Coronavirus: Dyess AFB Restricts Travel for Personnel and Families


ABILENE, TX – Dyess Air Force Base has issued new restrictions for personnel and their families for the next 60 days because of the Coronavirus.

The decision comes after the Department of Defense issued a “Stop Movement” for all domestic travel. The restriction prohibits personnel and families from traveling more than 100 miles from the base as all leave outside the "local area" is canceled. Personnel and their families are also advised not to attend large events or social gatherings.

According to KTXS, the preventive measures applies to Permanent Change of Station (PCS) and Temporary Duty personnel.

In the statement, the DOD clarified that travel exceptions may be granted in writing to when the travel is: (1) determined to be mission-essential; (2) necessary for humanitarian reasons; or (3) warranted due to extreme hardship.

“We know this impacts you and your families, but your safety and wellness are our top priority," said General David Goldfein. "We can’t stress enough how important you are to our team. COVID-19 is serious. It’s highly communicable and has already affected many countries. A disciplined sense of urgency is essential.”

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