The U.S. military on Okinawa is vowing transparency to its troops, their families and local civilian authorities, days after the Pentagon ordered commanders to stop publicly announcing new coronavirus cases on their bases.
Defense Department schools in Japan and South Korea will remain closed beyond spring break and virtual instructions will continue “until further notice” due to ongoing coronavirus concerns, school officials announced Tuesday.
Commanders ordered people to shelter in place and enacted other safety measures for U.S. personnel in Japan, where five active-duty service members and one dependent have tested positive for coronavirus since Thursday.
In an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus, Defense Secretary Mark Esper issued a 60-day stop movement order for all service members, Defense Department civilians and sponsored family members stationed overseas.
The Army will allow commanders to conduct some promotion boards by video conference and has suspended temporarily some requirements for enlisted soldiers to be promoted as it responds to the deepening coronavirus pandemic that has forced military posts to close to nonessential personnel.
The Army has placed contingency response forces under the highest “Delta” health threat level, requiring them to stay in their homes to protect their health as the coronavirus continues to spread rapidly around the world, the service announced.
Making snack time fun may be a little over the top on most days, but right now entertaining your children is a top priority. Why not turn snack time into craft time as well? Take a look at these four ideas for fun snacks for kids.
Whether it’s a choice steak or a simple hotdog, nothing says summer like grilling. Don’t forget the vegies! The folks at DECA have gone out of their way to prove that there’s more to pairing grilled meat with vegetables than potato salad.