"We must move further and faster to eradicate the devastating effects of COVID-19..."

—Gen. Glen D. VanHerck

 

 

 

 

Active-Duty Support to COVID-19 Response

U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) remains steadfast in our commitment to support the whole-of-government COVID-19 response while continuing to defend the homeland. As the synchronizer for all Department of Defense (DoD) COVID-19 support functions, USNORTHCOM has deployed military personnel to support local healthcare workers across the nation, and is supporting states in the administration of the approved and authorized emergency use vaccines.

LATEST STATS

FACT SHEET   

 

  

 

4,580,382

Vaccines Administered

-by T10 Forces-

 

 

3,807

Personnel Deployed

-in Support of FEMA-

 

 

30

Vaccination Sites

-State-Run, Federally Supported-

 

*Data as of 4 p.m. MT, May 11, 2021

Combating COVID-19

The DoD continues to work closely with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Department of State to provide defense support in dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. 

Since the Secretary of Defense designated USNORTHCOM as the DoD synchronizer on Feb. 1, 2020, our top priority has been to protect our people, safeguard our missions, and support the American people. Thousands of service members have deployed — and remain deployed — within the USNORTHCOM area of responsibility to provide aid to states and local communities in the fight against the virus.

Through every challenge the nation has faced, DoD has worked alongside and supported civil authorities every step along the way; not a single request has been declined. 

As we receive requests for assistance from FEMA, USNORTHCOM is deploying service members from all branches of service to assist in the whole-of-government effort. From supporting efforts to repatriate citizens back to the U.S. at the outset of the COVID-19 outbreak, to embedding medical teams in hospitals across America, to administering vaccines at Community Vaccination Centers, we have responded to every development during the pandemic to support the nation in its time of need.

Today, thousands of service members are providing life-saving vaccinations to our citizens. No matter the threat, we are always ready to defend the lives of our citizens and our homeland.

Getting Vaccinated

Each state has its own plan for deciding which groups of people will be vaccinated first. Contact your state health department for more information on its COVID-19 vaccination plan. If you are among those currently recommended to get a COVID-19 vaccine, there are several places you can look for vaccination providers near you. We've provided the CDC's VaccineFinder below to help you with your search.

 

COVID-19 News

April 26, 2021

ARNORTH to oversee military vaccination support to FEMA in Kentucky

At the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, approximately 30 Department of Defense military medical and support personnel will deploy to Kentucky to support federal vaccination efforts in partnership with the state.

April 12, 2021

4th Infantry Division Soldiers Round Off Vaccination Support at historic...

The 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, deployed approximately 220 Soldiers to Los Angeles to assist the state of California and the Federal Emergency Management Agency in administering COVID-19 vaccinations to members of the Los

April 9, 2021

ARNORTH to oversee military vaccination support to FEMA at four new loca...

At the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, approximately 560 Department of Defense military medical and support personnel will deploy to Colorado, Louisiana, Minnesota and Oklahoma to support federal vaccination efforts in partnership


April 2, 2021

ARNORTH to oversee military vaccination support to FEMA at three new loc...

At the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, approximately 420 Department of Defense military medical and support personnel will deploy to Maryland, Tennessee and Wisconsin to support state-run, federally supported Community Vaccination

COVID-19 Photos

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COVID-19 Video

Video by Staff Sgt. Jared Bunn

Dear, Military Person

  • Federal Vaccine Response
  • May 12, 2021 | 1:13

U.S. Army Soldiers with 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, read thank you cards from children during a break at the Community Vaccination Center at the United Center in Chicago, May 12, 2021. U.S. Northern Command, through U.S. Army North, remains committed to providing continued, flexible Department of Defense support to the Federal Emergency Management Agency as part of the whole-of-government response to COVID-19. (U.S. Space Force video by Staff Sgt. Jared Bunn and U.S. Army video by Sgt. Tanis Kilgore/ 40th Public Affairs Detachment.)