BG Thomas Tickner Visits USACE Alaska District's Alternate Care Facility
Matt Johnson, program manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Alaska District, facilitates an assessment of the newly constructed alternate care facility by Randy Bowker (back left), deputy for program management at the district; Brig. Gen. Thomas Tickner (center), commanding general of the Corps' Pacific Ocean Division; and Col. David Hibner (right), acting district commander, on April 21 at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage. After receiving a mission assignment from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the district assisted the state by converting a portion of the arena into an alternate care site capable of treating up to 51 patients. The project was completed and turned over to state medical officials on April 17. Tickner praised the collaborative efforts of federal, state and local authorities to lower the risk and keep Alaskans safe during the coronavirus health crisis.