Natchitoches native on front lines of U.S. military fight against COVID-19

Cmdr. Betty Sowell Wilson, a native of Natchitoches, Louisiana
Cmdr. Betty Sowell Wilson, a native of Natchitoches, Louisiana(MC3 Griffin Kersting | Source: Rick Burke, Navy Office of Community Outreach)
Published: Mar. 17, 2021 at 4:27 PM CDT
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The following was released to us courtesy of the Navy Office of Community Outreach:

JACKSONVILLE, Miss. - Cmdr. Betty Sowell Wilson, a native of Natchitoches, is playing a critical role in the U.S. Navy’s efforts to maintain a healthy and ready fighting force in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.

As a member of the Nurse Corps serving with the Navy Wounded Warrior Program in San Antonio, Wilson is one of the 139 service members assigned to Task Force Southeast - Jacksonville, the primary Department of Defense support organization for the Federal Emergency Management Agency response to COVID-19.

“I serve as the Officer-in-Charge of the Navy team of 139 medical and non-medical sailors,” said Wilson. “The team administers the COVID-19 vaccine to all members of the Jacksonville, Florida community, as well as provides necessary observation care and supports this community vaccination effort.”

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