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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 23, 2020

Additional 920th Medical Airmen Headed for COVID-19 Response

Additional medical Airmen from the 920th Rescue Wing’s Aeromedical Staging Squadron (ASTS) have been sent to the New York City area to assist with pandemic response.

April 23, 2020

More than 770 AF Reservists called up providing medical support

More than 150 additional Air Force Reserve medical specialists were mobilized in the latest Air Force Reserve call-up in support of COVID-19 relief efforts with most Reservists set to assist medical staff in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

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 23, 2020

Bringing safety home while teleworking

As the nation moves to adapt and minimize the spread of the Coronavirus 2019, the Department of the Air Force is prioritizing the health and safety of our Airmen and Space professionals, civilian personnel, and families. By encouraging prevention measures and making modifications to ensure all essential missions get off the ground, many now find themselves supporting the Air Force mission to ‘fly, fight, and win’ from a home office.