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April 22, 2020

COVID-19 Doesn't Stop Homeland Defense

The ongoing war against the Coronavirus hasn't kept U.S. Northern Command or the North American Aerospace Defense Command from defending North America against meddling Russian aircraft or North Korean missile launches, the commands' top officer said.

April 22, 2020

Wing alert mission exhibits strength amidst the war on COVID-19

Since Sept. 11, 2001, members of the Colorado Air National Guard’s 140th Wing have been on alert, defending the homeland against airborne threats with their fleet of F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft staged at Buckley Air Force Base, Aurora, Colorado.

April 22, 2020

DOD providing leave leniency due to COVID-19 travel restrictions

Travel restrictions made necessary by the COVID-19 pandemic have resulted in the Defense Department providing leave leniency for service members who accrue too much leave and might otherwise lose it.

April 20, 2020

Top Air Force officials visit NORAD, NORTHCOM

U.S. Air Force senior leaders visited the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command Headquarters at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., April 18, 2020, for discussions on the military's COVID-19 response and homeland defense.

April 9, 2020

USNORTHCOM Medical Capabilities to NYC

U.S. Northern Command, the Department of Defense's lead for COVID-19 operations in the United States, is working closely with the State of New York to ensure DoD medical support evolves to best relieve pressure on the New York hospital system.

April 6, 2020

433rd AW mobilizes medics for COVID-19 response

In less than 36 hours, nine medics from the 433rd Airlift Wing and an Individual Mobilization Augmentee from the 59th Medical Wing at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland mobilized and deployed to New York City on a C-5M Super Galaxy April 5, 2020, to respond to the COVID-19 crisis.

April 6, 2020

DOD Continually Examines, Modifies COVID-19 Response

WASHINGTON -- The Defense Department is adjusting to the COVID-19 pandemic and leaders at all levels are looking at resources, processes and personnel needed to fight the virus, Jonathan Rath Hoffman,

April 2, 2020

250-Patient Army Field Hospital in Seattle Expected to Open Next Week

The Army is assembling a 250-bed field hospital in Seattle that's meant to treat non-COVID-19 patients so area hospitals will be able to free up their own beds to care for those who have contracted the disease.

April 2, 2020

USNS Mercy, USNS Comfort Receiving Patients in LA, New York City

To free overwhelmed local hospitals focusing on patients with COVID-19, the Navy hospital ships USNS Mercy and USNS Comfort are docked on both U.S. coasts to provide medical and surgical care to non-COVID-19 patients.

April 2, 2020

Army transforms event center into hospital for COVID-19 Response

Under the direction of U.S. Northern Command, our team at U. S. Army North (Fifth Army) transformed the CenturyLink Field Event Center in Seattle, Washington, from a sports arena to a world-class U.S. Army hospital to help free bed space in local hospitals and allow medical professionals to focus on providing care to #COVID19 patients.