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  • DOD intends to mandate Pfizer vaccine, Pentagon official says

    Since the Food and Drug Administration granted full approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, it's very likely the vaccine will soon become mandatory for Defense Department personnel, the Pentagon press secretary said.
  • DOD experts explain science behind COVID-19 vaccines

    Almost six weeks after the Food and Drug Administration issued emergency use authorization for the first two COVID-19 vaccines, many questions have arisen concerning their efficacy in attacking the SARS-CoV-2 virus and deadly COVID-19 disease. To better understand how COVID-19 vaccines work, MHS Communications spoke to two medical experts who have been intimately involved in the Department of Defense’s effort to develop and roll out vaccines for Americans.
  • Air Force hits record retention levels, reviews voluntary force management efforts

    The Department of the Air Force is seeing its highest retention levels in 20 years, second only to rates recorded shortly after 9/11 in 2002.
  • TSP waives penalties for Coronavirus-related early withdrawals

    During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many people may be experiencing financial burdens they had not planned for. For participants in the federal Thrift Savings Plan, there may be an early withdrawal or loan option they can utilize to help ease their financial situation and the stress that comes with it.
  • Embedded mental health essential during pandemic (Part 1)

    Embedded Air Force mental health professionals play a critical role in keeping Airmen mission ready, and during the COVID-19 pandemic they are even more important to maintaining readiness.
  • Redefining 'normal' mental health care still means delivering quality patient care

    Mental Health Technicians (4Cs) in Air Education and Training Command are redefining what “normal” is during the COVID-19 pandemic, while still delivering quality patient care in various different methods and providing Disaster Mental Health services when requested.
  • Joint Staff Surgeon Praises Americans Stepping Up to Help COVID-19 Victims

    Any listing of personnel, equipment and facilities involved — as impressive as it might be — doesn't begin to explain what's at the heart of the Defense Department's effort to combat COVID-19, the Joint Staff surgeon said.
  • Possible military pharmacy changes due to COVID-19

    Do you use a military pharmacy? If so, there may be temporary limitations that result in s decrease in service or closure at your pharmacy due to COVID-19. To maintain patient and personnel safety, you may have to temporarily switch your prescription to TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery or to a TRICARE retail network pharmacy.
  • OneSource, family and spouse programs still available

    Military OneSource is a DoD-funded program that is both a call center and website that provides comprehensive information, support, and resources on every aspect of military life.
  • CID encourages vigilance to prevent COVID-19 cyber scams

    During this time of heightened awareness and protection against potential health risks associated with COVID-19, there is also an increased risk in scam methods used by cybercriminals.The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command warns the military community that some phishing campaigns prey on would-be victims’ fear, while others capitalize on the
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