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AFNORTH's 335th AEG continues to track Airmen supporting COVID-19 response

U. S. Air Force medical personnel are welcomed to the Hospitals of Providence Transmountain in El Paso, Texas, Nov. 8, 2020 by departing medical personnel of the National Disaster Medical System. U.S. Northern Command, through U.S. Army North, remains committed to providing flexible Department of Defense support to the Federal Emergency Management Agency in support of the whole-of-nation COVID-19 response. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Samantha Hall)

U. S. Air Force medical personnel are welcomed to the Hospitals of Providence Transmountain in El Paso, Texas, Nov. 8, 2020 by departing medical personnel of the National Disaster Medical System. U.S. Northern Command, through U.S. Army North, remains committed to providing flexible Department of Defense support to the Federal Emergency Management Agency in support of the whole-of-nation COVID-19 response. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Samantha Hall)

U. S. Air Force medical personnel are in-processed at the University Medical Center of El Paso in El Paso, Texas, Nov. 8, 2020. These airmen are part of a team preparing to augment three hospitals as COVID-19 cases surge in the region. U.S. Northern Command, through U.S. Army North, remains committed to providing flexible Department of Defense support to the Federal Emergency Management Agency in support of the whole-of-nation COVID-19 response. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Samantha Hall)

U. S. Air Force medical personnel are in-processed at the University Medical Center of El Paso in El Paso, Texas, Nov. 8, 2020. These airmen are part of a team preparing to augment three hospitals as COVID-19 cases surge in the region. U.S. Northern Command, through U.S. Army North, remains committed to providing flexible Department of Defense support to the Federal Emergency Management Agency in support of the whole-of-nation COVID-19 response. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Samantha Hall)

U. S. Air Force medical personnel were familiarized with the glucometers being used at the University Medical Center of El Paso in El Paso, Texas, Nov. 8, 2020. These airmen are part of a team preparing to augment three hospitals as COVID-19 cases surge in the region. U.S. Northern Command, through U.S. Army North, remains committed to providing flexible Department of Defense support to the Federal Emergency Management Agency in support of the whole-of-nation COVID-19 response. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Samantha Hall)

U. S. Air Force medical personnel were familiarized with the glucometers being used at the University Medical Center of El Paso in El Paso, Texas, Nov. 8, 2020. These airmen are part of a team preparing to augment three hospitals as COVID-19 cases surge in the region. U.S. Northern Command, through U.S. Army North, remains committed to providing flexible Department of Defense support to the Federal Emergency Management Agency in support of the whole-of-nation COVID-19 response. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Samantha Hall)

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. --

Air Forces Northern’s 335th Air Expeditionary Group, originally activated to manage Air Force personnel deployed to Travis Air Force Base, Calif., as part of a U.S. Northern Command’s COVID-19 response in April, is now managing Airmen sent to Texas as COVID-19 cases surge in the region.

The 335th AEG is providing administrative control and support for nearly 70 Airmen who in-processed in El Paso, Texas, in recent weeks as part of a team preparing to augment three area hospitals.

“Our medical personnel are extremely honored to be helping the people of El Paso,” said Col. Brent McLamb, 335th AEG commander. “It’s an absolutely outstanding team effort between Air Forces Northern and Army North to accomplish this.”

U.S. Northern Command, through U.S. Army North, remains committed to providing flexible Department of Defense support to the Federal Emergency Management Agency in support of the whole-of-nation COVID-19 response. DoD is focused on providing military manpower and equipment – both capacity and capability – to state and local authorities to help combat COVID-19.