JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. –
More than 80 Airmen from the 633rd Medical Group at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, are in Greensboro, North Carolina and Houston, Texas, aiding state-run, federally supported community vaccination centers.
The 633 MDG is partnering with assorted Department of Defense and government agencies at the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to rapidly execute the COVID-19 vaccine mission.
The deployed members are part of the whole-of-government effort to rapidly increase the number of Americans being vaccinated. Vaccination goals differ based on the types of teams requested to support a location. The Greensboro location’s goal is to administer up to 3,000 vaccinations per day, while the Houston location has a goal of administering up to 6,000 vaccinations daily.
This is not the first time the 633 MDG has participated in support of a FEMA COVID mission. In November of 2020, they deployed a group of JBLE Airmen to North Dakota to provide assistance and additional manpower for hospitals providing care to COVID-19 patients. JBLE medical personnel assisted in surgery centers, emergency departments, and intensive care units; showcasing the 633 MDG’s ability to support not only Soldiers and Airmen, but the civilians and families impacted by the pandemic on a national scale.
The 633 MDG is proud to play a role in the national effort to combat the pandemic and remains committed to providing high quality safe care for beneficiaries at home and abroad.
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