TRADOC News Features
Secretary of the Army Ryan D. McCarthy visits a Walter Reed National Military Medical Center facility at Fort Belvoir, Va., to observe the health care guidance implemented to handle COVID-19, March 20, 2020. (Sgt. James Harvey)
Army working to develop COVID-19 vaccines as force preps its response
By Devon Suits | March 23, 2020
The U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command and U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases are aiding in the development of five separate COVID-19 vaccines, Secretary of the Army Ryan D. McCarthy announced Thursday.

A Temple University Ambler Campus police officer stands guard at a Montgomery County coronavirus test site in Upper Dublin Township on March 20, 2020. Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency directed a group of nearly 80 Army and Air National Guard members to help Montgomery County with drive-through COVID-19 testing at Temple University’s Ambler Campus. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Wil Acosta)
Hundreds of COVID-19 tests administered daily in Montgomery County with help of Pa. National Guard
By | March 24, 2020
Since the Pennsylvania National Guard began helping Montgomery County administer COVID-19 test kits

SAN DIEGO – Huntington Beach Recruiting Company Commander Capt. Jake Taeckens, podium, swears in his brother, Josh on March 19, 2020 at the San Diego Military Entrance and Processing Facility, while maintaining safe social distance. The Taeckens’ became brothers-in-arms during one of the final days of San Diego MEPS operations, prior to U.S. Army Recruiters switching to all-online recruiting efforts. For more information on Army Careers available during the COVID-19 outbreak, text: ALA0 to GOARMY (462769).
Digital Army Recruiting Remains Active
By | March 24, 2020
All Southern California U.S. Army recruiting stations are connecting with the public digitally to limit in-person contact.

U.S. Army Sgt. Moises Castillo of the California Army National Guard’s 1040th Quartermaster Company, 340th Brigade Support Battalion, 115th Regional Support Group, helps an Amador County resident load food supplies into a vehicle March 23 at the Interfaith Food Bank in Jackson, California. The Cal Guard ramped up its humanitarian support following the recent activation by Gov. Gavin Newsom’s call-up of the reserve component. (Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Eddie Siguenza)
Nearly 10,000 Guardsmen Called Up for COVID-19 Response
By C. Todd Lopez | March 25, 2020
Nearly 10,000 National Guardsmen called up across the United States, with more expected soon, are performing a variety of missions in response to COVID-19 pandemic response efforts. Some are even federally funded, though they remain under the control of their respective state governors, but none of those Guardsmen are involved in law or quarantine enforcement, the chief of the National Guard Bureau said.