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  • Air Guard’s ‘Baby Doc’ overcomes early health condition to become leader in pandemic battle

    Undeterred by a rare health condition early in life, Nevada Air Guard 1st Lt. Caleena Longworth is now on the front line of health care in southern Nevada during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Few in the state have vaccinated more people than Longworth, who has personally administered the vaccine to more than 4,000 people while acquiring the nickname “Baby Doc” from her health care coworkers given her youthful appearance. And she did that all while finishing her medical doctorate at University of Nevada, Las Vegas’ Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine this spring.
  • Travis AFB hosts clinical research for NASA’s newly developed medical technology

    The E-Nose Breathanalyzer, under development at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley, will have the capability of analyzing compounds found within a person’s breath to diagnose a battery of illnesses and abnormalities including respiratory illnesses, infectious diseases and cardiovascular conditions.
  • A passion for helping and leading: Nurse leads Air Force Medical Service

    A profession that faces disease and trauma and requires long hours on their feet may deter some, but for nurses, this profession was chosen to serve and ensure the health of those who live in their communities.
  • Air Force Reserve epidemiologist volunteers for COVID-19 fight

    Due to the overwhelming numbers of coronavirus patients, the Air Force Reserve called on its Airmen to help ensure hot spots around the country have the support they need. Dr. (Maj.) Sanjiv Baxi, 349th Medical Group doctor, jumped at the opportunity to help.
  • Polish medical team, Illinois Guard side-by-side in COVID-19 response

    The Illinois Guard and the Polish military are partners in the Defense Department’s State Partnership Program, a program that teams National Guard elements with partner nations worldwide.
  • Mobility Airmen transport medics, supplies to aid in fight against COVID-19

    Air Force Reserve medics from Travis AFB, Beale AFB and March Air Reserve Base, Calif., traveled by C-17 Globemaster III bound for Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., to support the fight against COVID-19.
  • Air Force Academy class of 2020 graduation date moved up

    The class is planning the event six weeks ahead of schedule, allowing them to celebrate together while ensuring their health and safety by adhering to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Department of Defense guidelines.
  • President signs executive order calling up Air Force Reserve medics, other specialties

    For the Air Force Reserve, personnel already serving in the Selected Reserve and Participating Individual Ready Reserve, as well as those assigned to the Individual Ready Reserve, may be asked to volunteer to activate in support of COVID-19 response. If taskings exceed the volunteer pool, involuntary mobilization of the SELRES and IRR to active status is now authorized to ensure mission accomplishment.
  • Sharp performance: 509th Medical Group doctor named AFGSC Flight Surgeon of the Year

    Capt. Joseph Sharp, 509th Medical Group flight surgeon, earned the Air Force Global Strike Command’s Air Force Flight Surgeon of the Year award for innovative ideas, techniques, and dedication to dynamic patient care.
  • Guard helps medical professionals combat COVID-19

    From staffing informational phone banks to administering tests for COVID-19, many of the more than 9,000 National Guard members on duty in response to COVID-19 are assisting state and local medical professionals.
  • Vance AFB declares Health Protection Level A

    Col. Corey Simmons, 71st Flying Training Wing commander, has directed Health Protection Condition (HPCON) Alpha for Vance Air Force Base in response to COVID-19.
  • Statement by Department of Defense on enhanced health protection measures for the Pentagon Reservation

    All unofficial visits are suspended, to include personal guests and friends of DoD personnel and contractors. All large gatherings, such as retirement and promotion ceremonies, shall cease. All Pentagon Tours have been suspended since March 12, 2020.
  • Statement by the Department of Defense on domestic travel restrictions

    New travel restrictions for service members, DoD civilians, and their families assigned to DoD installations, facilities and surrounding areas within the United States and its territories.
  • BMT graduation parade canceled

    The 37th Training Wing canceled the Air Force Basic Military Training graduation parade scheduled for March 13 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland’s parade grounds out of concern for the safety of the newly accessioned Airmen and their family members due to the coronavirus.
  • DOD issues flexible instructions on response to coronavirus

    The department issued memos responding to the need for operations to continue during the outbreak. The DoD documents build on messages from the Office of Personnel Management issued March 7.
  • COVID-19 discussed during 52nd MDG table-top exercise

    Airmen ranging from airman 1st class to colonel attended, representing each section of the 52nd MDG while they discussed the check-in process, possible work-flow challenges, understanding host-nation requirements, testing for the virus and what processes will be implemented when there is a positive result through different scenarios.
  • DOD outlines priorities in combating coronavirus

    Military officials and their civilian counterparts are learning together how to combat the novel coronavirus, Defense Department officials said March 4.
  • 315th AW delivers humanitarian aid to Honduras

    The Denton Program is a Department of Defense transportation program that moves humanitarian cargo, donated by U.S. based non-governmental organizations, to developing nations.
  • Air Force transitions all US military treatment facilities to DHA

    Congress directed this transfer in the fiscal year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act. Establishing an integrated Military Health System will standardize health care delivery and business operations across all military treatment facilities.
  • Executive order offers better access to mental health resources

    Executive Order 13822, "Supporting Our Veterans During Their Transition From Uniformed Service to Civilian Life," directs the departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security "to come together and ensure we have seamless access to mental health care and suicide prevention resources for transitioning service members and recent veterans, particularly during their first year of transition after separation or retirement," she said.
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