Soldiers with the 101st Airborne Division have returned from deployment in response to the fight against COVID-19.
According to a news release, 18 Soldiers with the 101st Division Sustainment Brigade’s Forward Assessment Sustainment Team deployed on April 14 and spent more than a month in New Jersey, coordinating and providing sustainment and logistical support for COVID-19 response operations. The soldiers helped receive, process and move supplies, equipment and personnel in critical areas affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
The service members will undergo a precautionary quarantine under medical supervision at Fort Campbell to ensure their safety, as well as the safety of their families.
Commander of the 101st Division Sustainment Brigade Col. Stephanie Barton says, “The soldiers who deployed to aid in the fight against COVID-19 left their loved ones without hesitancy to answer the call of our great nation. This is the very reason why we serve and the reason we remain ready to respond whenever that call comes.”