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‘School bus driver’ is the latest job for National Guard troops
“We are like the Swiss Army knife of the DoD."
These soldiers opted out of getting the COVID-19 vaccine. Here’s why they changed their minds
“Any small part I can play in doing away with COVID, I was definitely on board with that.”
Exclusive: Here’s the Army’s plan to ‘reopen’ amid the COVID-19 pandemic
The service's conditions-based approach helps lay out a framework for how installations can get back to normal.
Leaked Pentagon memo warns of ‘real possibility’ of COVID-19 resurgence, vaccine not coming until summer 2021
"All indications suggest we will be operating in a globally-persistent COVID-19 environment in the months ahead"
The Army is using its multi-million dollar terror-tracking software to do something Google does for free
The Army's terrorism-tracking tool is being used to help installation commanders get real-time updates about COVID-19 – something they could probably accomplish using Google Alerts
COVID-19 forces Army to cancel summer training for ROTC cadets at Fort Knox
Training will be held on-campus or at nearby military installations instead of at Fort Knox.
A new device from Army doctors could be a game-changer in the fight against COVID-19
A device called the COVID-19 Airway Management Isolation Chamber is the culmination of work by Army doctors around the country and could be the answer to the personal protective equipment (PPE) shortages impacting health care workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 fight
The Army’s new recruiting commercial is all about stepping up during the COVID-19 crisis
"When the unbelievable happens, the unbelievable rise to meet it."
Army to resume sending recruits to basic training despite COVID-19 cases at Fort Jackson
“We’ve done pretty well overall, all things considered.”
The first US service member to test positive for COVID-19 has recovered
The soldier spent 49 days in isolation
The COVID-19 pandemic could actually result in more accessible behavioral health care for soldiers and families
So that's something
The Pentagon is buying 39 million N95 masks for healthcare workers
The US military is spending $133 million on masks for healthcare workers.
The USS Nimitz narrowly avoided a major COVID-19 outbreak, Navy officials say
The two sailors being treated for COVID-19 were off the ship before the fast cruise started on April 1, Navy officials told Task & Purpose
Video shows how COVID-19 positive patients are brought onto the USNS Comfort
In this video released by the Navy, service members aboard the USNS Comfort explain the process of receiving a COVID-19...
The Army is putting a two-week pause on shipping trainees to basic over COVID-19
The conditions-based pause will be reassessed after the first two weeks
Defense Secretary directs troops to wear face coverings when social distancing isn’t possible
"The Military Departments will issue guidance on wear for service members," the memo released on Sunday said.
It’s hardly shocking the Navy fired a commander for warning of COVID-19 threat. It’s part of a pattern
“This may have the effect of chilling the responses of other commanding officers because it will be perceived, fairly or not, as a shoot the messenger scenario."
Several COVID-19 patients were mistakenly brought on board the USNS Comfort
"Our medical experts on board are well prepared for cases like this, and have taken the appropriate precautionary measures."
Listen to Trump, Esper, and Milley speak straight to troops and their families about COVID-19
"We are at war," Gen. Mark Milley said. "It's a different type of war, but a war nonetheless."
USNS Comfort pulls into Pier 90 in New York City to ease overwhelmed hospitals from coronavirus pressure
New York City has quickly become the epicenter of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The city's hospitals expect to become...
Army vets fought to mass produce $100 ventilators amid COVID-19. They hit roadblocks
For the last month, Army reservist Lt. Colonel Kamal Kalsi, an emergency room doctor in New York, has been scrambling to find a way to quickly mass produce ventilators, equipment that could save the lives of thousands of coronavirus victims nationwide
Twin infants evacuated from South Korea amidst COVID-19 crisis
Two of Korea’s tiniest soldiers needed some extra love and care – and a lift back home.
USNS Mercy arrives in LA
On March 27, 2020, the USNS Mercy arrived at the Port of LA to serve as a referral hospital for...
NORAD & USNORTHCOM Commander Answers COVID-19 Questions
General Terrence J. O’Shaughnessy, the commander of both the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command answers media...
COVID-19 situation report: The latest coronavirus updates from the US military
COVID-19 SITREP is a collection of the latest coronavirus updates affecting U.S. military service members and their families from Task & Purpose.