b'The Defense Department has been taken positive actionto protect people, safeguard critical national security missionsand capabilities and support the whole-of-government approach to confronting the spread of the coronavirus, or COVID-19.We are committed to upholding the complete trust and confidence of Americans and our community engagement is the key to those connections. However, due to the uncertainty regarding COVID-19 and to protect our service members, their families and the communities that support us, the 2020 Power in the Pines Open House and Air Show has been canceled.www.jbmdl.jb.mil/2020-Power-in-the-Pines/Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), How It Spreadswww.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/how-covid-spreads.htmlCOVID-19 is thought to spread mainly throughSpread from contact withclose contact from person-to-person in respiratorycontaminated surfaces or objectsdroplets from someone who is infected. PeopleIt may be possible that a person can get who are infected often have symptoms of illness.COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that Some people without symptoms may be able tohas the virus on it and then touching their own spread virus. mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes. This is not COVID-19 is a new disease and we are stillthought to be the main way the virus spreads, learning about how it spreads and the severitybut we are still learning more about this virus.of illness it causes. Wash your hands often with soap and water.Person-to-person spread If soap and water are not available, use analcohol-based hand rub. Also, routinely cleanThe virus is thought to spread mainly from frequently touched surfaces. person-to-person. Between people who are in How easily the virus spreads close contact with one another (within about How easily a virus spreads from person-to-person6 feet). can vary. Some viruses are highly contagious,Through respiratory droplets produced whenlike measles, while other viruses do not spread an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks. as easily. Another factor is whether the spread These droplets can land in the mouths or is sustained, which means it goes from noses of people who are nearby or possibly person-to-person without stopping. be inhaled into the lungs. The virus that causes COVID-19 is spreading Some recent studies have suggested that very easily and sustainably between people.COVID-19 may be spread by people who arenot showing symptoms. Information from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemicMaintaining good social distance (about 6 feet) suggest that this virus is spreading more efficientlyis very important in preventing the spread ofthan influenza, but not as efficiently as measles,COVID-19. which is highly contagious.Even though the Power of The Pines Air Show was canceled, Americas Publisher thanks all the people who helped with their hard work, planning and support that went into the planning of the event.Thank You For Your Service Military Appreciation Resource Magizine 1'