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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.
  • Freedom Wing begins COVID-19 vaccinations

    Members of the 514th Air Mobility Wing are scheduled to begin receiving the COVID-19 vaccine this January UTA.
  • 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.
  • 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 AES COVID-19 Support

    More than 20 Reserve Citizen Airmen with the 514th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, 514th Air Mobility Wing, gathered here at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., to prepare to deploy in support of COVID-19 relief on April 8th, 2020. Hailing mostly from New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, our members were notified as recently as Sunday that they will be activated for an extended time in our efforts to combat the coronavirus pandemic.
  • 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.
  • Reserve Citizen Airmen Mobilized to Support COVID-19 Response

    U.S. Reserve Citizen Airmen with medical experience offload from a C-17 Globemaster III with the 911th Airlift Wing at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., on their way to support the residents of New York City in the fight against COVID-19, April 5, 2020. This deployment is part of a larger mobilization package of more than 120 doctors, nurses
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