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The U.S. military has been called to help Texas combat COVID-19 twice. Here’s where

When Texas is stretched thin with its COVID-19 response, Gov. Greg Abbott can ask the federal military for help. The governor has made that call twice.

Erica Proffer, Jose Sanchez

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When Texas is stretched thin with its COVID-19 response, Gov. Greg Abbott can ask the federal military to step in.

He first made that call in July to help doctors and nurses in the Rio Grande Valley, and again this month for servicemen and women to go to El Paso.

As cases start to spike again across the state, we take a closer look.