Pa. National Guard Supports FEMA Medical Station
March 29, 2020 - Federal, state and local assets are coming together to open this facility which can house non-COVID 19 patients with less severe conditions if and when regional hospitals become full.
Army to help convert vacant buildings into hospitals as COVID-19 spreads
March 29, 2020 - Army leaders announced plans to quickly convert unused buildings into makeshift hospitals in multiple states, starting in New York, as hospitals brace for medical shortages caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
This week, construction is set to kick off as the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan will be refitted into a 1,000-bed hospital and an additional 1,800 field medical stations, officials said. Soldiers from the New York National Guard, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and civilian employees will prepare the medical facility, slated to begin operating in a week to 10 days.
Army to test new tech program at select schools
March 29, 2020 - The Army plans to implement a new cybersecurity and tech education program for high school students enrolled in junior ROTC programs, leaders told lawmakers March 11.
The program, scheduled to be implemented at select schools by fiscal year 2022, will focus on cybersecurity and computer science. Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs Casey Wardynski said the program’s curriculum remains under development.
Lt. Col. Dana Lonis Women's Hostory Month Interview
March 29, 2020 - Civility in practice, whether it’s in the military or in your professional practice, even in your regular life is important. Try not to bring people down, if you can’t, then do it respectfully. Always try to bring people up.
Her motto to live by: "No matter what your doing do it well, everything is important."
USAREC spouse donates handmade masks to hospital workers
March 27, 2020 - Service for some means wearing a uniform, but this U.S. Army Recruiting Command spouse found herself turning to a sewing machine to answer her call.
Tessa Paszek, wife of Army recruiter Sgt. 1st Class Alex Paszek, saw a need for hospital masks for her nursing friends; and a desire to help out her inner circle quickly turned into hundreds of requests for handmade, washable face masks.