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Fort Campbell sends soldiers to help with pandemic relief

Associated Press • Apr 27, 2020 at 8:50 AM

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. — The 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell has deployed about 10 soldiers from the Kentucky post to New Jersey to help with coronavirus pandemic relief there.

The post, located on the Kentucky-Tennessee state line, said the soldiers are logistics experts assigned to the 101st Division Sustainment Brigade. They deployed to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, where they will provide logistical support to medical forces operating in the northeast.

Fort Campbell deployed on March 26 around 300 soldiers from the 531st Hospital Center, who have been working at the Javits New York Medical Station; on April 14 approximately 10 soldiers from the Division Sustainment Brigade to the northeast region; and on April 18 around 70 soldiers from the 501st Medical Company to Boston.

Follow AP coverage of the virus outbreak at https://apnews.com/VirusOutbreak and https://apnews.com/UnderstandingtheOutbreak.

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