Mission Support continually changes and adapts to the ever-evolving operational landscape. In response to the COVID-19 global pandemic, Mission Support partnered with several communities and state and local partners to keep individuals and communities across the nation safe and secure by leveraging the skills, tools, systems and assets provided by the Mission Support organization.
The Coast Guard Exchange (CGX) partnered with Coast Guard Mutual Assistance (CGMA) to conduct the second best CGMA Campaign in CGX history. CGX locations across the country sold coupons to support CGMA. The final count for the coupons sold at the conclusion of the campaign totaled 5,947 for a total of $29,735 of funds raised.
In June, Base Los Angeles Long Beach and Director of Logistics/Base staff in Alameda worked closely to establish a Memorandum of Understanding between PACAREA and the Federal Correctional Institute (FCI) Terminal Island to deploy tents for the prison's use. The tents assist the prison in combating the spread of COVID-19 throughout its population.
CDR Albert and CDR Workman assisted the U.S. Navy as part of the Combined Task Force-129 (CTF-129) in support of the USNS Comfort in “Operation Gotham”. This operation was a government response focused on providing increased medical capacity to New York City’s overwhelmed hospital system. CDR Albert and CDR Workman worked in New York City’s Multi-Agency Command Center located at the Javits Convention Center, as USNS Comfort’s liaison officers (LNO). As LNOs they provided direct multi-agency coordination with city, state, and federal officials, facilitating the transfer of patients from local hospitals to the USNS Comfort.