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Airmen of Pittsburgh IAP ARS mobilized in support of COVID-19 efforts in New York City

Airmen assigned to the 911th Airlift Wing who were mobilized to support the COVID-19 efforts board onto a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft at the Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station, Pennsylvania, April 5, 2020.

Airmen assigned to the 911th Airlift Wing who were mobilized to support the COVID-19 efforts board onto a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft at the Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station, Pennsylvania, April 5, 2020. This deployment is part of a larger mobilization package of more than 120 doctors, nurses and respiratory technicians Air Force Reserve units across the nation provided over the past 48 hours in support of COVID-19 response to take care of Americans. (U.S. Air Force photo by Joshua J. Seybert)

911th Airlift Wing aircrew members prepare to transport mobilized Airmen to Joint Base Mcguire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey in support of the COVID-19 efforts from the Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station, Pennsylvania, April 5, 2020.

911th Airlift Wing aircrew members prepare to transport mobilized Airmen to Joint Base Mcguire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey in support of the COVID-19 efforts from the Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station, Pennsylvania, April 5, 2020. This deployment is part of a larger mobilization package of more than 120 doctors, nurses and respiratory technicians Air Force Reserve units across the nation provided over the past 48 hours in support of COVID-19 response to take care of Americans. (U.S. Air Force photo by Joshua J. Seybert)

Col. John F. Robinson, 911th Airlift Wing commander, and other aircrew members prepare to transport mobilized Airmen to Joint Base Mcguire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey in support of the COVID-19 efforts from the Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station, Pennsylvania, April 5, 2020.

Col. John F. Robinson, 911th Airlift Wing commander, and other aircrew members prepare to transport mobilized Airmen to Joint Base Mcguire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey in support of the COVID-19 efforts from the Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station, Pennsylvania, April 5, 2020. This deployment is part of a larger mobilization package of more than 120 doctors, nurses and respiratory technicians Air Force Reserve units across the nation provided over the past 48 hours in support of COVID-19 response to take care of Americans. (U.S. Air Force photo by Joshua J. Seybert)

Col. John F. Robinson, 911th Airlift Wing commander, talks with other aircrew members at the Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station, Pennsylvania before transporting mobilized Airmen to Joint Base Mcguire-Dix-Lakehurst in support of the COVID-19 efforts, April 5, 2020.

Col. John F. Robinson, 911th Airlift Wing commander, talks with other aircrew members at the Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station, Pennsylvania before transporting mobilized Airmen to Joint Base Mcguire-Dix-Lakehurst in support of the COVID-19 efforts, April 5, 2020. This deployment is part of a larger mobilization package of more than 120 doctors, nurses and respiratory technicians Air Force Reserve units across the nation provided over the past 48 hours in support of COVID-19 response to take care of Americans. (U.S. Air Force photo by Joshua J. Seybert)

Capt. Tyro De Ocera, 911th Aeromedical Staging Squadron nurse, loads his luggage onto the back of a truck during the mobilization process at the Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station, Pennsylvania, April 5, 2020.

Capt. Tyro De Ocera, 911th Aeromedical Staging Squadron nurse, loads his luggage onto the back of a truck during the mobilization process at the Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station, Pennsylvania, April 5, 2020. This deployment is part of a larger mobilization package of more than 120 doctors, nurses and respiratory technicians Air Force Reserve units across the nation provided over the past 48 hours in support of COVID-19 response to take care of Americans. (U.S. Air Force photo by Joshua J. Seybert)

Capt. Brenden Stokes, 911th Aeromedical Staging Squadron nurse, fills out mobilization paperwork at the Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station, Pennsylvania, April 5, 2020.

Capt. Brenden Stokes, 911th Aeromedical Staging Squadron nurse, fills out mobilization paperwork at the Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station, Pennsylvania, April 5, 2020. This deployment is part of a larger mobilization package of more than 120 doctors, nurses and respiratory technicians Air Force Reserve units across the nation provided over the past 48 hours in support of COVID-19 response to take care of Americans. (U.S. Air Force photo by Joshua J. Seybert)

Capt. Kristine Rosewell, 911th Aeromedical Staging Squadron nurse, has her temperature checked before mobilizing at the Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station, Pennsylvania, April 5, 2020.

Capt. Kristine Rosewell, 911th Aeromedical Staging Squadron nurse, has her temperature checked before mobilizing at the Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station, Pennsylvania, April 5, 2020. This deployment is part of a larger mobilization package of more than 120 doctors, nurses and respiratory technicians Air Force Reserve units across the nation provided over the past 48 hours in support of COVID-19 response to take care of Americans. (U.S. Air Force photo by Joshua J. Seybert)

A C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 911th Airlift Wing transporting mobilized Airmen to Joint Base Mcguire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey in support of the COVID-19 efforts takes-off from the Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station, Pennsylvania, April 5, 2020.

A C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 911th Airlift Wing transporting mobilized Airmen to Joint Base Mcguire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey in support of the COVID-19 efforts takes-off from the Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station, Pennsylvania, April 5, 2020. This deployment is part of a larger mobilization package of more than 120 doctors, nurses and respiratory technicians Air Force Reserve units across the nation provided over the past 48 hours in support of COVID-19 response to take care of Americans. (U.S. Air Force photo by Joshua J. Seybert)

PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AIR RESERVE STATION, Pa. --

Approximately 10 members of the 911th Airlift Wing with medical experience were mobilized to support COVID-19 efforts, April 5, 2020.

The Airmen departed for Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, early this afternoon. There they will join members from more than 25 U.S. Air Force Reserve units to form a team of more than 125 Airmen, who will then transit to New York City to assist local medical teams and first responders.

Airmen were transported by a C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 911th AW. The same aircraft, piloted by 911th AW Commander Col. John F. Robinson, will also pick up Airmen from other locations to join the team at JBMDL.

“The Air Force’s number one priority is to take care of Americans, Airmen, and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Robinson. “Our Steel Airmen are qualified and ready to assist our fellow Americans and to provide medical support to local authorities on the front lines.

This mobilization follows an executive order signed by President Donald J. Trump on March 27 that authorized the Secretary of Defense to call members of the Selected Reserve, Individual Ready Reserve and National Guard to active duty.