SAN JUAN – Over 700 military, state, and county employee volunteers gave their time to serve the community during the 21st Annual Operation Lone Star in the Rio Grande Valley held July 22-26, 2019.
OLS is a full-scale emergency exercise uniting federal, state and local health and human service agencies. It is one of the largest public health exercises in the country, serving as a dispensing site and disaster recovery training while serving thousands of Texas residents in real-life, real-time crisis scenarios.
“Operation Lone Star would not be possible without hundreds of dedicated volunteers who give up their time to come serve the community,” said PSJA Health Services Director Sulema Solis who served as Incident Commander for the PSJA Early College High School site. “I would also like to commend our PSJA employees including our Custodians, Security Guards, Parent Educators and my Incident Command Staff for their work.”
Medical services provided each year during Operation Lone Star include immunizations for all ages; blood pressure checks; diabetes screenings; hearing and vision exams; sports physicals; dental services; vision exams and mobile lab to make prescription glasses.