NAVSUP & Supply Corps Response to COVID-19

Rear Adm. John Polowczyk, Vice Director Joint Staff (J4), was appointed as Federal Emergency Management Agency’s coronavirus supply chain task force lead by President Trump in order to catch up with the COVID-19 medical equipment crisis response.

Polowczyk is leading the effort to replenish supplies of personal protective equipment like face coverings, gowns and gloves, as well as ventilators to treat patients who have developed severe respiratory problems from the virus.

NEX Lemoore, Calif., Tailor Shop associates put their sewing skills to work, making face coverings for their fellow store associates. –photo by NEXCOM Public Affairs
ABF2 Love and ABF3(AW) Moore issue consumable parts from stock to fill both local and referral requisitions. ABF3(AW) Moore, normally stationed on NALF SCI refueling Navy aircraft, has integrated with NASNI Warehouse employees to support operations impacted by COVID manning restrictions. –photo by FLC San Diego Public Affairs
NAVSUP Facebook post recognizing the teamwork at NAVSUP FLC Sigonella-Site Rota for their hard work, and a reminder on social distancing.
Navy Lodge Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek, Virginia associates made branded face masks for themselves and bagged some to offer to guests as well. –photo by NEXCOM Public Affairs
Shaney Maranan, Mail Clerk for Site Lemoore’s Official Mail Center, assists a squadron representative with the personal protection barrier and face coverings in place. –photo by FLC San Diego Public Affairs
Sailors assigned to Commander, Submarine Squadron Fifteen and Naval Hospital Guam assign rooms to Sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) who have tested negative for COVID-19 and are asymptomatic at a Government of Guam and military-approved commercial lodging. –photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kelsey J. Hockenberger
At Naval Base Guam, U.S. Navy Sailors secure an Improved Navy Lighterage System (INLS) beach module to Watson-class vehicle cargo ship USNS Dahl (T-AKR-312) during an operation to offload equipment for construction of an Expeditionary Medical Facility (EMF) from Dahl, in support of DoD’s COVID-19 response and will enable forces to be postured to support Guam and the region if a Defense Support of Civil Authorities mission is requested. –photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Nathan Carpenter
The Arleigh Burke-class guidedmissile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) receives fuel and supplies from the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO 199) during a replenishment-at-sea. McCampbell is underway conducting operations in the Indo-Pacific region while assigned to Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15, the Navy’s largest forward-deployed DESRON and the U.S. 7th Fleet’s principal surface force. –photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Markus Castaneda
The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) provides medical relief to New York City. Comfort cares for trauma, emergency and urgent care patients without regard for their COVID-19 status. Comfort is working with the Javits New York Medical Station as an integrated system to relieve the New York City medical system, in support of the U.S. Northern Command’s Defense Support of Civil Authorities as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. –photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Scott Bigley