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July 29, 2020

Medical Reserve units join US Army North COVID-19 operations in Texas

At the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, three U.S. Army Reserve Urban Augmentation Medical Task Forces deployed as part of the Department of Defense’s ongoing COVID-19 operations in Texas. U.S. Army North, U.S. Northern Command’s Joint Force Land Component Command, continues to oversee the military operation in support of federal efforts and the state.

July 21, 2020

US Army North Hosts Hurricane Rehearsal of Concept Drill

U.S. Army North, federal, state, tribal and territorial partners are ready to respond as we near peak hurricane season for the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.

July 16, 2020

U.S. Army North ready to battle COVID-19 after busy spring

Lt. Gen. Laura Richardson, the head of U.S. Northern Command’s land forces spoke recently of the lessons learned from its ongoing battle against COVID-19, as the command prepares to send more troops to hotspots in Texas and California.

July 13, 2020

ARNORTH to oversee military COVID-19 operations in Texas, California

At the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and state officials, approximately 740 Department of Defense medical and support professionals from the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force are assigned as part of DOD’s ongoing COVID-19 operations in Texas and California. As part of the whole-of-America response, U.S. Army North, U.S. Northern Command’s Joint Forces Land Component Command, will oversee the military operation in support of federal efforts and the state.

May 14, 2020

U.S. military prepares for hurricane season in midst of COVID-19

Military and interagency personnel held a virtual table top exercise here May 13, 2020, to discuss how U.S. Northern Command would perform its Defense Support to Civil Authorities mission in a COVID-19 environment.

May 8, 2020

Secretary of Defense visits NORAD, NORTHCOM

The Secretary of Defense visited the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command here May 7, 2020. 

April 24, 2020

Defense Official Provides Update on COVID-19 Response

Jonathan Rath Hoffman, assistant to the secretary of defense for public affairs, briefed reporters on the Defense Department’s coronavirus response during a news conference at the Pentagon.

April 23, 2020

Rapid Deployment Team assists ARNORTH medical units supply needs

Charlie Hughley is helping the RDT determine supply needs for ARNORTH medical units mobilizing to assist hard-hit communities. He’s expediting and tracking delivery for items like respirators, protective gowns and gloves for the 337th Theater Sustainment Command, as well as the 3rd, 4th and 13th Expeditionary Support Commands. 

April 22, 2020

DOD Starts Tiered COVID-19 Testing Process to Ensure Safety

The Defense Department is moving to a tiered COVID-19 testing program to protect service members and ensure they can continue to do the nation's business, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.

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.