U.S. soldiers of the 2nd Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade connect a bridge section during a rafting exercise on Namhan River, South Korea, on Feb. 27, 2019. ADELINE WITHERSPOON/U.S. ARMY
U.S. soldiers of the 2nd Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade connect a bridge section during a rafting exercise on Namhan River, South Korea, on Feb. 27, 2019. ADELINE WITHERSPOON/U.S. ARMY

Pentagon issues stop movement order for all service members, DOD civilians overseas in effort to combat coronavirus

by Kat Bouza
Stars and Stripes

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.

A DOD memo released Wednesday said the order is expected to “impact exercises, deployments, redeployments and other global force management activities.”

According to the announcement, the order will likely affect about 90,000 service members slated to deploy or redeploy over the next 60 days. However, the order “is not expected to impact the continued drawdown of U.S. forces from Afghanistan, which is scheduled to be complete within 135 days following the signed agreement,” the memo stated.

Meanwhile, the Pentagon reported the first positive test result for coronavirus within its own hallways. A Marine stationed at the Pentagon tested positive on Tuesday.

Read more at: https://www.stripes.com/1.623719

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