Sailors assigned to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC), set up the Rapid Response Shelters

200324-A-VU957-1004 Bethesda, Maryland Sailors assigned to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC), set up the Rapid Response Shelters. The purpose of this exercise is to test the readiness of the equipment and personnel setting these facilities up and manning them. This is not in response to any increase in patients or diagnoses; it is a preemptive measure to assess the ability to rapidly expand our facility in the event of a patient surge. (Photo by Harvey A. Duze)
200324-A-VU957-1004 Bethesda, Maryland Sailors assigned to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC), set up the Rapid Response Shelters. The purpose of this exercise is to test the readiness of the equipment and personnel setting these facilities up and manning them. This is not in response to any increase in patients or diagnoses; it is a preemptive measure to assess the ability to rapidly expand our facility in the event of a patient surge. (Photo by Harvey A. Duze)

Sailors assigned to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC), set up the Rapid Response Shelters. The purpose of this exercise is to test the readiness of the equipment and personnel setting these facilities up and manning them. This is not in response to any increase in patients or diagnoses; it is a preemptive measure to assess the ability to rapidly expand our facility in the event of a patient surge. (Photo by Harvey A. Duze)

200327-A-VU957-1026 Bethesda, Maryland  This photo illustration shows the configuration of the Rapid Response Shelters and the Incident Response Vehicle in front of the iconic tower at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center during a readiness exercise conducted by the hospital. This is not in response to any increase in patients or diagnoses; it is a preemptive measure to assess the ability to rapidly expand our facility in the event of a patient surge (Photo Illustration by Harvey A. Duze)
200327-A-VU957-1026 Bethesda, Maryland
This photo illustration shows the configuration of the Rapid Response Shelters and the Incident Response Vehicle in front of the iconic tower at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center during a readiness exercise conducted by the hospital. This is not in response to any increase in patients or diagnoses; it is a preemptive measure to assess the ability to rapidly expand our facility in the event of a patient surge (Photo Illustration by Harvey A. Duze)

200327-A-VU957-1025 Bethesda, Maryland
A Rapid Response Shelter sits by the iconic tower at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center during a readiness exercise conducted by the hospital. This is not in response to any increase in patients or diagnoses; it is a preemptive measure to assess the ability to rapidly expand our facility in the event of a patient surge (Photo by Harvey A. Duze)

200327-A-VU957-1024 Bethesda, Maryland
The Rapid Response Shelters and Incident Response Vehicle sit partially covered by the shadow cast by the iconic tower at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center during a readiness exercise conducted by the hospital. This is not in response to any increase in patients or diagnoses; it is a preemptive measure to assess the ability to rapidly expand our facility in the event of a patient surge (Photo by Harvey A. Duze)

200326-A-VU957-1021 Bethesda, Maryland
A patient dummy sits lays on a gurney while a team of medical experts assigned to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC), hold a field hospital simulation as part of a Rapid Response Shelter exercise. These sessions gave the medical staff a chance to provide feedback which will help formulate how these facilities can be utilized in the future. The deployment of these units is not in response to any increase in patients or diagnoses; it is a preemptive measure to assess the ability to rapidly expand our facility in the event of a patient surge. (Photo by Harvey A. Duze)

200326-A-VU957-1020 Bethesda, Maryland
A team of medical experts assigned to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC), hold a field hospital simulation as part of a Rapid Response Shelter exercise. These sessions gave the medical staff a chance to provide feedback which will help formulate how these facilities can be utilized in the future. The deployment of these units is not in response to any increase in patients or diagnoses; it is a preemptive measure to assess the ability to rapidly expand our facility in the event of a patient surge. (Photo by Harvey A. Duze)

200326-A-VU957-1019 Bethesda, Maryland
A team of medical experts assigned to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC), hold a field hospital simulation as part of a Rapid Response Shelter exercise. These sessions gave the medical staff a chance to provide feedback which will help formulate how these facilities can be utilized in the future. The deployment of these units is not in response to any increase in patients or diagnoses; it is a preemptive measure to assess the ability to rapidly expand our facility in the event of a patient surge. (Photo by Harvey A. Duze)

200326-A-VU957-1018 Bethesda, Maryland
A team of medical experts assigned to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC), hold a field hospital simulation as part of a Rapid Response Shelter exercise. These sessions gave the medical staff a chance to provide feedback which will help formulate how these facilities can be utilized in the future. The deployment of these units is not in response to any increase in patients or diagnoses; it is a preemptive measure to assess the ability to rapidly expand our facility in the event of a patient surge. (Photo by Harvey A. Duze)

200325-A-VU957-1016 Bethesda, Maryland
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC), Command Emergency Manager, Mr. Chris Gillette (center) gives a tour of the Rapid Response Shelter to WRNMMC Board of Directors during an exercise held at the hospital this week. The deployment of these units is not in response to any increase in patients or diagnoses; it is a preemptive measure to assess the ability to rapidly expand our facility in the event of a patient surge. (Photo by Harvey A. Duze)

200325-A-VU957-1013 Bethesda, Maryland
Interior of one of the Rapid Response Shelters set up as a demonstration of “proof-of-concept” during the Rapid Response Shelter deployment exercise conducted this week at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. This is not in response to any increase in patients or diagnoses; it is a preemptive measure to assess the ability to rapidly expand our facility in the event of a patient surge. (Photo by Harvey A. Duze)

200324-A-VU957-1012 Bethesda, Maryland
A field hospital or Rapid Response Shelter sits in front of the iconic tower at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) as part of proof of concept exercise. The purpose of this exercise is to test the readiness of the equipment and personnel setting these facilities up and manning them. This is not in response to any increase in patients or diagnoses; it is a preemptive measure to assess the ability to rapidly expand our facility in the event of a patient surge. (Photo by Harvey A. Duze)

200324-A-VU957-1011 Bethesda, Maryland
Sailors and Soldiers assigned to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC), set up the floor tiles to the Rapid Response Shelters. The purpose of this exercise is to test the readiness of the equipment and personnel setting these facilities up and manning them. This is not in response to any increase in patients or diagnoses; it is a preemptive measure to assess the ability to rapidly expand our facility in the event of a patient surge. (Photo by Harvey A. Duze)

200324-A-VU957-1010 Bethesda, Maryland
A Sailor assigned to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC), pulls a rope during the set up of the Rapid Response Shelters. The purpose of this exercise is to test the readiness of the equipment and personnel setting these facilities up and manning them. This is not in response to any increase in patients or diagnoses; it is a preemptive measure to assess the ability to rapidly expand our facility in the event of a patient surge. (Photo by Harvey A. Duze)

200324-A-VU957-1008 Bethesda, Maryland
Sailors assigned to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC), set up the Rapid Response Shelters. The purpose of this exercise is to test the readiness of the equipment and personnel setting these facilities up and manning them. This is not in response to any increase in patients or diagnoses; it is a preemptive measure to assess the ability to rapidly expand our facility in the event of a patient surge. (Photo by Harvey A. Duze)

200324-A-VU957-1006 Bethesda, Maryland
Sailors and Soldiers assigned to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC), set up the Rapid Response Shelters in front of the iconic tower at WRNMMC. The purpose of this exercise is to test the readiness of the equipment and personnel setting these facilities up and manning them. This is not in response to any increase in patients or diagnoses; it is a preemptive measure to assess the ability to rapidly expand our facility in the event of a patient surge. (Photo by Harvey A. Duze)

200324-A-VU957-1005 Bethesda, Maryland
Sailors and Soldiers assigned to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC), set up the Rapid Response Shelters in front of the iconic tower at WRNMMC. The purpose of this exercise is to test the readiness of the equipment and personnel setting these facilities up and manning them. This is not in response to any increase in patients or diagnoses; it is a preemptive measure to assess the ability to rapidly expand our facility in the event of a patient surge. (Photo by Harvey A. Duze)

200324-A-VU957-1004 Bethesda, Maryland
Sailors assigned to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC), set up the Rapid Response Shelters. The purpose of this exercise is to test the readiness of the equipment and personnel setting these facilities up and manning them. This is not in response to any increase in patients or diagnoses; it is a preemptive measure to assess the ability to rapidly expand our facility in the event of a patient surge. (Photo by Harvey A. Duze)

200324-A-VU957-1003 Bethesda, Maryland
Sailors assigned to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC), set up the Rapid Response Shelters. The purpose of this exercise is to test the readiness of the equipment and personnel setting these facilities up and manning them. This is not in response to any increase in patients or diagnoses; it is a preemptive measure to assess the ability to rapidly expand our facility in the event of a patient surge. (Photo by Harvey A. Duze)

200324-A-VU957-1002 Bethesda, Maryland
The Incident Command Vehicle sits in front of the iconic tower at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC), during the Rapid Response Shelter Deployment Exercise on 24 March 2020. This is not in response to any increase in patients or diagnoses; it is a preemptive measure to assess the ability to rapidly expand our facility in the event of a patient surge. (Photo by Harvey A. Duze)

200324-A-VU957-1001 Bethesda, Maryland
On March 24, 2020, Sailors and Soldiers assigned to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC), set up the Rapid Response Shelters in front of the iconic tower at WRNMMC. The purpose of this exercise is to test the readiness of the equipment and personnel setting these facilities up and manning them. This is not in response to any increase in patients or diagnoses; it is a preemptive measure to assess the ability to rapidly expand our facility in the event of a patient surge. (Photo by Harvey A. Duze)

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