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Joint Base Andrews News

NEWS | June 23, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: Jordan donates personal protective equipment at Joint Base Andrews for COVID-19 response

By 316th Wing Public Affairs 316th Wing Public Affairs

Personal protective equipment donated by the Jordanian government to support COVID-19 response efforts arrived on Joint Base Andrews this afternoon. The Federal Emergency Management Agency will distribute the supplies to various states throughout the country.


Officials from the Jordanian embassy visited the flight line on Joint Base Andrews when the supplies arrived.


“Today's gesture from Jordan to the American people exemplifies the strength of our bilateral friendship. We have long supported one another during various endeavors and we will continue to do so during these unprecedented times. Leveraging our strengths and resources to protect and safeguard our peoples' is the only answer to solving this global predicament,” Jordanian Ambassador to the U.S. Dina Khalil Tawfiq Kawar said in a statement.


Brig. Gen. Matthew C. Isler, Director of Regional Affairs for the Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force, International Affairs, came to Joint Base Andrews to thank the Jordanian representatives for their support. He was accompanied by representatives from FEMA and the U.S. State Department.


The materials were offloaded by Airmen assigned to the 89th Aerial Port Squadron.