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AFICC oversees COVID-19 relief efforts as part of DAF ACT, awards contract for critical test kit materials

The Air Force Installation Contracting Center is overseeing the execution of billions of dollars in COVID-19 relief, with a recent contract award providing critical materials used in the production of rapid, point-of-care COVID-19 test kits. 
The Air Force Installation Contracting Center is currently leading interagency assisted acquisition support efforts for the Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 relief on behalf of the Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force and Air Force Materiel Command. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Jim Martinez)

https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2911757/aficc-oversees-covid-19-relief-efforts-as-part-of-daf-act-awards-contract-for-c/ Steve Warns

DAF authorizes pass for COVID booster

“We strongly encourage all Airmen, Guardians, and DAF federal employees to receive a booster to protect ourselves, our families, and our communities – that means getting a booster,” said Under Secretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz-Jones. “The four-hour authorized time may be applied retroactively for those who have already received the booster.”

https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2886289/daf-authorizes-pass-for-covid-booster/ DoD News

Department of the Air Force releases COVID-19 policy

The Department of the Air Force released its policy today outlining the way forward for Total Force military members serving in the Air Force and Space Force who have requested separation or retirement prior to Nov. 2, 2021, or whose COVID-19 medical exemption or religious accommodation was denied.

https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2866211/department-of-the-air-force-releases-covid-19-policy/ DoD News

DAF COVID-19 military vaccination deadlines approaches

Any active-component Airman or Guardian who has refused to obtain a qualifying vaccine by Nov. 2 and has not received, or, is not in the process of seeking, a medical exemption or religious accommodation will be in violation of a lawful order and subject to discipline under Article 92 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2816420/daf-covid-19-military-vaccination-deadlines-approaches/ Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

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.
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. (U.S. Air Force graphic)

https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2785379/myths-and-facts-about-the-vax-debunking-common-covid-19-vaccine-myths/ DoD News

Under Secretary of the Air Force talks mandatory COVID vaccination efforts with Air Force Reserve

The under secretary’s purpose for the short trip to JB Andrews was to meet with the AFR and have an open, face-to-face discussion on the mandatory COVID vaccination efforts and learn what the Reserve needs at the secretary level to make this initiative successful.
Under Secretary of the Air Force, Gina Ortiz Jones leads a discussion with wing leaders about the mandatory COVID vaccination efforts, Sept. 11, 2021, at Joint Base Andrews, Md. The USecAF wants to determine any limiting factors in the execution of the timeline, concerns voiced from members of the units, use of medical or religious exemptions, and best practices of communicating the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine, and show support for the units overall readiness efforts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Cierra Presentado/Released)

https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2774674/under-secretary-of-the-air-force-talks-mandatory-covid-vaccination-efforts-with/ Maj. Tim Smith