Advanced individual training troops transported to Fort Lee under stringent medical guidelines

By Terrance BellApril 1, 2020

A Fort Jackson, S.C., basic combat training graduate retrieves his duffel bags from a commercial bus as Sgt. 1st Class Jessy Kingrey looks on during new arrival processing at the 59th Ordnance Brigade’s Ordnance Resiliency and Training Center. He was one of 800 troops transported here to continue their initial entry training. To prevent the spread of COVID-19, they were placed on sterilized buses, seated in spaced-apart intervals, medically screened before departure and upon arrival, and accompanied by cadre members from Fort Jackson.
1 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A Fort Jackson, S.C., basic combat training graduate retrieves his duffel bags from a commercial bus as Sgt. 1st Class Jessy Kingrey looks on during new arrival processing at the 59th Ordnance Brigade’s Ordnance Resiliency and Training Center. He was one of 800 troops transported here to continue their initial entry training. To prevent the spread of COVID-19, they were placed on sterilized buses, seated in spaced-apart intervals, medically screened before departure and upon arrival, and accompanied by cadre members from Fort Jackson. (Photo Credit: Terrance Bell) VIEW ORIGINAL
Newly-arrived basic combat training graduates from Fort Jackson, S.C., stand at the position of attention while awaiting orders during processing at the Ordnance Resiliency and Training Center March 31. They were a few of more than 800 troops transported here to continue their initial entry training. To prevent the spread of COVID-19, they were placed on sterilized buses, seated in spaced-apart intervals, medically screened before departure and upon arrival, and accompanied by cadre members from Fort Jackson.
2 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Newly-arrived basic combat training graduates from Fort Jackson, S.C., stand at the position of attention while awaiting orders during processing at the Ordnance Resiliency and Training Center March 31. They were a few of more than 800 troops transported here to continue their initial entry training. To prevent the spread of COVID-19, they were placed on sterilized buses, seated in spaced-apart intervals, medically screened before departure and upon arrival, and accompanied by cadre members from Fort Jackson. (Photo Credit: Terrance Bell) VIEW ORIGINAL
Sgt. Devon Merkel of the 59th Ordnance Brigade stands by as a basic combat training graduate reads a list of questions March 31 that are part of the COVAID-19 screening process for newly-arrived troops at Fort Lee. The new troop was one of 800 transported here to continue their initial entry training. To prevent the spread of COVID-19, they were placed on sterilized buses, seated in spaced-apart intervals, medically screened before departure and upon arrival, and accompanied by cadre members from Fort Jackson.
3 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. Devon Merkel of the 59th Ordnance Brigade stands by as a basic combat training graduate reads a list of questions March 31 that are part of the COVAID-19 screening process for newly-arrived troops at Fort Lee. The new troop was one of 800 transported here to continue their initial entry training. To prevent the spread of COVID-19, they were placed on sterilized buses, seated in spaced-apart intervals, medically screened before departure and upon arrival, and accompanied by cadre members from Fort Jackson. (Photo Credit: Terrance Bell) VIEW ORIGINAL
Spc. AprilJeremy Monis, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 59th Ordnance Brigade, adjusts protective gloves while awaiting the arrival of several buses of basic combat training graduates scheduled to arrive at Fort Lee from Fort Jackson, S.C. March 31.  Just over 800 troops arrived here shortly after to continue their initial entry training. To prevent the spread of COVID-19, they were placed on sterilized buses, seated in spaced-apart intervals, medically screened before departure and upon arrival, and accompanied by cadre members from Fort Jackson.
4 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Spc. AprilJeremy Monis, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 59th Ordnance Brigade, adjusts protective gloves while awaiting the arrival of several buses of basic combat training graduates scheduled to arrive at Fort Lee from Fort Jackson, S.C. March 31. Just over 800 troops arrived here shortly after to continue their initial entry training. To prevent the spread of COVID-19, they were placed on sterilized buses, seated in spaced-apart intervals, medically screened before departure and upon arrival, and accompanied by cadre members from Fort Jackson. (Photo Credit: Terrance Bell) VIEW ORIGINAL
Sgt. 1st Class Jessy Kingrey directs troops to unload duffel bags after they arrived here from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, S.C. More than 800 troops were transported here to continue their initial entry training. To prevent the spread of COVID-19, they were placed on sterilized buses, seated in spaced-apart intervals, medically screened before departure and upon arrival, and accompanied by cadre members from Fort Jackson.
5 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. 1st Class Jessy Kingrey directs troops to unload duffel bags after they arrived here from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, S.C. More than 800 troops were transported here to continue their initial entry training. To prevent the spread of COVID-19, they were placed on sterilized buses, seated in spaced-apart intervals, medically screened before departure and upon arrival, and accompanied by cadre members from Fort Jackson. (Photo Credit: Terrance Bell) VIEW ORIGINAL

FORT LEE, Va. (March 31, 2020) -- More than 800 basic combat training troops arrived here March 31 under stringent preventative measures to protect them from the COVID-19 coronavirus. The troops -- who will continue their initial entry training here -- were transported to Fort Lee on sterilized buses, seated in spaced-apart intervals, medically screened before departure and upon arrival, and accompanied by cadre members from Fort Jackson.