AUGUSTA, Ga. - Although service members and their families live behind gates and walls on base, they are not exempt from the same things civilians deal with.

That includes COVID-19 and the trickle down effects the pandemic has caused.

U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Jeremy Trapier is a combat medic, with almost two decades in the medical field.  

“Kind of knocked everybody heels and everyone had to regroup and dig deep," Trapier said.

But he quickly regrouped to make sure Fort Gordon was ready to care for those who serve and their family members. 

Trapier said, “I was involved in a lot of the planning and execution of standing up some of the clinics that we’ve got here. "

As well as the vaccine clinic at Eisenhower Army Medical Center.

“You not only answer the call to do what’s needed when it’s needed but you live the Army values," Trapier said.