433rd Airlift Wing deploys more Reserve Citizen Airmen to New York area
By 433rd Airlift Wing Public Affairs
| 433rd Airlift Wing Public Affairs | April 24, 2020
Air Force Reserve Citizen Airmen take a moment during preparations to deploy to New York area to help battle COVID-19 April, 22, 2020 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. (Courtesy photo) (Photo by Courtesy Photo)
Air Force Reserve Citizen Airmen take a moment at the San Antonio International Airport prior to deploying to New York area to help battle COVID-19 April, 23, 2020. (Courtesy photo) (Photo by Courtesy photo)
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas —
The 433rd Airlift Wing has deployed more Reserve Citizen Airmen to the New York City area to assist with the COVID-19 pandemic response.
Five members of the 433rd Medical Squadron and one from the 433rd Aeromedical Staging Squadron deployed to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, April 22 to join about 20 Alamo Wing members previously mobilized in response to the novel coronavirus earlier this month.
The Airmen were among a group of about 150 doctors, nurses and respiratory technicians deploying to assist medical providers in the New York-New Jersey region.
“We’re proud to be continuing our participation in this response to assist our fellow Americans,” said Col. Terry W. McClain, 433rd AW commander. “The opportunity to help alleviate suffering and save lives is extremely important to us. Our medical Reserve Citizen Airmen are proud and honored to serve during our nation’s time of need.”
The New York City area is widely viewed as the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States. Nationwide, roughly 770 Air Force Reservists have been mobilized to help with the relief efforts.