Photos of Whole-of-America COVID-19 Response Volume 29

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April 29, 2020

WASHINGTON — The whole-of-America response to fighting the COVID-19 pandemic continued today, as medical supplies arrived in Chicago via FEMA’s Project Airbridge, for distribution to hard-hit areas around the country.  NATO ally Turkey donated other much needed supplies, such as gloves, goggles and hand sanitizer to support America’s fight against the virus.

Meanwhile, FEMA continues to expedite movement of commercially pre-sourced and procured critical supplies from the global market to medical distributors in various locations across the U.S. through Project Airbridge.

As of April 28, Project Airbridge has completed 95 flights with an additional 22 scheduled or in transit.  Six flights landed Tuesday, four in Chicago and two in Los Angeles.  Five flights are scheduled to land today, two in Chicago, and one each in Baltimore, Los Angeles and New York.

Through Project Airbridge, the following supplies have been delivered from overseas manufacturers to the U.S. and into private sector supply chains from March 29 to April 28:

  • More than 768,000 N-95 masks.
  • More than 751 million gloves.
  • More than 71.5 million surgical masks.
  • More than 10 million surgical gowns.
  • Nearly 2.1 million thermometers.
  • More than 562,000 face shields.
  • More than 195,000 coveralls.

Turkey Donates Medical Supplies for COVID-19 Response

U.S. and Turkish leadership walk away from a Turkish Airbus A400M Atlas filled with medical supplies

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. (April 28, 2020) — A Turkish Airbus A400M Atlas waits to be unloaded at Joint Base Andrews, Md. Turkey, a NATO ally of the United States, sent supplies including medical gloves, masks, protective goggles and clothing and hand sanitizer to support the U.S. government’s fight against COVID-19.

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Spencer Slocum

Project Airbridge Delivers Supplies for Distribution

Supplies of medical boxes outside of plane.

CHICAGO (April 29, 2020) — A FEMA Project Airbridge flight arrives at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport with medical supplies for distribution by companies nationwide in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. FEMA is chartering planes to bring supplies for companies to decrease the shipping time for critical supplies, such as N-95 respirators, surgical masks, gloves and gowns.

FEMA photo by Alexis Hall

FEMA Meets with Denver OEM During COVID-19

Three people sitting at a table talking, wearing face masks.

DENVER (April 28, 2020) — FEMA Region VIII Regional Administrator Lee dePalo (right) talks with Denver Mayor Michael Hancock (left) while learning about the Denver Office of Emergency and their emergency operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.  FEMA’s Region VIII staff continues to support Denver and communities throughout its six-state region.

FEMA photo by Bonnie Garfias

PPE Arrives in Honolulu to Support COVID-19

Stacks of boxes including N-95 masks arrive in Hawaii.

HONOLULU (April 28, 2020) — Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) arrives in Honolulu, including 200,000 N-95 masks, to help the State of Hawaii against the COVID-19 pandemic.

FEMA photo by Veronica Verde

3rd Medical Battalion Conducts Swab Tests on Theodore Roosevelt Sailors

Navy corpsman swabbing a sailor

NAVAL BASE GUAM (April 28, 2020) — A U.S. Navy corpsman with 3rd Medical Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group swabs a Sailor assigned to aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, to help verify a negative COVID-19 test result. Theodore Roosevelt is currently docked at Naval Base Guam where Sailors assigned to the ship are practicing social distancing and following other guidelines from the CDC, U.S. Navy and the Governor of Guam as part of COVID-19 mitigation effort during a scheduled deployment to the Indo-Pacific.

U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Jordan E. Gilbert

USS Theodore Roosevelt Begins New Recovery Phase

A huge gray naval ship with the number 71 on the outside of it

NAVAL BASE GUAM (April 29, 2020) — Sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt prepare to embark the ship after weeks of cleaning and essential watch standing. Thousands of Sailors from Theodore Roosevelt were moved to local hotels to implement an aggressive mitigation strategy to minimize the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health of the Sailors.

U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Jordan E. Gilbert


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