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Air University & Maxwell AFB News

  • Overcoming skepticism through education: 42nd MDG worker gets vaccine

    Strong was offered the COVID-19 vaccine since she is categorized under “Phase 1a” of the DoD population schema. This means she receives priority in vaccine distribution because she supports patient care at the 42nd MDG, and she is at a higher risk of exposure to individuals who have contracted

  • Maxwell AFB medical logistics flight oversees COVID-19 vaccine

    The Medical Logistics Flight is responsible for the receipt and storage of the vaccine, in addition to monitoring and reporting usage. They are also responsible for ordering the vaccine and purchasing consumable supplies, like masks and gloves, to support the point of dispensing, or POD.

  • Maxwell civilian defender reflects on career

    Morris Barnes, 42nd Security Forces Squadron flight sergeant, has nearly 40 years of experience in law enforcement. In his job, Barnes supervises both military and civilian defenders. He enlisted in the Air Force in 1983 as a security forces defender, the career he had always aspired to pursue.

  • Civilian defenders stand with active duty Airmen in protecting Maxwell AFB

    Civilian defenders are government civilian employees who are trained to respond to the same scenarios as their active duty military counterparts. They are involved in every aspect of base law enforcement including conducting patrols, guarding the flight line and entry control duty at the bases’

  • Contact tracing key to overcoming COVID-19

    Public health Airmen are responsible for medically processing all deployers, ensuring all food products served on base are safe to consume and safeguarding the health of beneficiaries and employees through preventive medicine, education, counseling and surveillance testing. One of the challenges

  • COVID-19 vaccine arrives at Maxwell-Gunter AFB

    Vaccinations will begin Jan. 16, at the honor guard hangar on Maxwell, which will serve as an off-site clinic. The available doses are to be distributed in a five-day timeframe.

  • Maxwell Airmen change BTZ packages, ensuring non-biased promotions

    Staff Sgt. Alexcia Tubbs and Senior Airman Micaella Trinidad Howard proposed the idea to “sanitize” the senior airman below-the-zone packages by removing names, race, ethnicity, unit and gender from the packages to eliminate any subconscious bias in the scoring process.

  • 42 MDG salutes healthcare administration professionals

    The 4A career field, healthcare administration, incorporates three separate enlisted Air Force Specialty Codes: Health Services Management (4A0XX), Medical Materiel (4A1XX) and Biomedical Equipment (4A2XX). Medical Service Corps (41AX) officers are the 4A career field officer counterpart.