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  • 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 tests 1,000 flu specimens, said Dr. Diana Riner, a
  • 172nd Airlift Wing brings 90 Americans home

    JACKSON, Miss. – U.S. citizens stranded in Panama and Colombia during the COVID-19 pandemic got the ride of their lives when a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 172nd Airlift Wing brought them home.Ninety U.S. citizens were transported by the Mississippi Air National Guard to Duke Field, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, April 1 and
  • 188th Wing Nurse serves on the front line to battle COVID-19

    As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases accelerates in the United States, nurses are being called to the front lines of health care response fighting not only for the lives of their patients but also for the lives of their families and themselves.
  • Polish military medical team joins Illinois' virus response

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois – Nine members of the Polish military’s Medical Corps are in Chicago for 10 days to support the state’s response to COVID-19.The Polish doctors, nurses and emergency medical technicians recently treated COVID-19 patients in Italy and Poland. They are visiting Illinois as part of the Illinois National Guard’s State Partnership
  • Washington National Guard assisting food banks across state

    CAMP MURRAY, Wash. – With businesses and restaurants shuttered, the need for food assistance continues to rise. At the same time, those who often volunteer at area food banks are advised to stay home.This has created a critical gap that members of the Washington National Guard are helping to fill. Hundreds of members of the Guard are deployed
  • Guardsman supports COVID-19 response at her university

    A campus typically busy with students and staff in late April sits mostly dormant as the COVID-19 pandemic has forced Central Connecticut State University, like many others, to send students home and move classes online. One of CCSU’s students, however, has returned wearing a uniform to support the state’s COVID-19 pandemic response.
  • Bring Safety Home

    As the nation moves to adapt and minimize the spread of the Coronavirus 2019, the Department of the Air Force is prioritizing the health and safety of our Airmen and Space professionals, civilian personnel, and families. By encouraging prevention measures and making modifications to ensure all essential missions get off the ground, many now find themselves supporting the Air Force mission to ‘fly, fight, and win’ from a home office.
  • CTANG fire department, Security Forces maintain readiness during COVID-19

    Normal routines for Connecticut Air National Guard members have changed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hundreds of Guardsmen are actively supporting response actions around the state and many full-time personnel continue their daily tasks through telework. A constant in today’s varied environment is the need for security and emergency response at Bradley Air National Guard Base.
  • Colorado Air Guard members sew masks in lieu of parachutes

    BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Colorado Air National Guard’s 140th Wing Aircrew Flight Equipment (AFE) shop in Aurora volunteered to sew more than 500 masks to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in the community.These Airmen learn to sew to make parachutes and mend uniform items, explained the commander of the 140th Operations Support Squadron, U.S.
  • New Mexico Air Guard delivers PPE across state

    GRANTS, N.M. – New Mexico Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Israel Martinez and Senior Airman Jason Quintana recently delivered personal protective equipment (PPE) to Cibola County.As part of the statewide response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Martinez and Quintana drove more than 60 miles from Albuquerque to Grants to deliver the much-needed PPE to the

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