Tag: COVID-19
  • 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.
  • Secretary of Defense issues guidance for mandatory Coronavirus Disease 2019 vaccination of Department of Defense service members

    Today, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III issued a memorandum for Mandatory Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination of Department of Defense Service Members.The memo directs the Secretaries of the Military Departments to immediately begin full vaccination of all members of the Armed Forces under DoD authority on active duty or in the Ready
  • Mandatory COVID-19 face mask policy resumes at Whiteman AFB, effective July 26

    To help combat the spread of COVID-19, Whiteman Air Force Base officials have released an update supplementing existing Department of Defense guidance on the use of cloth face coverings, effective July 26.Beginning Monday, all individuals on installation property will again be required to wear cloth face coverings at all times when indoors and when
  • COVID-19 Update: Whiteman AFB ends public health emergency status, declares Health Protection Condition Alpha

    Whiteman Air Force Base officials have lifted the Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency status for the installation and its personnel April 28, 2021. The base also declared Health Protection Condition (HPCON) Alpha, effectively immediately.This update also ends the restriction of off-base bars or similar establishments with the
  • COVID-19 cannot stop the 393rd EBS

    While the world has been battling with the spread of COVID-19 for the past year, the 393rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron has not let that slow them down.Over the past year Team Whiteman has learned and refined operations to keep Airmen safe during COVID-19. Airmen have developed habit patterns that include cleaning, social distancing, and mask