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USS Detroit Docks in Key West to Support COVID-19 Response

A combat boat with an American Flag on top with 6 soldiers standing outside of it.

KEY WEST, Fla. (March 29, 2020) – Freedom-class littoral combat ship USS Detroit docks at Naval Air Station Key West’s Truman Harbor during a port visit to conduct emergent repairs. As a protective measure against the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the ship’s crew of 90 will be limited to the base while in Key West in order to protect its people and maintain mission readiness. Navy installations are responsible for keeping airfields, ports, Navy housing, galley services, medical facilities, and utilities open and supporting the fleet, fighters and families. Detroit is deployed to the U.S. Southern Command’s area of responsibility to support Joint Interagency Task Force South’s mission, which includes counter-drug patrols and detection and monitoring of illicit traffic in the Caribbean and Eastern Pacific.

Photo by FEMA - Mar 29, 2020
Last Updated: March 29, 2020