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Sailors participate in a morning colors ceremony aboard the hospital ship USNS Comfort on April 1, 2020, while the ship is moored in New York City in support of the nation's COVID-19 response efforts.<br>Sara Eshleman/U.S. Navy

USNS Comfort now taking coronavirus patients in NYC, crew member tests positive

With a confirmed case of coronavirus already among the crew members of the USNS Comfort, the hospital ship docked in New York City formally will begin accepting patients with the respiratory illness, U.S. Northern Command announced Tuesday.


NYC virus deaths exceed 4,000, topping toll for 9/11 attacks

New York City's death toll from the coronavirus rose past 4,000 on Tuesday, eclipsing the number killed at the World Trade Center on 9/11. In Britain, Prime Minister Boris Johnson lay in intensive care, believed to be the first major world leader hospitalized with the virus.


Trump blasts world health group, defends early virus steps

President Donald Trump on Tuesday threatened to freeze U.S. funding to the World Health Organization, saying the group had “called it wrong” on the virus and that the organization was “very China-centric" in its approach.

'Mission essential' modifications allow flight training to continue at Vance Air Force Base

Vance Air Force Base joined all other U.S. Air Force and Department of Defense bases in elevating its Health Protection Condition (HPCON) on March 26.


You're under a stay-at-home order? Here's what that means in your state

Almost all of the states and the District of Columbia are under a stay-at-home order. In states that haven't issued sweeping directives, some individual counties and cities have instituted their own measures.



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John Prine, Grammy-winning country singer and Army veteran, dies at 73 of coronavirus

A onetime Army mechanic and mail carrier who wrote songs rooted in the experiences of lower-middle-class life, John Prine went on to record more than 20 albums, win three competitive Grammy Awards and help define a genre of music that came to be called Americana.



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Commandant: Marines who lose jobs in the new force plan will have other opportunities

Tank crews, military police or bridge builders in the Marines who saw their jobs eliminated in the new 10-year plan to restructure the force will not be kicked out of the service right away, the commandant said Wednesday.


Army football coach Jeff Monken says players adapting to virus disruption

"When our Army officers train themselves and they train their units and soldiers, they don't often know what the kickoff time is, what the date that kickoff is going to be, who the opponent will be," said Monken.


Coast Guard: Cruise ships must stay at sea with sick onboard

The U.S. Coast Guard has directed all cruise ships to prepare to treat any sick passengers and crew on board while being sequestered “indefinitely" offshore during the coronavirus pandemic.


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Commandant: Marines who lose jobs in the new force plan will have other opportunities

Tank crews, military police or bridge builders in the Marines who saw their jobs eliminated in the new 10-year plan to restructure the force will not be kicked out of the service right away, the commandant said Wednesday.


Army football coach Jeff Monken says players adapting to virus disruption

"When our Army officers train themselves and they train their units and soldiers, they don't often know what the kickoff time is, what the date that kickoff is going to be, who the opponent will be," said Monken.


Coast Guard: Cruise ships must stay at sea with sick onboard

The U.S. Coast Guard has directed all cruise ships to prepare to treat any sick passengers and crew on board while being sequestered “indefinitely" offshore during the coronavirus pandemic.



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