NORTHCOM Leading Active-Duty DoD for COVID-19 Operations
Release No: 20-004
March 30, 2020
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PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. —
U.S. Northern Command, in support of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, is leading the Department of Defense’s operations to COVID-19 efforts in the continental United States.
A 450-person Navy Medical Unit from Jacksonville, Florida will soon deploy to the Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas area and New Orleans, Louisiana to expand the medical capabilities in those states in the next few days.
“There is nothing more sacred than being right here at home defending the homeland,” said Gen. Terrence J. O'Shaughnessy, commander of the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command. “Our Commander in Chief has declared war on COVID-19. We are a part of that as a whole-of-America, whole-of-nation approach, and we are incredibly proud to be a part of that mission.”
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