Immediate Release

Secretary Austin Travels to USNORTHCOM, Vaccination Centers, USS Nimitz

Feb. 23, 2021

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin embarks on his first official trip Wednesday, Feb. 24, to visit U.S. Northern Command in Colorado Springs, CO; a community vaccination center in Los Angeles, CA; and naval facilities in San Diego, CA.

Secretary Austin’s visit to U.S. Northern Command will include leadership meetings and an overview of COVID-19 support operations. Secretary Austin will visit California State University, Los Angeles, where active-duty and National Guard personnel are supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s community vaccination center. In San Diego, the secretary will meet with the crew of USS Nimitz, which is returning home after 10 months on duty.  He will also visit military vaccination operations on Naval Base San Diego and Naval Air Station North Island.