BATTLE CREEK, Mich. –
New Jersey’s Union County is using surplus military tents from Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services to aid local COVID-19 testing.
The tents, which were declared excess at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, are being used at a drive-thru test center serving Union County residents.
DLA property disposal specialists made information and photos of the versatile field tents, originally valued at about $10,000 each, available to qualified reuse customers. The lot of 20 tents was distributed to an Army unit at Fort Hood, Texas; Federal Firefighter Program participants; and Law Enforcement Support Office recipients like the Union County Police Department, said Property Disposal Specialist Cindy Anderson.
Excess military tents have also been used for COVID-19 testing throughout the pandemic by customers in Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire, South Dakota, South Carolina and Indiana.