Laredoan supporting U.S. Navy Hospital Corps against COVID-19

Petty Officer 2nd Class Valerie Reveles, a native of Laredo, Texas, is playing a critical role in supporting the U.S. Navy Hospital Corps in the ongoing fight against a worldwide pandemic.

“The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic brought an invisible enemy to our shores and changed the way we operate as a Navy,” said Adm. Mike Gilday, Chief of Naval Operations. "The fight against this virus is a tough one, but our sailors are tougher. We must harden our Navy by continuing to focus on the health and safety of our forces and our families. The health and safety of our sailors and their families is, and must continue to be, our number one priority.”

Reveles is a hospital corpsman assigned to the Manpower and Personnel Management Division at the Medical Education and Training Campus (METC), a state-of-the-art DoD healthcare education campus that trains military medics, corpsmen and technicians to protect sailors and their families by learning the latest in health care and training.