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, highlights features of a patient pod to Brig. Gen. Thomas Tickner (center), commanding general of the Corps' Pacific Ocean Division, and Col. David Hibner, acting commander of the Alaska District, during a tour of the newly constructed 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 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.