Military Troops Mobilized Amid Crisis

Military Troops Mobilized Amid Crisis
  • Naval ships dock on opposite ends of the country to help hospitals.
  • As of April 3, more than 6,600 people have died in the US.
  • Nearly 15,000 National Guard members are working to fight the virus.
  • The Pentagon is securing deals to provide hospitals with medical equipment. 

(NewsReady.com) – COVID-19 is spreading through the US and overwhelming medical professionals. There are supply shortages and beds are becoming scarce in hospitals. State and local governments, along with President Trump’s administration, are working hard to help ease the burden and stop the spread. The US Armed Forces have been jumping in and offering aid, too.

USNS Comfort

On March 30, US Navy Ship Comfort docked in New York City, the epicenter of the virus. The vessel is a floating hospital, with 1,000 beds and 12 operating rooms onboard.

The medical staff aboard the ship aren’t going to treat COVID-19 patients. Instead, USNS Comfort is going to be used to care for patients being treated for other ailments.

CNN reports the ship will be operational soon. New York is a Petri dish right now and the Navy is bringing much-needed relief to the doctors in the city.

In Los Angeles, a ship has also been deployed to help patients. The crew on the USNS Mercy is already conducting surgeries.

An $84 Million Deal

The military isn’t just stopping providing floating hospitals. On the same day the ship docked in NYC, Fox News reported the Pentagon is helping, too. The Department of Defense (DOD) made a deal worth more than $84 million to buy 8,000 ventilators.

Four companies are stepping up to build the critical devices and the first ones will make it to hospitals in May. Ventilators are desperately needed across the country as the coronavirus attacks patients’ lungs. President Trump is also ordering General Motors to make them.

National Guard Stepping Up

Supplies aren’t the only thing America needs to fight the deadly virus. Almost 15,000 National Guard troops are working to prepare cities for the influx of patients infected with the illness. Maj. Gen. Michael McGuire, Arizona’s adjutant general and director of the Department of Emergency and Military Affairs, said troops in his state are working to prop up the supply chain. In other parts of the country, the soldiers are building tents and helping medical personnel.

It’s not surprising the military’s first confirmed death from the virus was a National Guard member, given how much they’re helping right now. Capt. Douglas Linn Hickok, a member of the New Jersey Army National Guard, passed away in Pennsylvania after his battle with the virus.

America’s Bravest

In addition to the National Guard troops, more than 9,000 retired military members with medical experience are volunteering to help. Everywhere we look there are stories about our brave men and women in uniform stepping up to help. It’s just another illustration of what makes America great.

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15 COMMENTS

  1. I hope all in this Great Country can have an awakening with the same Spirit as after 911. The democrats really have to start Rooting for America. God Bless our Great President

  2. We’re all concerned and thankful for the outreach of team support. We’re just as concerned about the power of the press and the power of numbers the last couple of months. In spite of the Democrats attacks and wasting millions on more impeachment nonsense, the President’s team has worked hard to organize. Yes, a dangerous shut down has reduced our numbers, and this administration has met the needs of governors, who were not prepared. It seems the biggest complaints by some Democrat governors, may reveal unpreparedness on their part, though forewarned. According to the CDC, regarding the flu in 2016-2017, Americans dealt with 29 million cases, 500,000 hospitalizations, and 38,000 deaths. In 2017–2018 est., the flu came again with 45 million sick, 810,000 hospitalizations, and 61,000 deaths. With these numbers, we should have had an awakening. We continued our lives, as with any pandemic. Now however, broadcasting this, following a failed impeachment, sets the stage for another Socialist/Communist strategy to attack our economy. The Democrats frustration is that President Trump didn’t fall in line with their agenda of Martial Law, or act as a Communist government take over of industry, since many volunteered their services. Thank God, we united enough to get organized and pull together, in spite of the typical Democrat defiance. We all must do our part to protect ourselves, and pray for God to do His part, so many can get back to work.

  3. THANKS AND GOD BLESS EACH AND EVER ONE WHO IS HELPING FIGHT THIS HORRIBLE VIRUS.EVER ONE REGARDLESS WHO YOU ARE OR WHAT YOU DO,THANKS.

  4. I COULD BE WRONG,BUT I FEEL THAT GOD IS VERY ANGRY WITH THE WORLD,HE IS DOING THIS TO GET OUR ATTENTION,I WAS TAUGHT THAT GOD IS JEALOUS,HE WANTS US TO TURN FROM OUR WICKED WAYS AND START WORSHIPING HIM,AS HE IS COMING SOON.

    • YHi mRose, When you read the [;agues that happened in the time of Moses, and continued to today, Rose, you are very correct. What I have noticed in the US the worst hit, Blue Cities, Counties and States. Washington State, Four counties control the entire State politically, Snohomish, King, Pierce and Thurston. Pierce is not as bad as King, and Thurston, not as bad as P_ierce. Now look at which County has te highest Deaths and infections, #1, King and Seattle, #2 Snohomish, then Pierce then Thurston. Compare them to all the other counties. Oregon, California, Illinois, New York, Louisiana, Jersey, and others in New England. All Blue. Who runs the Blue States? What do they vote FOR? Look at the Blue (Democrat Leadership in office, in DC, what do they vote for?_) Look at the News Service, CNN, MSNBC, Huffington Post, Washington Times, New York Times, the McCluskey Papers Chain owned by George Soros. These groups have worked tirelessly to take the Lord out of our country. This includes past presidents als and not just Democrats. How Have RINO’S voted . Yet no one wants to tell it like it is.

  5. MABYE we all can stop talking to anything but GOD HE SAID IF WE WOULD FALL ON OUR FACE AND SEAK HIS FACE HE WOULD HEAL OUR LAND ! ! is this asking to much off you ? Are you doing it ? AMERICA NEEDS US TO LET GO AND LET GOD !
    Some off you will not take this as meant kindly , i am so sorry , i just do what i feel lead to do which is to remind us what our COUNTRY NEEDSNOW !
    ERA

    • He said, “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear and turn and heal their land.”
      God is seeing who will do this; who will humble themselves and pray; who will turn from their wicked ways. God will not be mocked or dupped. He knows who are His; they hear Him and obey Him.

  6. There are always negative people and alarmist , and people that no matter what you do it isn’t rite . But they themselves have nor never will step up to the plate to actually help . Oh but you can bet that they have studied it from every angle , and know exactly what to do, after all they are experts .
    Thank God for the men and women who take charge of a situation , and run the to the best ability that is in them. I even find that those people are open for suggestions and realize that they are not perfect . That’s the type of person that I would want leading me .
    In the meantime, let’s ignore these idiots and trouble stirrers and get on with the business at hand . NOT FORGETTING TO EARNESTLY PRAY FOR THE DOCTORS , NURSES AND ANYONE ELSE THAT IS WORKING FEVERISHLY TRYING TO SAVE THOSE WHO ARE SICK, AND FOR THIS TO END SOON . GOD GRANT EVERYONE THE ENERGY AND STRENGTH TO GET THROUGH THIS Amen

  7. Katahdin: Don’t wast you’re time with people like David. They are all talk and no action. It is obvious David was never in the Military. Putting ones self in Harms way is our Job. If we didn’t then there would not be people like David around to be critical of people who put their lives on the line for others. David, we all took an oath to defend this Nation against all enmities both foreign and domestic. Will this virus is both. BYW David what have you contributed?
    Jon J. Spano Ltc( Ret)
    USAR

  8. Katahdin: Don’t wast you’re time with people like David. They are all talk and no action. It is obvious David was never in the Military. Putting ones self in Harms way is our Job. If we didn’t then there would not be people like David around to be critical of people who put their lives on the line for others. David, we all took an oath to defend this Nation against all enmities both foreign and domestic. Will this virus is both. BYW David what have you contributed?
    Jon J. Spano Ltc( Ret)
    USAR

  9. I only wish I could help in someway but with heart disease I cannot. I salute all the brave men and woman that are putting themselves in harms way. Trully the home of the BRAVE!!!.

    • David, Please try to stay positive not everyone dies, we will not get depleted and we take in more people in the military everyday to replace them that is what real AMERICANS do.

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