First published 22 December 2021, L.A. Daily Post
SAN ANTONIO, Texas — At the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), approximately 40 military medical personnel will deploy in two new teams – one 20-person team to Indiana, and one 20-person team to Wisconsin – to support civilian healthcare workers treating COVID-19 patients.
The joint DoD effort includes 10 other teams working in five states – two in New Mexico, two in Colorado, three in Michigan, two in Minnesota and one in Montana. U.S. Army North, under U.S. Northern Command’s oversight, provides operational command of the teams.
“Since COVID began, our military medical personnel have been committed to fighting the pandemic and supporting our local, state and federal partners and communities in need,” said Lt. Gen. John R. Evans, Jr., U.S. Army North commander. “As we look ahead to the holiday season and 2022, we must remain vigilant in our fight, especially now as Indiana and Wisconsin are added to our supported states…”
The military medical personnel include nurses, respiratory therapists and medical doctors. In Indiana, a 20-person team from the U.S. Navy will support Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. In Wisconsin, a 20-person team from the U.S. Navy will support Bellin Hospital in Green Bay.
Editing: Erica P. Wissinger