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  • 177th Fighter Wing off NJ COVID-19 response mission

    On July 23, 2020, the 177th Fighter Wing commander briefed members of his leadership team that all Jersey Devils were off of the NJ COVID-19 Response mission. The over four-month long odyssey of support for the state ran the gamut from helping to set-up and run community-based, mobile COVID-19 testing sites, to helping NJ Joint Task Force 57 with creating additional medical capacity by setting up Federal Medical Stations in conjunction with numerous organizations, including the FEMA, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Department of Health, the Office of Emergency Management, and the New Jersey National Guard.
  • 34th CERFP provides critical testing support to Commonwealth’s COVID-19 response

    Nearly 200 Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen are concluding more than three months of continuous sample collection and other missions in support of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s COVID-19 response efforts. The Soldiers and Airman are assigned to the Richmond-based 34th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and High-Yield Explosives Enhanced Response Force Package, which was activated after the Governor of Virginia’s emergency declaration earlier in 2020.
  • Colorado Air Guard fabrication specialists craft masks during COVID-19

    Personal protective equipment has been in high demand since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.Members of the 140th Maintenance Group, 140th Wing, Colorado Air National Guard, at Buckley Air Force Base, Aurora, Colorado, used their military knowledge and skills to fabricate a solution.Shortly after the pandemic began, three members of the
  • Public Health needed now more than ever

    During the COVID-19 global pandemic, our nation has turned to the CDC for guidance, and in the Air National Guard, we are relying on our public health service members now more than ever. The introduction of the coronavirus has placed a new spotlight on the importance of public health.
  • Emergency Management Team Critical to Fighting COVID-19

    Emergency responses are anything but routine. However, with the prevention, preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation actions, the Emergency Management office is the guiding light for the Emergency Operations Center in crisis response procedures at the 104th Fighter Wing. “Our focus is on readiness and providing emergency services during
  • NY National Guard doubles force responding to COVID-19

    LATHAM, N.Y. – The New York National Guard has doubled the number of members helping to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in the state to more than 2,200 troops on duty.From Niagara Falls to Long Island, Soldiers and Airmen are providing logistical and administrative support to state and local government to contain the spread of the coronavirus and
  • Ohio National Guard helping food banks across state

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – Hundreds of members of the Ohio National Guard are helping 12 food banks across the state distribute food during the COVID-19 pandemic.Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine authorized the activation of approximately 400 Ohio National Guard personnel March 18. Guard members were placed on state active duty, along with some members of the Ohio
  • Dual-status commanders appointed in 8 states for COVID-19 response

    ARLINGTON, Va. – Dual-status commanders have been appointed in eight states, with 10 more awaiting approval, as the National Guard continues to support COVID-19 response efforts throughout the country.The states where dual-status commanders have been appointed are California, Colorado, Massachusetts, Maryland, New York, Oklahoma, South Carolina and
  • OneSource, family and spouse programs still available

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The Department of Defense is closely monitoring the impact of the coronavirus on service members, their families and survivors. Resources offered through Military OneSource, the Military and Family Life Counseling program, and the Spouse Education and Career Opportunities program continue to serve the military community.“We are
  • Guard helps medical professionals combat COVID-19

    ARLINGTON, Va. – From staffing informational phone banks to administering tests for COVID-19, many of the more than 9,000 National Guard members on duty in response to COVID-19 are assisting state and local medical professionals."Medical providers are essential to the hospitals where they work," said Air Force Col. Martin Bain, air surgeon with the
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