"We have shown our resilience and strength to meet whatever challenges the future holds..."

—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.






Vaccines Administered

-by T10 Forces-




Personnel Deployed

-in Support of FEMA-




Vaccination Sites

-State-Run, Federally Supported-


*Total active duty support as of June 22, 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

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

Sept. 7, 2021

ARNORTH military hospital support to FEMA begins in Idaho, Arkansas, exp...

At the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, approximately 60 military medical personnel deployed in three, 20-person teams, each to one of three states – Idaho, Arkansas and Alabama – to support civilian healthcare workers treating

Aug. 30, 2021

ARNORTH military hospital support to FEMA begins in Alabama, expands fur...

At the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, approximately 20 military medical personnel deployed to Dothan, Alabama, and another 20 deployed to Alexandria, Louisiana, to support civilian healthcare workers treating COVID-19 patients in

Aug. 23, 2021

ARNORTH supports FEMA in Mississippi, expands in Louisiana

At the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, approximately 20 military medical personnel have deployed to Jackson, Mississippi, while another 20 will deploy to Tupelo, Mississippi.

Aug. 18, 2021

ARNORTH provides operational command of military hospital support to FEM...

At the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, approximately 20 military medical personnel from the U.S. Navy will deploy to Louisiana as part of a Department of Defense COVID-19 response operation.

COVID-19 Photos

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COVID-19 Video

Video by Sgt. Matthew Rabahy

NJIT CVC End of Mission Video

  • Federal Vaccine Response
  • June 18, 2021 | 2:41

U.S. service members and various state and federal personnel reflect on their time working together in support of federal vaccine response operations at the New Jersey Institute of Technology Community Vaccination Center, Newark, June 20, 2021. U.S. service members from across the country are deployed in support of the Department of Defense federal vaccine response operations. 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. Army video by Sgt. Matthew Rabahy / 14th Public Affairs Detachment)