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Sept. 23, 2021

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.

May 11, 2021

DHA director visits 633rd Medical Group

U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Ronald Place, Defense Health Agency director, speaks to members of the 633rd Medical Group during a visit to Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, April 29, 2020. Place spoke about the future role of the MDG in the new DHA alignment.

Oct. 20, 2020

633rd MDG pilots new COVID surveillance testing procedure

Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, healthcare professionals have had to find ways to maintain access to medical care and adopt emerging technologies quickly. The 633rd Medical Group at Joint Base Langley-Eustis has led the way for the Air Force, piloting a variety of new lab tests that are helping the military keep its total force safe and prepare for the flu season. The latest of these pilots is known as Sentinel Surveillance testing, and it provides bases the capability to identify undiagnosed prevalence of COVID-19 in asymptomatic base populations.

April 16, 2020

Contracting from home

Many uniformed personnel and Department of Defense civilians are mandated to stay home to help combat the continuing spread of COVID-19; but with that being said, the mission must still go on. For U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Megan Rowlett, 633rd Contracting Squadron contract specialist, her mission didn’t stop when she needed to sign her first ever contract as a warranted contracting officer from her own kitchen.

Feb. 14, 2020

Surgeon General of the Army visits JBLE

The Surgeon General of the Army conducted a town hall for employees and U.S. Army Soldiers of the McDonald Army Health Center at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia Feb. 6, 2020.

Feb. 12, 2020

633d MDG eases the process of reintegration

The last thing any service member wants to do upon returning home from a deployment is spend an entire day in briefings. That's why the 633 Public Health Office is bringing its services to them in a new, condensed reintegration briefing.

Nov. 13, 2019

IPPD team suits up for disaster

During IPPD training Nov. 5-7, 2019 at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Airmen from the 633rd MDG learned how to quickly handle an emergency situation involving a mass contaminated event.

June 12, 2019

Awareness is the first step

June is National Men’s Health Month and in conjunction with Men’s Health Week from June 10-16, it is important for the men of Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, to be aware of the possible health problems they may face. National Men’s Health Month and week are meant to bring awareness to the preventable health problems found in men and boys and how they can affect U.S. Air Force Airmen, U.S. Army Soldiers, Department of Defense civilians, retirees and their families.

June 5, 2019

JBLE hosts medical equipment summit

The Air Combat Command Surgeon General Office hosted the Manpower and Equipment Force Packaging Summit at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, June 4, 2019. Members from various U.S. Air Force major commands attended the summit to view demonstrations and capabilities that may boost efficiency in the Expeditionary Medical Systems field. Summit attendees, including members from the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command, Air Combat Command, Pacific Air Forces and the Air Force Medical Operations Agency, examined modern medical shelter options in an effort to revitalize patient care in challenging environments.

Oct. 18, 2017

AF medics deploy to Puerto Rico, aid hurricane relief efforts

Approximately 100 members assigned to the 633rd Medical Group departed Joint Base Langley-Eustis to set up and operate a 25-bed Expeditionary Medical Support field hospital in support of hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico, Oct. 15-17, 2017.