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  • Myths and facts about the vax — debunking common COVID-19 vaccine myths

    FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AFNS) --vThe 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.
  • Current PCS, household goods affected by supply shortages

    According to a newly released communiqué from the Air Force’s Personal Property Activity Headquarters, “Department of Defense demand this peak (PCS) season has greatly exceeded commercial industry capabilities, largely due to resource constraints associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Per industry, this resulted in a 25% decrease in their labor pool, resulting in (decreased) personal property movement capacity necessary to support private sector and government demand.”
  • BMT graduation ceremonies opening for guests July 22

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – A limited number of family and friends will once again be able to watch their loved ones graduate from Air Force Basic Military Training here beginning with the ceremony scheduled for July 22.
  • Celebrating Thanksgiving Safely

    Traditional Thanksgiving gatherings with family and friends are fun but can increase the chances of getting or spreading COVID-19 or the flu. Follow these tips to make your Thanksgiving holiday safer.
  • Department of the Air Force pushes fitness testing to Jan. 1

    To continue minimizing close contact among personnel during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and ensure units and personnel are fully ready to resume, testing has been delayed from October to January, and testing in January will move forward without obtaining waist, height and weight measurements.
  • Virtual Fridays provide holistic resiliency programs to military spouses

    Since May, the Joint Base San Antonio Key Spouse program has hosted Virtual Fridays for military spouses each week at 2 p.m. The learning experience includes a presentation, followed by a question and answer session.
  • Air Force top officials visit JBSA missions for first combined trip

    Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett was accompanied by newly sworn-in Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Charles Brown, Jr. and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force JoAnne Bass to take a closer look at operations across Joint Base San Antonio during COVID-19.
  • JBSA to celebrate Women’s Equality Day virtually

    In observance of Women’s Equality Day Aug. 26, Joint Base San Antonio will provide a virtual presentation, including a video featuring some of JBSA’s prominent women leaders, the official Women’s Equality Day poster, and a fact sheet.
  • JBSA schools to start school year with online instruction

    Joint Base San Antonio schools will start the first few weeks of the 2020-21 school year with remote learning before being allowed to open campuses to students under directives issued by local health authorities and the Texas Education Agency.
  • DOD medical officials outline COVID-19 testing approach

    Though the rate of confirmed positive COVID-19 tests among those in uniform is lower than that of the nation's civilian population, the most junior service members have a slightly higher rate than that of their civilian counterparts, the medical advisor to the Defense Department's coronavirus task force said.
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