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JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. (AFNS) -- During a roundtable discussion at the 459th Air Refueling Wing at Joint Base Andrews, Sep. 11, Under Secretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones met with Air Force Reservists to discuss the Department of Defense-wide COVID-19 vaccination directive and its quickly-approaching completion deadline of Dec. 2, for the Air Force Reserve established by Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall.

Under Secretary of the Air Force Talks Mandatory...

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Sep. 15, 2021

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. (AFNS) -- During a roundtable discussion at the 459th Air Refueling Wing at Joint Base...
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DHA Director, Lieutenant General Ronald J. Place, DHA Senior Enlisted Leader, Command Sgt. Major Michael Gragg, Low Country Market leadership, Col. Julie Freeman, and Command Sgt. Major Charles Robinson stand in front of the new DHA and Low Country Colors, September 2.

Defense Health Agency Formally Establishes Low C...

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Sep. 02, 2021

FORT STEWART, Ga – The Low Country Market was introduced Sept. 2 in an establishment ceremony hosted by the...
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Petty Officer 3rd Class Shailynn Galvin, of Navy Information Operations Command (NIOC) Georgia, relaxes while donating blood Tuesday at Kendrick Memorial Blood Center. Galvin was one of more than 150 Navy personnel who donated to the Armed Services Blood Program during a blood drive organized by NIOC-Georgia. Assisting Galvin is Staff Sgt. Jesse Elwood, a medic assigned to KMBC. (Laura Levering / Fort Gordon Public Affairs)

‘A GREATER PURPOSE’ - Military Blood Program Rel...

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Sep. 02, 2021

Petty Officer 3rd Class Shailynn Galvin, of Navy Information Operations Command (NIOC) Georgia, has donated...
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Did you get an email asking you to take a #COVIDVaccine Questionnaire? Please take a few moments to complete it! Feel confident knowing that it’s a safe and valid questionnaire from the #DOD.

COVID-19 Vaccine Questionnaire

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Aug. 27, 2021

Did you receive a COVID-19 vaccine survey?You may receive a questionnaire via email asking about your COVID-19...
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Dr. (Col.) Alicia Madore is pictured with Dr. Suzanne S. Prevost, PhD, RN, FAAN, Dean, Capstone College of Nursing at the University of Alabama, accepting the ‘Innovation in Practice’ Award, on July 30, 2021, for the project titled “Nurse-Led Clinic eHealth Care Coordination for Sexually Transmitted Infections.” (University of Alabama Capstone College of Nursing)

KACH Project Awarded for ‘Innovation in Practice’

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Aug. 20, 2021

Dr. (Col.) Alicia Madore, Deputy Commander for Nursing & Health Services, Keller Army Community Hospital...
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Abdul Sadiq, 100th Security Forces Squadron and Square D Character, Culture and Community administrative support, chats with Dr. Karen Kuemerle-Pinillos, 100th Air Refueling Wing licensed clinical social worker, in the BRIEF Therapy area in the DC3 building at RAF Mildenhall, England, Aug. 2, 2021. The program – Behavioral solutions Refined by Identified problems for Emotional health and Focused goals –helps clients with issues such as stress, anger management and relationship issues. (U.S. Air Force photo by Karen Abeyasekere)

100th ARW Offers BRIEF Therapy to Ease Emotional...

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Aug. 16, 2021

The 100th Air Refueling Wing now has its own embedded mental health professional available to provide support...
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SAN DIEGO – U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Ronald Place, director of the Defense Health Agency (DHA), and Rear Adm. Tim Weber, San Diego Market director and commander, Naval Medical Forces Pacific, visited Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) for the San Diego Market establishment ceremony Aug. 10.

San Diego Region Becomes DHA’s Newest Medical Ma...

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Aug. 10, 2021

SAN DIEGO – U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Ronald Place, director of the Defense Health Agency (DHA), and Rear Adm. Tim...
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Accessing and completing a Periodic Health Assessment (PHA) or any Deployment Related Health Assessment (DRHA) is now easier with two websites combined into one.

New Website Combines all Navy and Marine Corps E...

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Aug. 10, 2021

Accessing and completing a Periodic Health Assessment (PHA) or any Deployment Related Health Assessment (DRHA)...
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Sept. 2, 2021

‘A GREATER PURPOSE’ - Military Blood Program Relies on Donors

Petty Officer 3rd Class Shailynn Galvin, of Navy Information Operations Command (NIOC) Georgia, has donated blood at outside community blood drives, but up until Tuesday had never donated at Fort Gordon’s Kendrick Memorial Blood Center. So when the 21-year-old heard her command was sponsoring a blood drive at KMBC, she didn’t hesitate to donate.

Aug. 27, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Questionnaire

Did you receive a COVID-19 vaccine survey?You may receive a questionnaire via email asking about your COVID-19 vaccine status. This is a valid survey from the DOD, which was also approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) with the control number of 0720-0069. You received this email because we don’t have a record of your vaccination

Aug. 5, 2021

An Expo Emphasis on Mental Health and Wellness

As Navy Lt. Maxwell Anderson calmly addressed a seated crowd during the Mental Health and Wellness Expo 2021, he asked those in attendance to focus on the concept of mindfulness.

Aug. 4, 2021

Medical Leaders Take Part in Robust Conversation on COVID

On August 4, 2021, COVID-19 was again front and center as top medical leaders of the Navy, Defense Health Agency (DHA) and Coast Guard took part in a robust conversation about the pandemic at the Sea-Air-Space Exposition in National Harbor, Maryland.

July 22, 2021

AFRL SBIR Partnership Thinks Outside of the Box with Covid-19 Enclosure

Article written by Jim Ingram - Rising to the world’s daily challenges through technology is the very fiber of the Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. That resilient drive and dedication endures with a new medical device inspired by the heroic staff battling COVID-19.

July 20, 2021

Air Force Surgeon General outlines priorities, future of USAF medicine

From turning a corner in the pandemic and Military Health System transformation, to readying his medics for the next major threat, Lt. Gen. Robert I. Miller, U.S. Air Force Surgeon General, knows the key to the Air Force Medical Service’s success comes from its most important asset - its people.

July 1, 2021

COVID-19 pandemic not over, concerns over Delta Variant growing

Nearly 68% of active duty personnel have been vaccinated against COVID-19 with at least one dose. But that still leaves many service members vulnerable to the delta variant of the virus, health officials at the Pentagon said.

June 29, 2021

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.

June 29, 2021

PTSD: Seeking out Mental Health Care is the First Step to Wellness

FALLS CHURCH, Va. -- Service members, family members and veterans who suffer from posttraumatic stress disorder may repeatedly re-experience their ordeal as nightmares, flashbacks or frightening thoughts, especially when exposed to events that remind them of their original trauma, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

June 29, 2021

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Definitions and Treatment Options

Posttraumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, can occur after someone goes through or sees a traumatic event such as combat exposure, sexual or physical abuse, a serious accident, natural disaster or an assault.

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