Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Sailors and Marines Offload EMF From USNS DAHL....Photos by Petty Officer 1st Class Nathan Carpenter

Caption to photos...
NAVAL BASE GUAM (April 11, 2020) U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Jacob Blanton, assigned to Combat Logistics Regiment 3 (CLR 3), directs movement of an AAV-P7/A1 amphibious assault vehicle during an operation to offload equipment for an Expeditionary Medical Facility (EMF) from Watson-class vehicle cargo ship USNS Dahl (T-AKR-312). 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/Released)
Note.  They're not being very subtle are they?  It's obvious that Guam will be the "treatment" area for the Pacific fleet for sailors that come down with the Coronavirus.  Expect no more announcements of sick crews or sailors/Marines aboard ship getting sick.  At least from the Navy/Marines.  If news gets out it will be via Red Cross messages being released from the families.

While not an elegant solution it is much better than a publicity seeking Captain jeopardizing our readiness by crying to the media.

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