An official website of the United States Government 
Here's how you know

Official websites use .gov

.gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS

A lock ( lock ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

You have accessed part of a historical collection on Some of the information contained within may be outdated and links may not function. Please contact the DOD Webmaster with any questions.
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.