NIWC Pacific Microbiologist Answers the Call for the Army’s COVID-19 Response
200728-N-N1809-003 San Antonio, Texas (July 28, 2020) The Army Surgeon General, Lt. Gen. R. Scott Dingle (left), awards Dr. Y. Meriah Arias-Thode a challenge coin for her work in aiding the Army’s COVID-19 response. Arias-Thode, an environmental microbiologist at Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Pacific, was called out of retirement to join the coronavirus testing effort at Fort Sam Houston, where she worked in a laboratory to validate various test media for four months. Courtesy asset acquired from a tweet by Lt. Gen. Dingle.