President Trump has signed an executive order that will allow special reserve troops and National Guard members to be deployed as medical response personnel. During Friday’s press conference, the president noted he’s willing to use the full authority of the federal government to combat the coronavirus crisis.
The U.S. Military has come to a halt due to the coronavirus pandemic. Defense Secretary Mark Esper has ordered all troops to remain where they are for the next 60 days.
U.S. Air Force officials have confirmed the first two cases of coronavirus inside the Pentagon. On Friday, officials reported an active-duty airman and an Air Force contractor tested positive for the virus.
Union leaders rallied on Friday amid a seventh round of military co-funding talks between the U.S. and South Korea.