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  • Military Health System FREE Nurse Advice Line:  800-TRICARE (800-874-2273 ) choose option 1
  • Florida Department of Health 24/7 COVID-19 Hotline:  866-779-6121 or COVID-19@flhealth.gov
  • Naval Branch Health Clinic Key West COVID-19 Hotline:  305-293-3925


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Airmen from the 436th Aerial Port Squadron load pallets of ammunition bound for Ukraine onto a commercial aircraft during a security assistance mission at Dover Air Force Base, Del., Jan. 20, 2023. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency is involved in the transfer of equipment to foreign nations.
Ukraine, Asia Drove 50% Increase in FY22 Arms Sales
By C. Todd Lopez | Jan. 25, 2023
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency last year saw a substantial increase in the arms sales it administers, including arms purchased directly by partner nations with their own funds and sales funded through the Foreign...

Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief, National Guard Bureau, and Air Force Senior Enlisted Advisor Tony L. Whitehead, the bureau's senior enlisted advisor, to the chief of the National Guard Bureau, discuss Gen. Hokanson's priorities for the National Guard -- people, readiness, modernization, and reform -- with reporters, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., Jan. 24, 2023.
Leaders Look to Future of National Guard
By Jim Garamone | Jan. 24, 2023
The National Guard remains an integral part of U.S. military might, and it's changing to remain effective for the future, Chief of the National Guard Bureau Army Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson said...

(From left) Col. Renee Matos, chief, Department of Pediatrics; Command Sgt. Major Thurman Reynolds, BAMC command sergeant major; Brig. Gen. Deydre Teyhen, Brooke Army Medical Center commanding general; and Maj. Marcus Burgess, clinical nurse officer in charge, cut the ribbon to officially reopen BAMC’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Jan. 5, 2023. The four-bed unit was used for adult patient overflow during the COVID-19 pandemic but has now reopened for pediatric critical care.
BAMC officially reopens pediatric critical care unit
By Lori Newman | Jan. 10, 2023
Brooke Army Medical Center held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Jan. 5 to officially reopen its Pediatric Intensive Care Unit...

The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan steams in formation with ships from the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, Royal Australian Navy and Indian Navy during Exercise Malabar 2022, in the Philippine Sea, Nov. 11, 2022.
Biden Signs National Defense Authorization Act Into Law
By Jim Garamone | Dec. 23, 2022
President Joe Biden has signed the Fiscal 2023 National Defense Authorization Act into law, allotting $816.7 billion to the Defense Department. ...

Army Gen. Laura Richardson, commander of U.S. Southern Command, addresses participants of PANAMAX 2022 on Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, August 10, 2022. PANAMAX is a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored multinational command post exercise aimed at reinforcing and enhancing the long-term security of the Panama Canal and the Western Hemisphere.
Southcom Capitalizes on Interagency Cooperation
By Jim Garamone | Dec. 14, 2022
U.S. Southern Command has generations of interagency experience that other combatant commands can learn from, Army Gen. Laura Richardson, the U.S. Southcom commander, said...

Steven Forster, far right, a supply management specialist in Defense Logistics Agency Distribution current operations, demonstrates the new mobile dashboard application to Brent Ingraham, far left, executive director of the Defense Department’s Joint Rapid Acquisition Cell and Perry L. Knight, center, DLA Distribution deputy commander, during a visit in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, Feb. 8, 2022. The app provides real-time metrics for the mission to distribute millions of free COVID-19 at-home tests to American households.
Historical commentary: DLA regains mission balance, responds to crises during 2022
By Colin Jay Williams | Dec. 13, 2022
DLA's historian sums up key initiatives throughout the agency during 2022...

USFK aligns with ROK for COVID-19 arrival policy
By USFK Public Affairs | Oct. 4, 2022
To align with ROK entry requirements USFK no longer requires a pre-arrival COVID-19 test or a post-arrival PCR test for SOFA-affiliated international arrivals, regardless of vaccination status. Also, the USFK commander has...

Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Joseph Casassa, assigned to USS Gerald R. Ford, administers a COVID-19 vaccine at the McCormick Gym at Naval Station Norfolk, Va., April 8, 2021. The Defense Logistics Agency has been packing and distributing COVID-19 vaccines to Defense Department employees and families outside the continental United States and to deployed sailors in the U.S. Navy fleet.
Novavax COVID-19 Vaccinations Now Available for Service Members
By DAVID VERGUN | Aug. 29, 2022
The Defense Department is now offering Novavax as an option among the range of COVID-19 vaccines available at military medical treatment facilities...

Public Health Emergency Declaration on USFK Installations Renewed
By | Aug. 8, 2022
The USFK Commander has renewed the current Public Health Emergency Declaration. It will remain in effect for 30 days after issue date, unless it is renewed or terminated before then...

Secretary of Defense Lloyd. J. Austin III addresses the 15th Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas in Brasilia, Brazil, July 26, 2022. The conference is the Western Hemisphere's premiere defense forum for strategic-level engagement among defense and security officials in the Americas.
Austin Launches New Round of Discussions With Hemispheric Partners
By Jim Garamone | Aug. 5, 2022
Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III spoke at the Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas about how integrated deterrence applies to the Western Hemisphere, placing an emphasis on working seamlessly with allies...

Teams from 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) conduct a joint airborne operation with partner nations during Exercise Tradewinds 2022 in Belize. Tradewinds is a U.S. Southern Command- sponsored, combined, joint, Caribbean-focused training exercise held annually since 1984.
Austin Emphasizes Common Values With Hemispheric Partners
By Jim Garamone | July 26, 2022
Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III called for greater cooperation and coordination among Western Hemisphere nations as he addressed the Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas in Brazil...

USFK aligns with ROK for arrival policy
By USFK Public Affairs | July 25, 2022
In order to align with ROK entry requirement changes, USFK has implemented the following changes for SOFA-affiliated arrivals beginning July 25: All arrivals, regardless of vaccination status, shall be subject to a Day 1 PCR...

Dr. Marietto D. Jeffries recently received the Department of the Army Armed Forces Civilian Medal for his participation with the Department of Defense/Health and Human Services COVID-19 Joint Assisted Acquisition team.
NSWC Dahlgren Division Employees Awarded the Department of the Army Armed Forces Civilian Medal for Pandemic Support
By NSWCDD Corporate Communications | July 19, 2022
Dr. Marietto D. Jeffries, acting principal for the Safety, Combat System Safety Branch at Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) and NSWCDD veterans special emphasis program manager under the Equal Employment...

BAMC Pediatrics to offer youth COVID-19 vaccines at Saturday clinics July 22, 30
By | July 18, 2022
The BAMC General Pediatrics Clinic will host two Saturday clinics to administer the pediatric COVID-19 vaccine. Appointments will be available on Saturday, July 23 and Saturday, July 30 from 8 am to noon for children 6 months...

Public Health Emergency Declaration on USFK Installations Renewed
By | July 8, 2022
The USFK Commander has renewed the current Public Health Emergency Declaration. It will remain in effect for 30 days after issue date, unless it is renewed or terminated before then...

Coronavirus Travel Info
Coronavirus-related Travel Information
By | July 7, 2022
The latest updates on foreign and domestic travel restrictions, including DoD-issued memoranda, steps to take before official travel begins, and information on how to change DoD travel reservations.

Quarantine no longer required for international arrivals
By | June 8, 2022
As of June 8, USFK aligned its arrival entry requirements with ROK policy. All SOFA-affiliated international arrivals, regardless of vaccination status, shall not be subject to quarantine. ...

USFK Adjusts to HPCON Alpha
By USFK Public Affairs | June 2, 2022
Based on United States Forces Korea’s assessment of the low COVID community level in South Korea, USFK will adjust its health protection condition to “Alpha,” peninsula-wide, effective Thursday, June 2...

USFK COVID Arrival Update
By USFK Public Affairs | June 2, 2022
As of Monday, May 23, 2022, South Korea implemented updated entry requirements for off-peninsula arrivals. All travelers - both new arrivals and returnees - must possess a negative PCR test within 2 days before the departure...

USFK aligns with ROK for arrival quarantine policy
By USFK Public Affairs | June 2, 2022
Beginning June 1, USFK implemented the following entry requirements for all arrivals to align with recent ROK policy changes: SOFA-affiliated, fully vaccinated individuals and children under 12 years old traveling with a...