NAVSUP & Supply Corps Response to COVID-19

May 29, 2020 | By SCNEWSLTR

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.

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NEX Lemoore, Calif., Tailor Shop associates put their sewing skills to work, making face coverings for their fellow store associates. The Navy Exchange Service Command’s (NEXCOM) six business lines have been industrious and determined to get Sailors and their families what they need in this ever-changing environment. NEXCOM is comprised of 14,000 personnel worldwide facilitating six business lines, NEX retail stores, the Navy Lodge Program, Telecommunications Program, Navy Clothing and Textile Research Facility, Ships Store Program and the Uniform Program Management Office. (U.S. Navy photo by NEXCOM Public Affairs/Released)
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NEX Lemoore, Calif., Tailor Shop associates put their sewing skills to work, making face coverings for their fellow store associates. The Navy Exchange Service Command’s (NEXCOM) six business lines have been industrious and determined to get Sailors and their families what they need in this ever-changing environment. NEXCOM is comprised of 14,000 personnel worldwide facilitating six business lines, NEX retail stores, the Navy Lodge Program, Telecommunications Program, Navy Clothing and Textile Research Facility, Ships Store Program and the Uniform Program Management Office. (U.S. Navy photo by NEXCOM Public Affairs/Released)
Photo By: Kristine Sturkie
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Based on the Apr. 5 DoD directive which requires all individuals on DoD property, installations and any facility to wear cloth face coverings when they cannot maintain six feet of social distance in public areas or work centers, Navy Lodge Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek, Va., associates made branded face masks for themselves and bagged some to offer to guests as well. NEXCOM’s six business lines have been industrious and determined to get Sailors and their families what they need in this ever-changing environment. NEXCOM is comprised of 14,000 personnel worldwide facilitating six business lines, NEX retail stores, the Navy Lodge Program, Telecommunications Program, Navy Clothing and Textile Research Facility, Ships Store Program and the Uniform Program Management Office. (U.S. Navy photo by NEXCOM Public Affairs/Released)
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Based on the Apr. 5 DoD directive which requires all individuals on DoD property, installations and any facility to wear cloth face coverings when they cannot maintain six feet of social distance in public areas or work centers, Navy Lodge Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek, Va., associates made branded face masks for themselves and bagged some to offer to guests as well. NEXCOM’s six business lines have been industrious and determined to get Sailors and their families what they need in this ever-changing environment. NEXCOM is comprised of 14,000 personnel worldwide facilitating six business lines, NEX retail stores, the Navy Lodge Program, Telecommunications Program, Navy Clothing and Textile Research Facility, Ships Store Program and the Uniform Program Management Office. (U.S. Navy photo by NEXCOM Public Affairs/Released)
Photo By: Kristine Sturkie
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NAVAL BASE GUAM (April 15, 2020) U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to Navy Cargo Handling Battalion (NCHB) 1 and Coastal Riverine Group (CRG) 1 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. The EMF will provide expanded medical capabilities 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. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Nathan Carpenter)
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NAVAL BASE GUAM (April 15, 2020) U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to Navy Cargo Handling Battalion (NCHB) 1 and Coastal Riverine Group (CRG) 1 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. The EMF will provide expanded medical capabilities 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. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Nathan Carpenter)
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200414-N-WI365-1116 EAST CHINA SEA (Apr. 14, 2020) – The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile 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. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Markus Castaneda)
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200414-N-WI365-1116 EAST CHINA SEA (Apr. 14, 2020) – The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile 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. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Markus Castaneda)
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200416-N-LL146-1050 NEW YORK (April 16, 2020) – 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.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Scott Bigley)
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200416-N-LL146-1050 NEW YORK (April 16, 2020) – 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.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Scott Bigley)
Photo By: Petty Officer 1st Class Scott Bi
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