Our military communities sacrifice so much in “ordinary” times, but COVID-19 has brought new anxiety and uncertainty to their unique situations. For nearly 140 years, the American Red Cross has been there for active and retired service members and their families at every stage of service. During the pandemic, we have adapted our work to these trying times.
This Red Cross program goes by the name of Service to the Armed Forces (SAF) and takes many different forms in communities and on military installations across the US and on bases all over the world.
Katherine Jones, Asia-Pacific Division Manager for the American Red Cross Service to Armed Forces Program, supports military men and women at Yokota Air Base outside of Tokyo, Japan. In this short podcast discussion, she discusses the many different ways she supports service members overseas 24/7, 365 days a year. She also talks a her unique history with the Red Cross and her commitment to service.
Producer & Host: Michael de Vulpillieres