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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.
  • AFMC contracting center named execution lead for continuing COVID-19 relief efforts, interagency support to HHS

    Air Force Materiel Command officials announced Aug. 16, 2021, that its Air Force Installation Contracting Center, acting on behalf of the Department of the Air Force and AFMC, will lead the Air Force’s interagency assisted acquisition support for Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 relief efforts.
  • SECDEF requests mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for military

    By mid-September, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III will request a waiver from President Joe Biden to make the COVID-19 vaccine mandatory for service members, Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby said. 
  • DoD directs employees to start wearing face masks again

    Following guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Defense Department has directed employees working in areas at high risk for transmission to begin using face masks again as a measure to prevent the continued spread of the COVID-19 virus, especially the fast-moving, highly-transmittable Delta variant.
  • New COVID-19 Delta Variant: What you need to know to stay safe

    A new and increasingly dangerous variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus is rapidly sweeping across the globe. This new variant appears to spread faster, cause more severe disease and is more likely to result in hospitalization. Also, younger people appear to be more susceptible to the new strain, known as the Delta variant, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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