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U.S. Air Force surgeon general visits community vaccination center supported by 1AF’s 335 EMDOS personnel

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  • By Maj. Elisa Jones

U.S. Air Force Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg visited the state-led, federally-supported Medgar Evers College Community Vaccination Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. supported by First Air Force’s 335 Expeditionary Medical Operations Squadron (EMDOS) last week.

The EMDOS consists of approximately 140 Airmen from 28 bases.  The team arrived in Brooklyn mid-February as a part of the Department of Defense’s COVID-19 response, and is uniquely equipped with Airmen who can assist community members who speak Spanish, Creole, Russian and Mandarin.

“What our Airmen are doing every day is incredibly significant,” said Col. Jeffry Hollman, Commander, 335th Air Expeditionary Group.  “This team has now surpassed 140,000 vaccinations.”

Approximately 4,900 medical and support personnel nationwide from the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Navy, and U.S. Air Force are supporting 39 community vaccination centers spread across 34 cities, 19 states, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

To date, these military personnel have administered approximately 3.1 million vaccine doses.