Doug Bedell — July 17, 2020, 10:02 am

U.S. Army Helps Fight the Coronavirus Pandemic


The U.S. Army has been going to war to respond to the coronavirus crisis, Military.com reports.

“Soldiers have built hospitals, supported hospital staff, helped deliver food and managed nursing homes since the president declared a national emergency in March as COVID-19 cases began sweeping across the country, now killing more than 137,000 Americans…

“The Army took on new coronavirus-related missions earlier this month. U.S. Army North announced it dispatched medical and support troops to Texas and California, two states that have seen summer spikes in COVID-19 cases.

“The request to send military personnel to the two locations came from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the states.”

The Army is aiming for a size of 486,000 by the end of 2021 and is planning to boost its size to 500,000 over the next decade, Military.com notes.

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