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Immediate Release

DOD Statement - Flight Evacuations

In support of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Department of Defense is prepared to receive two Department of State chartered evacuation flights from Wuhan, China currently scheduled to arrive on February 7th. 

The initial flights have departed China for the United States with approximately 300 passengers on board.  One of the aircraft will refuel at Travis Air Force Base and continue on to Omaha, Nebraska via Lackland Air Force Base.  The other aircraft is en route to Marine Corps Air Station Miramar via Vancouver, Canada.

As previously announced, these individuals will be subject to a CDC managed 14-day quarantine. 

DOD will work closely with our interagency partners and continue to provide support to the situation as requested.