DOD Expanding Medical Care in New York, Dallas, New Orleans
DOD Expanding Medical Care in New York, Dallas, New Orleans

DOD is expanding its COVID-19 medical support in three of the nation’s hardest-hit metro regions. Members of the military will now treat patients who test positive for the coronavirus at the Javits Federal Medical Station in New York City, the Morial Federal Medical...

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President Thanks Military Families for ‘Selfless Service’
President Thanks Military Families for ‘Selfless Service’

“The nation owes a debt to our… service members and their families” for their coronavirus response, President Trump told members of the military and their families on a Wednesday phone call, according to a DOD summary of the call. The President noted the military’s...

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Kilmer: ‘We Are All in This Together’

U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-Wash.) expressed optimism Tuesday that the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act enacted late last week will provide relief to struggling communities in his home state and across the country, adding that work is already...

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Tell Us How Your Community Is Responding

ADC and the COVID-19 Military Support Initiative are looking for stories of how the pandemic is affecting individual communities, including the challenges you face and the ways your community is pulling together in response. Please share your stories with us by...

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From the Front Lines: Photo of the Day

Spc. Zorina Molina (left), 143rd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion culinary specialist, and Spc. Rakeem Lewis, 1048th Medium Truck Company transportation specialist, organize boxes containing personal protective equipment at a warehouse in New Britain, Conn., March...

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DOD Launches ‘Rumor Control’ Website

In order to combat disinformation disseminated during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pentagon recently created a website called “Coronavirus: Rumor Control,” serving as an authenticated repository of vetted information during the crisis. The website provides links to the...

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COVID-19 Military Community Updates 

President Trump signed the $2.3 trillion coronavirus relief package on Friday, the largest fiscal relief measure passed in U.S. history. The Department of Defense will receive $10.5 billion funding the following categories: health care and insurance, personnel,...

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COVID-19 Military Community Updates

In a recent interview with Reuters, Defense Secretary Mark Esper reported a 30 percent increase in COVID-19 cases in the military, but said he would start providing “aggregated numbers” to prevent compromising ongoing/future missions. “I’m not going to get into a...

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COVID-19 Military Community Updates

-Defense Secretary Mark Esper announced a 60-day military stop movement order on Wednesday for DOD uniformed and civilian personnel. The order will affect approximately 90,000 service members scheduled to deploy or redeploy. The Pentagon memo outlined exceptions...

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