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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.
  • DOD directs employees to start wearing masks Again

    The Defense Department 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.
  • Department of the Air Force moves Physical Fitness Assessments to April 2021, removes waist measurement from composite score permanently

    To ensure social distancing practices remain in place during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and to give Airmen and Space Professionals time to prepare, testing was delayed from October to January and is now further delayed to April.
  • Who’s Ready for PT?

    As Airmen of the 514th Air Mobility Wing return to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., after a few months of virtual UTAs due to COVID-19, it is an opportune time for many to double down on physical training.
  • Flexibility is Key to Battling Coronavirus

    It has long been held that flexibility is the key to air power. For one New York City police officer and reservist, Chief Master Sgt. Ralph Tomeo, it’s also the key to winning the fight against COVID-19.
  • Coronavirus Demands Service Before Self

    Master Sgt. Andy. A. Jean-Pierre, a traditional reserve member of the 514th Air Mobility Wing and New York City police officer, displays service before self on and off-duty in the city's fight against COVID-19.
  • Freedom Wing Command Team Assists in Fighting Global Pandemic

    On Palm Sunday, more than 120 Reserve Citizen Airmen from around the nation, arrived at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., to fight the coronavirus outbreak in New York City. They are doctors, nurses, respiratory technicians and support functions. Today, the medical personnel will be working out of three local hospitals in New York City to assist in the fight against COVID-19. Col. Thomas O. Pemberton, 514th Air Mobility Wing commander, says this is a win-win for all. The communities are getting much needed help and the reservists are receiving valuable hands-on training of their clinical skills.
  • Staying Healthy, Aiming High Despite Coronavirus

    As with battle stress, the key to maintaining comprehensive fitness amid the chaos of Coronavirus is to build positive habits into our daily lives that contribute to resiliency.