Allied airlift delivers COVID-19 supplies to Slovakia

A NATO strategic airlift programme helped deliver urgently needed medical supplies to Slovakia on 25 March 2020. An Antonov AN-124 transport ferried facemasks, surgical gloves, protective suits and other supplies on a nonstop flight that started in Leipzig/Halle airport, Germany, stopped for cargo in Tianjin, China, and landed in Bratislava. The aircraft was chartered under […]

USNS Mercy arrives in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (March 27, 2020) – Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) arrives in Los Angeles, March 27. Mercy deployed in support of the nation’s COVID-19 response efforts, and will serve as a referral hospital for non-COVID-19 patients currently admitted to shore-based hospitals. This allows shore base hospitals to focus their efforts […]

Package and Cargo Decontamination

A public service announcement detailing the risk associated with disease transmitted via the surfaces of packages, cargo, and freight during the COVID-19 epidemic. This video demonstrates best practices to prevent the spread of the disease by using decontamination methods and personal protective equipment use. Subscribe to Dr. Justin Imel, Sr. by Email

How to Properly Use a 3M N95 Respirator Mask

First Lieutenant Nathaniel Donnachie, 104th Fighter Wing bioenvironmental engineer, demonstrates the proper way to wear a 3M N95 respirator mask, March 26, 2020, at Barnes Air National Guard Base, Massachusetts. The 3M N95 respirator mask covers the nose and mouth and protects the person wearing it from breathing in contaminated air. (U.S. Air National Guard […]

USNS Mercy Deployment 2020

PACIFIC OCEAN (March 26, 2020) Video package of Sailors aboard Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) preparing the ship for non-COVID-19 patients. Mercy deployed in support of the nation’s COVID-19 response efforts, and will serve as a referral hospital for non-COVID-19 patients currently admitted to shore-based hospitals. This allows shore base hospitals […]