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  • Duke Field medics tackle myths surrounding COVID-19 vaccination

    In an effort to protect the health and wellbeing of the force, the Department of Defense has directed all Air Force Reserve members be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Dec. 2, 2021.
  • Policies change for fully vaccinated

    The updated Department of Defense policy on mask wear allows more flexibility for vaccinated individuals on situations where masks are required. The Eglin installation commander, Brig. Gen. Scott Cain, 96th Test Wing commander, revised Eglin’s mask-wear policy due to the new DoD guidance for vaccinated personnel issued on 13 May 2021.The below
  • 919 SOMDS begins COVID-19 vaccinations

    The 919th Special Operations Medical Squadron began vaccinating Citizen Air Commandos against COVID-19 on February 1, 2021, after receiving their first shipment of vaccines.
  • Drive-thru vaccination line keeps 919 SOW Airmen medically ready

    Capt. Lindsay Piechowiak, 919th SOMDS Infection Control Officer, organized a drive-thru flu shot line for the November unit training assembly to provide vaccinations for Citizen Air Commandos while following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
  • 919th SOW Airman ‘Diamond Sharp’

    During the July unit training assembly at the 919th Special Operations Wing First Sergeant Council Awarded Master Sgt. Melissa Hill the Diamond Sharp Award for her work as flight chief for the Development and Training Flight and her help with the wing response to COVID-19.
  • 919th SOW Airman helps combat COVID-19

    The 919th Special Operations Wing is working to slow the spread of COVID-19 by increasing sanitation, implementing the use of face coverings, socially distancing when possible and bringing in some extra help to get the job done. One Airman taking on some extra work at the 919th Special Operations Medical Squadron is Tech. Sgt. Anthony Rios, a public health technician with the 919th SOMDS.
  • 919th Medical professionals on the front lines

    Several 919th Special Operations Medical Squadron members are putting their extensive training with the Air Force Reserve to good use by supporting community hospitals and clinics around the country. The experience gained from participating in demanding exercises and deployments has prepared them for a wide range of scenarios while working in their civilian capacities on the front lines of the coronavirus crisis.
  • Home at the hospital

    While most people go home after a long, grueling day at work, Kevin Kulow walks straight to his camper, a short distance from the emergency room where he faces a wide range of unexpected illnesses.
  • Fighting the invisible enemy

    Medical professionals are dealing with a surge in patients needed treatment, the general public is dawning face masks and some states are on lockdown. In the wake of changes implemented to stop the spread of COVID-19, a small yet highly capable Reserve Medical Unit in the Florida panhandle is making significant contributions in the fight against the pandemic.
  • Reservist selected for COVID task force

    When Lt. Col. Joseph Catalino, commander of the 919th Special Operations Medical Squadron, isn’t serving with the Air Force Reserve, he works as a civilian at the Pentagon for the office of the Secretary of Defense. Earlier this year, he was selected to be the Department of Defense Representative to the White House COVID-19 Task Force.
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