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  • Michigan National Guard member deployed nearly a decade

    RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany – For decades, the military service of National Guard and Reserve members was characterized by the slogan, "One weekend a month, two weeks a year."While the minimum service requirement remains 12 drill weekends and a 10- to 14-day training period annually, this is not

  • Michigan National Guard vaccinates northern Michiganders

    LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan National Guard’s Task Force North is vaccinating more than 7,500 Michigan residents a week. Two vaccination sites in Grayling and Gaylord in northern Michigan ran March 13-14.Task Force North - 12 COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Teams (CVTT) with one medic and two

  • MING helps give school employees hope with vaccinations

    NILES, Mich. – The Michigan National Guard helped facilitate second-dose COVID-19 vaccinations of school employees March 12."We have seven school districts participating in today's event," said Tracy Hertsel, director of student support services and COVID director for Niles Community Schools. "This

  • Michigan National Guard think tank boosts Latvian partnership

    LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan National Guard opened the Kelly Johnson Joint All-Domain Innovation Center at Selfridge Air National Guard Base near Detroit in September to help military planners find innovative solutions to diverse and complex problems affecting the warfighter.Since January, a

  • Michigan National Guard helps food banks meet increased need

    LANSING, Mich. – Michigan National Guard (MING) Soldiers and Airmen, working alongside food bank workers and volunteers across the state, have helped distribute more than 34 million pounds of food to those in need.The Soldiers and Airmen are part of the state's COVID-19 Joint Task Force (JTF) 172.

  • Michigan vaccination teams bring hope to local communities

    LANSING, Mich. – Soldiers and Airmen with Michigan’s Army and Air National Guard continue partnering with health departments at vaccination clinics around the state to help battle COVID-19.One clinic was held in Battle Creek.“Today, we are doing primarily our second dose for COVID-19 mass

  • Michigan National Guard helps local food bank feed kids

    LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan National Guard has been a force multiplier for good in Michigan communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, the Guard is working with the Greater Lansing Food Bank, building thousands of food bags and distributing them to children.“It’s really gratifying being able

  • Michigan Guard, Latvia reaffirm relationship during pandemic

    LANSING, Mich. – The Latvian National Armed Forces and the Michigan National Guard have developed a relationship stretching back nearly three decades through the National Guard Bureau's State Partnership Program. One of the great traditions of this cooperation is the celebration of Latvia's national

  • Michigan National Guard goes all-in on all-domain training

    LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan National Guard unveiled the National All-Domain Warfighting Center (NADWC) at Camp Grayling in July and the Kelly Johnson Joint All-Domain Innovation Center (KJJADIC) at Selfridge Air National Guard Base (SANGB) in September, signaling a major shift in how it trains –

  • Michigan National Guard helps get food to those in need

    The Michigan National Guard is helping a charitable food distribution network complete its mission despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.Michigan Citizen-Soldiers and Citizen-Airmen spent part of August working at the Forgotten Harvest food bank in Royal Oak, helping sort, process and ship