with the Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Operation Directorate are back on the road more often in support of installations around the globe.Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the directorate had an aggressive travel schedule for specialty teams delivering routine
  • 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.
  • Entire Force May Be Vaccinated for COVID-19 by Early Summer

    WASHINGTON -- Defense Department officials have said the department will be ready to offer COVID-19 vaccinations to all eligible beneficiaries by May 1, in keeping with a White House announcement that on that date, all Americans will be able to get vaccinated if they want to."We are committed to contributing to the president achieving his goal of
  • 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.
  • 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.
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