With news of the contagious and potentially deadly illness known as novel coronavirus grabbing headlines worldwide, military health officials say that an informed, common sense approach minimizes the chances of getting sick. (Graphic by Military Health System)
FORT DRUM, N.Y. – Nikki Loehr (left) and Mary Paul (right), both nurses with the Bowe Army Medical Home COVID-positive treatment team and natives of Chicago, speak to a 10th Mountain Division (LI) Soldier before administering a COVID-19 nasal swab test on Fort Drum, N.Y. June 9. Since the start of the pandemic, the Bowe clinic all-volunteer healthcare team has been responsible for the treatment and care of all Soldiers, Family members and retirees who’ve tested positive for the virus. Additionally, the team now conducts drive-up COVID testing for deploying Soldiers as part of new pre-deployment requirements, ensuring Soldiers reach their deployment location ready to perform their mission.
FORT DRUM, N.Y. – The newly uncased flag of the Fort Drum Soldier Recovery Unit (SRU) flies in front of the SRU headquarters building following a re-designation ceremony on Fort Drum, N.Y. June 16, 2020. During the ceremony, the 3rd Battalion, 85th Mountain Infantry Regiment Warrior Transition Unit (WTU) was re-designated the Fort Drum SRU as part of the Army’s restructuring of the Warrior Care and Transition Program to the Army Recovery Care Program. The new model of wounded warrior care will simplify entry criteria, streamline processes and focus resources to foster an environment that will serve individual wounded, ill and injured Soldiers.

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