From the front lines, Jason Duprat, reports the enormity of the military medical response to Covid-19.
During some of his 7 years in the Navy, Duprat was assigned to the 4th Medical Battalion in the Marine Corps Reserve Forward Resuscitative Surgical Team. He currently serves in the Operational Health Support Unit JAX.
Last week, Duprat, a member of the Navy Reserve Medical team, went from notification to boots on the ground in under 30 hours.
Duprat shares, “The enormity of this military medical response is completely unprecedented. Never before have these numbers of military medical personnel been mobilized in such a fashion for a CONUS mission.
Massive numbers of military medical from all branches have converged upon NYC to provide comprehensive, multidisciplinary care.
In just weeks, the Javits Center was converted and ramped up, the USS comfort is docked and is filling with patients…an ever increasing number of military healthcare teams are going straight into those hospitals hit the hardest to work shifts right along side the hospital staff.
Hundreds (if not thousands) of volunteers from around the country have assembled to help provide food, water, supplies, mental health care, and PPE. The support that the community of volunteers and donors is showing for the police, fire, EMS, and other front line workers is truly humbling.”
Duprat’s story is but one of thousands of military personnel across the country, once again, answering the call for help, without question, without personal regard, leaving behind friends and family, to serve a purpose bigger than us all.
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Help us serve those who serve us with the HOOAH Covid 19 Care Package Drive.
There are many ways to give, and your support is needed now more than ever.
HOOAH, Helping Out Our American Heroes, a 100% volunteer national veteran nonprofit, is sending care packages to deployed active duty military members.
With HOOAH chapters across the country, there are so many ways to help.
Items most requested by deployed troops include:
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Help us serve those who serve us in one of the following ways:
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4.) Host a local care package drive and request the address from HOOAH to mail the care packages directly to deployed service members
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Thank you so much, we can’t wait to receive the packages. Our deepest apologies for the missing 1 in the address. We are so grateful for your efforts and respectfully request that you resend them to: Attn: HOOAH Covid 19 Care Packages, 14960 Collier Blvd #3092, Naples, FL 34119
Denise Bartels says
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