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1st Theater Sustainment Command

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Tag: COVID-19

Australian general joins Soldiers, civilians at 'Desert Medic’ vaccine rodeo

September 10, 2021 — U.S. Army Central Command’s deputy commanding general for operations received his second Moderna COVID-19 vaccine dose during a visit to 3rd Medical Command’s Operation Med Spear vaccine event here, Aug. 16. MORE
Australian Army Maj. Gen. Christopher A. Field

1st TSC NCO deploys to support Afghanistan exit ops after receiving 2nd COVID-19 shot

June 7, 2021 — An Army Reserve noncommissioned officer deployed to support 1st Theater Sustainment Command's operational command post received her second Moderna COVID-19 vaccine shot June 2, making her better qualified to deploy to Afghanistan in support of Army exit operations. MORE

'Desert Medics' restart COVID-19 vaccinations in CENTCOM footprint

May 13, 2021 — After a roughly one-month pause, the "Desert Medics" of the 3rd Medical Command (Deployment Support) relaunched the COVID-19 vaccination effort for personnel deployed across U.S. Central Command's area of responsibility. MORE
'Desert Medics' restart COVID-19 vaccinations in CENTCOM footprint

Camp Arifjan senior leaders show confidence during one-shot COVID-19 vaccine rollout

March 13, 2021 — Senior military leaders here joined the March 13 rollout of Operation Med Spear, which is the expansion of COVID-19 vaccination for all civilian and military personnel in the U.S. Central Command footprint. "Operation Med Spear is something we have been working towards in this theater for many, many months," said Army Reserve Brig. Gen. Justin Swanson, who was vaccinated at the event, and is the deputy commanding general of the 1st Theater Sustainment Command. MORE
Army Reserve Sgt. Richard Liggans, a resident of Buffalo, New York, deployed to Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, with the 228th Combat Support Hospital, where he serves at the noncommission officer-in-charge of the camp's Troop Medical Clinic, loads a syringe with the Janssen Biotech COVID-19 vaccine at the camp's March 13, 2021 rollout of Operation Med Spear. Unlike other vaccines, the Janssen vaccine is administered with just one shot, not two. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Neil W. McCabe)

COVID-19 response has involved over 5,000 NYNG members

December 29, 2020 — LATHAM, New York – The New York National Guard was among the first states to call up Soldiers and Airmen for the COVID-19 pandemic on March 10. Nine months later, on Dec. 17, it was one of two Guard forces to begin administering a COVID-19 vaccine to its troops.Since the first 300 Guard members mobilized to help contain a coronavirus outbreak in MORE
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Nigel Chen, assigned to Joint Task Force COVID-19, New York National Guard, administers the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at the Camp Smith Training Site Medical Readiness Clinic, N.Y., on Dec. 18, 2020. The New York National Guard is participating in a Department of Defense vaccine pilot program in which 44,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine are being administered to front line medical personnel at 16 locations around the world.

Idaho National Guard assists with COVID-19 response again

December 23, 2020 — BOISE, Idaho – The Idaho National Guard has partnered with agencies and organizations across Idaho in a renewed push against the COVID-19 pandemic.On Nov. 13, Gov. Brad Little activated 100 members from the Idaho National Guard as cases of COVID-19 elevated throughout the state.On Dec. 11, that number was increased to 250 under an authorization MORE
The Idaho National Guard has partnered with agencies and organizations across Idaho as the battle against COVID-19 continues. Gov. Brad Little has activated 250 members of the Idaho National Guard as COVID-19 cases elevated throughout the state.