"Battle assemblies across the Army Reserves, the default — that is the standard procedure right now — is no battle assemblies until further notice," said Lt. Gen. Charles D. Luckey, commanding general of U.S. Army Reserve Command.
The International Association of Movers and the American Moving and Storage Association said “DoD’s Defense Personal Property Program (DP3) represent roughly 20% of all moves globally," with the halt order having “a massive impact on the future financial viability, and structural capacity of the household goods moving industry.” They are seeking over $186 million in relief.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York has called for an increased role for the National Guard to retrofit facilities for in-patient care and for involvement from the Army Corps of Engineers to build additional hospital facilities in his state's response to the spread of COVID-19.
National Guard components in California, Florida, Iowa, Louisiana, New York, Maryland Rhode Island and Washington have been activated to assist in combating the spread of COVID-19. The units are supporting logistics, communications and planning operations alongside state officials.
Puerto Rico has become the latest state or territory to declare a state of emergency and activate its National Guard in response to the worldwide COVID-19 outbreak. Currently, there are no confirmed cases on the island.
Governors in Washington, California, New York, Florida, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut have all issued emergency proclamations given increases in COVID-19. These declarations allow state governments additional resources, including the ability to swiftly implement a National Guard response.
March 8 is International Women’s Day, and a celebration of women would be incomplete if the female trailblazers of the United States Army were not recognized. From breaking barriers in combat to challenging the status quo across eras, here are 8 female soldiers who changed the course of history for the U.S. military.