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  • Kentucky Guard ramps up COVID vaccinations for troops

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Kentucky National Guard commenced Operation Fortified Guardian this month, vaccinating hundreds of Army and Air National Guard members with the COVID-19 vaccine.More than 600 vaccines were administered to Army and Air Guardsmen the weekend of Oct. 15-17. As of Oct. 18, approximately 70 percent of the force had received their
  • Myths and facts about the vax — debunking common COVID-19 vaccine myths

    The COVID-19 vaccine has been mandated across the Department of Defense and despite its demonstrated effectiveness and safety, a host of myths have left some Airmen and Guardians hesitant to receive it. While social media posts and some news outlets may make it harder to keep up with what is fact or fiction, the science is clear … approved COVID-19
  • Vermont National Guard supports medical warehouse

    COLCHESTER, Vt.  – Soldiers and Airmen of the Vermont National Guard are helping distribute COVID-19 vaccines and personal protective equipment from Vermont's Medical Countermeasures Warehouse to people throughout the state."Since there has been an uptick in COVID cases, we have been busy preparing and sending out vaccinations from this particular
  • Kentucky Air Guard helps fight COVID at Louisville hospitals

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – More than 40 members of the Kentucky Air National Guard reported to Baptist Hospital East Sept. 14 to provide logistical support for medical staff fighting a rising tide of critically ill COVID patients.They're among 310 Kentucky Army and Air National Guardsmen who were activated this week by Gov. Andy Beshear to provide
  • Oregon Guard Airmen support Oregon hospitals

    KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The Oregon National Guard activated 50 Airmen from the 173rd Fighter Wing Sept. 1 to support hospitals in the Springfield–Eugene area, with more on standby if additional hospitals request assistance through the Oregon Office of Emergency Management.“Oregon hospitals are at maximum capacity, and our communities have asked for
  • Tennessee National Guard increases COVID hospital support

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee National Guard expanded its support to six more Tennessee hospitals fighting the COVID-19 pandemic this week. Guard members are now assisting 13 medical facilities across the state.At the request of the Tennessee Department of Health and the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency, nearly 55 additional Soldiers and
  • Georgia National Guard to help health care workers

    MARIETTA, Ga. – Approximately 100 Georgia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen will assist health care workers at hospitals across the state who are dealing with an increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.Service members will help at the following hospitals: Southeast Georgia Health System in Brunswick, Northeast Georgia Medical Center in
  • Tennessee National Guard boosts COVID support to hospitals

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee National Guard increased its support to area hospitals across Tennessee over the weekend as they continue to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. On Aug. 22, at the request of the Tennessee Department of Health, an additional 72 Soldiers and Airmen from the Tennessee National Guard begun supporting hospital staff with
  • Virginia National Guard ends COVID response mission

    RICHMOND, Va. – The Virginia National Guard ended its COVID-19 response July 31 after more than 460 days of assisting with vaccinations, testing and administrative, logistics and planning support across the state."I couldn't be more proud of the tremendous effort from our Soldiers, Airmen, members of the VDF and state and federal civilian workforce
  • VTNG supports COVID response from strategic stockpile

    COLCHESTER, Vt. – Termination of Vermont's COVID-19 state of emergency has led to a shift in priorities for Soldiers and Airmen supporting the state's Strategic National Stockpile.Distribution of personal protective equipment for emergency medical situations remains a priority for about half of the Guard members posted to Vermont's SNS.Another
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