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  • For Guard's 102nd IW, mission readiness must be maintained

    OTIS AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Mass. – Whether it’s a global pandemic, an earthquake, a hurricane or other emergency, organizations must train and prepare for every contingency.The 102nd Intelligence Wing is no exception. As both an Air Force and Air National Guard unit, and an integral part of the Massachusetts National Guard, the 102nd is playing
  • Alaska National Guard responds to COVID-19 threat

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – The Alaska National Guard Joint Task Force-Logistics team is supporting three missions for the State Emergency Operations Center during the COVID-19 pandemic.The team is in charge of sourcing and disseminating equipment and people internally to support entities within the Alaska National Guard, and
  • Oklahoma National Guard supporting local food banks

    OKLAHOMA CITY - Gov. Kevin Stitt has activated 25 more members of the Oklahoma Air National Guard from the 137th Special Operations Wing to help the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma keep up with the impact of COVID-19. The pandemic and falling oil prices have increased demand for food assistance by as much as 60 percent at the food bank, which serves
  • Massachusetts National Guard supports law enforcement

    HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. – The coronavirus pandemic is putting pressure on everything from hospitals to grocery stores, as well as first responders who continue working in to keep the public safe.While countless police departments across the country are feeling the impact of the coronavirus, some are particularly hard-hit. The 2,800-member
  • 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 colleges,” said Sgt. First Class Joel Burkhart,
  • WV Guard builds forecasting tools for COVID-19 response

    The West Virginia National Guard (WVNG) and West Virginia University (WVU) have joined forces as Task Force Petersen to develop key data systems to track critical medical supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic.Task Force Petersen, named after the supply sergeant in the John Wayne movie “The Green Berets” and aligning with the WVNG’s Special Forces
  • National Guard helps feed Kansas in hard times

    TOPEKA, Kan. – Soldiers and Airmen of the Kansas National Guard are bringing food to families across the state during the COVID-19 pandemic.Members of the Kansas National Guard started assisting Harvesters, a regional food bank serving communities in Kansas and Missouri, at their Kansas City and Topeka locations in April.The food bank collects food
  • Joint Operations Center coordinates NJ COVID-19 response

    LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. – The Joint Operations Center, known as the JOC, is the focal point for coordinating missions for nearly 700 members of the New Jersey National Guard operating across the state.The JOC provides leaders in the state with a constant flow of information and updates they use to make decisions.New Jersey Guard Soldiers and Airmen are
  • New York Air Guard protects the force to protect the nation

    ROME, N.Y. – While hundreds of their fellow New York Air National Guard members have deployed to the New York City metro area to support COVID-19 operations, Airmen at the 224th Air Defense Group in Rome remained in place and did what they always do: defend the eastern U.S. airspace, 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week, without interruption.The 224th
  • Washington Air National Guard keeps 'food stream' flowing

    SEATTLE – As a Washington Air National Guard member finishes building a cardboard box, an assembly line of other Airmen fill it with non-perishable food. The work is straightforward but essential to the COVID-19 statewide emergency response.Nearly 50 Airmen from the 141st Air Refueling Wing, 194th Wing and Western Air Defense Sector started the
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