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COVID-19 ~ USNS Mercy Arrives In Los Angeles

Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy arriving in Los Angeles, 27 March 2020 [USMC: Cpl. Alexa M Hernandez]
The US Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) arrived in Los Angeles on Friday 27th March in support of the COVID-19 response.

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While deployed in Los Angeles Mercy, which departed Naval Base San Diego on Monday 23rd, will serve as a referral hospital for non-COVID-19 patients currently admitted to shore-based hospitals. This will allow shore base hospitals to focus their efforts on COVID-19 cases.

One of the Department of Defense’s (DoD) missions is Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA). The 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.

This video of the hospital ship arriving was captured by Lance Cpl. Jacob Yost USMC.

Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy arriving in Los Angeles, 27 March [USMC: Cpl. Alexa M Hernandez]
Hospital Corpsmen conduct periodic maintenance on a chemistry analyser aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) March 26 [US Navy: MCS2 Erwin Jacob Miciano]
USMC riflemen with 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, post security for the MSC hospital ship USNS Mercy in Los Angeles, 27 March [USMC: Cpl. Alexa M Hernandez]

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