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  • Michigan National Guard helps test food workers for COVID-19

    HOLLAND, Mich. – Protecting all Michigan residents, including seasonal food workers, is a tall order. The Michigan National Guard is helping. At the beginning of August, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services put out an emergency order requiring all agricultural and food processing

  • 174th MXG hot-pit maintenance key to Northern Strike 20

    ALPENA, Mich. – A significant portion of Northern Strike’s joint fires readiness training depends on airpower and the close air support it provides. These capabilities are present, thanks in large part to a unique team of maintainers from the New York Air National Guard’s 174th Maintenance Group,

  • 164th Security Forces Squadron trains at Northern Strike 20

    ROGERS CITY, Mich. – Northern Strike’s purpose is to help prepare warfighters from across all service branches by perfecting joint fire proficiency in a premier all-domain training environment. To hone their skills, the participants need a skilled and realistic “enemy” to fight, which is where the

  • Michigan National Guard provides COVID-19 testing in Flint

    FLINT, Mich. – The Michigan National Guard provided free, drive-thru COVID-19 testing for Flint and Genesee County residents July 9-10.To help slow the spread of the virus, the 182nd Task Force deployed 27 members of the Air National Guard to the Shiloh Missionary Church in partnership with the

  • Michigan National Guard tests at long-term care facilities

    LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan National Guard visited three long-term care facilities May 28 to assist with continued COVID-19 testing in Berrien County.This initiative is part of the Michigan National Guard’s collaboration with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the State

  • Joint innovation a hallmark of Michigan Guard's response

    LANSING, Mich. – Nearly sixty days after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer activated the Michigan National Guard for COVID-19 humanitarian support, U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Bryan Teff, assistant adjutant general – air and commander of the Michigan Air National Guard, is reflecting on the challenges and

  • Guard's COVID-19 response is largest since Hurricane Katrina

    ARLINGTON, Va. - Almost 47,000 Soldiers and Airmen from the National Guard are activated to help fight COVID-19 in the Guard’s largest domestic response effort since Hurricane Katrina in 2005. More than 51,000 Guard members responded to Katrina. While Katrina response efforts were in a concentrated

  • Michigan Guard finding new ways to recruit in COVID-19 era

    LANSING, Mich. – Michigan Army and Air National Guard recruiting professionals are faced with a new and unique challenge – recruiting during the COVID-19 pandemic. They are using innovation to come up with new ways to meet the mission.“We are typically seen in the public such as schools and

  • Michigan National Guard supports COVID detection effort

    LANSING, Mich. – While almost 750 Michigan National Guard Soldiers and Airmen continue to distribute food, manage supplies and support alternate care facilities to fight COVID-19, two specially trained Guard members are assisting the state's Bureau of Laboratories.In a typical flu season, the lab

  • Innovation is key to Michigan Guard member's COVID-19 response

    LANSING, Mich. – "All I've ever known my whole life is health care," says Air Force Capt. Brynt Ellis. "My dad was sick the entire time I was growing up – he had three kidney transplants before he died at the age of 46."There's a lull on the floor of Michigan's State Emergency Operations Center