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  • Myths and facts about the vax — debunking common COVID-19 vaccine myths

    The COVID-19 vaccine has been mandated across the Department of Defense and despite its demonstrated effectiveness and safety, a host of myths have left some Airmen and Guardians hesitant to receive it. While social media posts and some news outlets may make it harder to keep up with what is fact or fiction, the science is clear … approved COVID-19 vaccines work.
  • Air Force stands up new division to enhance customer service for EFMP families

    The new Exceptional Assignment Program division will provide Airmen and their families with a singular point of contact to be more responsive and expedite their requests.
  • Air Force cancels 2020 Marathon, offers virtual option

    Numerous scenarios were explored to produce an event that was safe for all and met the high event standards. All scenarios led the marathon team to conclude the event would be unable to proceed in a manner that participants have come to expect.
  • Public Health: The front line of preventative medicine

    The Public Health team tracks immunizations of deployers around the world, and educates the base community on healthy habits. They work hand-in-hand with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and monitor news from the World Health Organization, tracking hazards before they come through the gate. When the threat of COVID-19 became a reality earlier this year, the Public Health team was braced to fight it.
  • Airmen encouraged to participate in Health Related Behaviors Survey

    Airmen are encouraged to participate in the online Health Related Behaviors Survey that will conclude on Feb. 28.
  • A peek behind the curtain: Prolonged exposure therapy for PTSD

    Post-traumatic stress disorder can be debilitating, but there are therapies that can reduce symptoms, improve quality of life, and help Airmen return to duty. One of the most effective therapies, practiced by many Air Force mental health professionals, is prolonged exposure therapy.
  • Medical squadron commander puts whole patient in focus

    HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. -- For Hanscom’s newly-minted 66th Medical Squadron commander, Col. Russell Pinard, running his squadron is a return to hands-on medical care. Pinard, an optometrist, has run both small medical facilities like the 61st Medical Squadron at Los Angeles Air Force Base and been part of a team of medical professionals
  • AF evolves policies to access more talent, maintain high standards

    The Air Force announced new policies on dress and appearance with regard to tattoos, as well as changes to service medical accession policy Jan. 9.
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