During a roundtable discussion at the 459th Air Refueling Wing at Joint Base Andrews, Sep. 11, Under Secretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones met with Air Force Reservists to discuss the Department of Defense-wide COVID-19 vaccination directive and its quickly-approaching completion deadline of Dec. 2, for the Air Force Reserve established by Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall.
“The secretary planned on directing the services to be aggressive and ambitious in how we do this, and so that’s exactly what we did,” Jones said. “And we spoke with SG (Surgeon General) in terms of supply of the vaccine available, and they said they could support this timeline, so we’ve got to move out.”
The under secretary’s purpose for the short trip to JB Andrews was to meet with the AFR and have an open, face-to-face discussion on the mandatory COVID vaccination efforts and learn what the Reserve needs at the secretary level to make…
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