FORT BRAGG, N.C. (WNCN) — Right now all Fort Bragg troops returning home from countries deemed a high risk for COVID-19, including Kuwait and Afghanistan, go immediately into a 14-day quarantine.
Fort Bragg has barracks and tents set aside for the soldiers who need them.
The USO of North Carolina helps supply the quarantine compounds with snacks and hygiene items.
Brian Knight with the USO dropped off a truckload of items on Friday to 82nd Airborne Division paratroopers who just returned home from Afghanistan.
“Nobody wants to come back from a nine-month deployment and go right into two weeks of quarantine, but they get it, they understand,” Knight said. “The struggle would be there, it would be a shock, but I think in these times they understand, they get it.”
Knight drops off supplies every couple of days to the troops in quarantine.
“Anytime you get a chance to support service members and their families, it’s a great day.”
The soldiers are provided with gym equipment and entertainment consoles to help keep them busy during their quarantine.
“We stop by and drop supplies like this to continue to support them, keep their morale up, so we are doing what we can,” Knight said.
More headlines from CBS17.com:
- Betty White says she’s doing perfectly fine despite the coronavirus pandemic
- 2 WWII veterans who are lifelong friends celebrate 96th and 97th birthdays together
- Valor, 2-year-old NC horse born on Memorial Day, dies following snake bite infection
- Loggerhead sea turtle ran over by vehicle while laying eggs at Cape Hatteras National Seashore beach
- 13-year-old student graduates from community college, earns 4 associate’s degrees
For more stories like this that matter to you, click here to download the CBS 17 News app for free.
Watch live newscasts, get breaking news and sign up for push alerts – download now