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Acting Secretary Modly Visits USNS Mercy in Los Angeles
200331-N-UV609-1095.JPG Photo By: Petty Officer 1st Class David Mo

LOS ANGELES, California - Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas B. Modly is toured through the patient transfer process for the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), March 31, 2020. Mercy deployed in support of the nation’s COVID-19 response efforts, and will serve as a referral hospital for non-COVID-19 patients currently admitted to shore-based hospitals. This allows shore base hospitals to focus their efforts on COVID-19 cases. One of the Department of Defense’s missions is Defense Support of Civil Authorities. DoD is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, as well as state, local and public health authorities in helping protect the health and safety of the American people.


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