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  • Luke, Arizona ANG salute Phoenix

    Luke Air Force Base and the Arizona’s Air National Guard honored Arizona front line responders with a 15-aircraft flyover today, May 1, 2020.
  • Polish medical team, Illinois Guard side-by-side in COVID-19 response

    ARLINGTON, Va. – A nine-person Polish military medical team is assisting Illinois National Guard members with COVID-19 response efforts, sharing insight gained from dealing with the outbreak in Europe.“We are deeply moved by the incredible act of support from our friends in Poland who are joining us here in Chicago,” Air Force Brig. Gen. Richard
  • Polish medical team shares COVID-19 lessons learned with Guard

    ARLINGTON, Va. – “We are deeply moved by the incredible act of kindness and support from our friends from Poland who are joining us here in Chicago to share their experience and expertise in fighting [COVID-19] and offering to lend a hand in some of the local hospitals,” Air Force Brig. Gen. Richard Neely, the Illinois adjutant general, said April
  • Chaplains reach out to Cal Guard members fighting COVID-19

    MARCH AIR RESERVE BASE, Calif. – Members of the chaplain corps from the 163d Attack Wing and the 195th Wing are visiting seven facilities across the Inland Empire to support members of the California Army and Air National Guard during the COVID-19 pandemic.Master Sgt. Rene Martin of the 195th Wing and Maj. Edward Ganigan, a chaplain with the 163d
  • Wisconsin Guard conducting mobile testing around state

    MADISON, Wis. – Eleven specimen collection teams from the Wisconsin National Guard are operating across Wisconsin to increase the state’s COVID-19 testing capacity. More than 300 Soldiers and Airmen established mobile testing sites at locations ranging from correctional facilities and health clinics to private businesses and community-based testing
  • Virginia National Guard helping fight COVID-19

    RICHMOND, Va. – More than 530 members of the Virginia National Guard are supporting COVID-19 response efforts, including testing for the coronavirus, demonstrating how to use personal protective equipment (PPE) and distributing food and medical supplies.VNG Soldiers, Airmen and members of the Virginia Defense Force are supporting planning teams and
  • Cal Guard assisting skilled nursing facilities in LA County

    LONG BEACH, Calif. – California National Guard regional medical support teams are assisting skilled nursing facilities at 10 sites in Los Angeles County.“We’re augmenting staff at those sites, and our teams are working under the authority of the administrators for each site,” said U.S. Army Maj. Christopher Scott, Joint Task Force 224 Medical
  • KC-135 boom operator supports Washington food banks

    ISSAQUAH, Wash. – Staff Sgt. David Stefaniak is one of over 200 Washington Air National Guard members who have stepped up to volunteer to help shore up food banks across the state during 2019 coronavirus pandemic.“The massive economic impact caused by COVID-19 means that food bank services are critically needed, now more than ever,” said Col.
  • Dogs ease stress for COVID-19 response troops in New York

    New York National Guard Soldiers, Airmen and active duty and civilian medical providers on duty fighting COVID-19 in New York are getting the benefit of a wagging tail and licks to lift their spirits.The troops are returning the favor with belly rubs.The dogs are courtesy of Puppies Behind Bars, a New York City nonprofit that pairs inmates in
  • New York Air National Guard supports America Strong flyover

    ROME, N.Y. – The New York Air National Guard at the Eastern Air Defense Sector played a key role in the April 28 America Strong flyover honoring health care personnel and essential workers in the New York City area.Composed of six Air Force F-16C/D Fighting Falcons and six Navy F/A-18C/D Hornets, the flyover lasted about 40 minutes. Pilots from the

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