Wing app puts critical virus info in your hands
By Michael Dukes, 315th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
/ Published March 04, 2020
JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. --
As part of the Department of Defense’s coordinated effort to be best prepared for any potential impacts from the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the 315th Airlift Wing at Joint Base Charleston has added a Corona Virus Information button to its mobile app.
As of March 3, the CDC reported 60 total COVID 19 cases in the United States and six deaths. At that time, 12 states reported cases, but the numbers are changing daily.
For the past six weeks, defense leaders have been meeting to plan for any possible scenario with the virus that first surfaced in China. "We've issued a variety of [memoranda] and directives advising the force on how to deal with coronavirus," Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper said in an article from DoD News earlier this week.
“Access to timely and accurate information is key in situations like this,” said Lt. Col. Wayne Capps, 315 AW Public Affairs chief. The 315 AW app is part of the wing’s information tool kit.
The new virus button on the app contains information about the DoD response, a situation summary from the CDC, an up-to-date situation report from the World Health Organization, a common myths and facts section and a current map of affected areas around the world.
Users of our app can access this information by clicking the Coronavirus Info button on the lower left of the app’s home screen.
One of the 315 AW app’s most powerful tools remains its push alert messaging system; this allows the wing commander to quickly get urgent information directly into the hands of our wing members.
“If you don’t already have our app, I urge you to get it right away,” said Col. Adam Willis, 315 AW commander. “It allows you to stay informed on this situation no matter where you are in the world.”
The 315 AW mobile app is compatible with most mobile devices and can be found in your app store by searching “315th Airlift Wing.”
The 315 AW emergency management section is also tracking the situation and continues to update wing members.