Hawaii National Guard assists Hawaii medical coalitionPosted on Mar 26, 2020 in News Release
#2019-003 March 26, 2020
For Immediate Release
Hawaii National Guard assists Hawaii medical coalition
HONOLULU, HI- Hawaii Air National Guard members from Medical Detachment 1 provided logistical support this week with personal protective equipment (PPE) and maintenance of valuable medical equipment at the Hawaii Healthcare Emergency Management Coalition facilities. The PPE that the Guardsmen inventoried and prepared for pick-up, will then be distributed to multiple Hawaii medical facilities. These facilities are facing a shortage of this specialized equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Hawaii Healthcare Emergency Management Coalition is a statewide, federally-qualified, all-hazards comprehensive emergency management program whose mission is to sustain and maintain essential and critical healthcare system services statewide during a major emergency or disaster.
Along with logistics and organizing distribution, Guard members also took inventory of the medical supplies on-hand.
The Hawaii National Guard is continuing to support the state’s response to COVID-19 with over 100 Soldiers and Airmen on State Active Duty (SAD).
Please courtesy Tech Sgt. Andrew Jackson/Hawaii Dept. of Defense.
MAJ (RET) Jeff Hickman
Director, Public Affairs
State of Hawaii, Dept. of Defense