Spouse of U.S. Solider at Fort Eustis Dies of COVID-19 Complications

A spouse of a U.S. Soldier, assigned to Fort Eustis, died from presumptive complications related to coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at a hospital in Newport News.

“It is my deepest regret to inform you that a JBLE Army family member died from presumptive complications related to COVID-19 at a hospital in Newport News”, said a statement released by Col. Clint Ross, the commander of 633d Air Base Wing at Joint Base Langley-Eustis (JBLE), Virginia.

The spouse of the deceased was also previously tested positive for COVID-19, and remains in isolation while continuing to receive medical care.

“Out of respect, the name of the deceased is being withheld to allow the family the proper time to grieve”, the statement said.

“Our hearts are heavy, I extend my deepest condolences to the friends and family of our lost teammate. My thoughts also remain with those who continue to fight this invisible enemy. I ask you to support each other during this difficult time, while we continue to work together to mitigate the impacts across the installation.”

“As we stand together to combat COVID-19, I urge you to take this viral threat seriously. Your health and safety are my highest priority.”

“My leadership team and our mission partners are working tirelessly to ensure the health and well-being of our community is at the forefront of all of our decisions. It is important we all work together to flatten the curve.”

F-22 Raptor over Fort Eustis
Two U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor fighter jets fly over Joint Base Langley-Eustis’ (JBLE) Felker Army Airfield at Fort Eustis, Virginia, June 12, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Natasha Stannard)

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