Pentagon Stop-Movement Order May Extend to July, Says Air Force Chief
Posted on Apr 08, 2020 06:46 pm
The current travel restriction on military moves which is set to May 11 may be pushed to July, said Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein in a Facebook townhall recently. He said that Secretary of Defense Mark Esper would make a set decision by next week, reports Military.com.
Goldfein said officials predict coronavirus cases is expected to continue growing in May and the the stop-order extension could help flatten the curve of disease transmission. He also said a key consideration is having families fully situated and moved before the 2020-2021 school year begins, “If families are going to move, we are going to want to get families in place before it starts,” said Gen. Goldfein.
Over 1,500 service members have tested positive of COVID-19 as of April 6th, with an additional 973 DoD-related cases including civilian employees, dependents and contractors.
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