Fort Campbell troopers are dispatched to the Orlando vaccination heart


ORLANDO, Fla. – The U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division dispatched approximately 130 soldiers to Orlando on Friday to provide logistical support at a federal COVID-19 vaccination center.

The soldiers will be deployed from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and will serve on the west campus of Valencia College, one of four locations the US government has established in Florida. The others are in Tampa, Miami, and Jacksonville.

The 101st Airborne Division, known as the Screaming Eagles, calls itself one of the “most deployed and recognized divisions in the US Army”. According to the army, his combat record ranges from “the paratroopers of World War II to the security forces’ aid teams stationed in Afghanistan today”.

“They are there for logistical support,” said Jerry Demings, Orange County Mayor, on Thursday. He said the soldiers would “put up tents, tables and other things. It helps us to relieve ourselves, as we now support multiple (vaccination) locations and locations. “

The four locations should be open on Wednesday and stay open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. According to Governor Ron DeSantis, 2,000 recordings are to be made per day at each location.


Janet Smith