BG Thomas Tickner Visits USACE Alaska District's Alternate Care Facility
Brig. Gen. Thomas Tickner, commanding general of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Pacific Ocean Division, meets with contractors that worked on the alternate care facility at the Alaska Airlines Center on April 21 in Anchorage. After receiving a mission assignment from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Corps' Alaska 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 partners to lower the risk and keep Alaskans safe during the coronavirus health crisis.