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  • Mass. National Guard provides security support on Nantucket

    A team of Air National Guard Security Forces and Army National Guard Military Police are on the island community of Nantucket assisting the local police department by providing security at the Nantucket Cottage Hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Wisconsin Guard team testing inmates, staff at county prison

    FRANKLIN, Wis. – Nearly 30 Wisconsin National Guard troops established a mobile COVID-19 testing site at the Milwaukee County House of Corrections to collect specimens from staff and inmates.Milwaukee County asked the Wisconsin National Guard to assist after multiple cases of the coronavirus were reported at the facility. Guard members reported to
  • Jacobsmeier says yes to state activation call for COVID-19

    Iowa Air National Guard Lt. Colonel Debbie Jacobsmeier is working as the Officer in Charge of Region 3, Regional Medical Coordination Center site in Sioux City, Iowa. Jacobsmeier is a traditional guard member, assigned to the 185th Air Refueling Wing clinic in Sioux City, Iowa. Jacobsmeier volunteered for state active duty as part of the state’s response to COVID-19.
  • Connecticut National Guard powers COVID-19 testing site

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. – A once-empty parking lot has been transformed into a place where 700 people a day can drive up and be tested for COVID-19, thanks to help from the Connecticut National Guard.Equipment from the 103rd Air Control Squadron equipment will help power the drive-thru test site, and Soldiers and Airmen from the Connecticut National Guard
  • 167th Airlift Wing flies COVID-19 test kits from Italy to US

    MARTINSBURG, W.Va. – The 167th Airlift Wing, West Virginia Air National Guard, completed a Department of Defense strategic airlift mission by transporting more than 1 million COVID-19 test kits from Italy to the United States.The C-17 Globemaster III cargo aircraft flew the test kits from Aviano Air Base in Italy to Memphis, Tennessee. They will be
  • Colorado Air National Guard space warriors fight COVID-19

    DENVER – Since Colorado Gov. Jared Polis activated the Colorado National Guard to join the fight against COVID-19 March 10, space warriors of the 233rd Space Group have been on the front lines, assisting civil authorities and augmenting critical space missions.More than 10 percent of the Colorado Air National Guard’s space force has stepped in to
  • Washington Guard brings COVID-19 testing to rural areas

    ABERDEEN, Wash. – As COVID-19 testing capability grows, Washington National Guard members are answering the call for help in the rural area of Grays Harbor County.Wearing full face masks, suits, gloves and boots, 27 Washington Air and Army Guard members are working at a community-based testing site (CBTS) helping residents of Grays Harbor, which
  • 177 FW Sews Face Masks for Mission-Essential Personnel

    The 177th Fighter Wing Aircrew Flight Equipment shop began sewing and distributing face masks for mission-essential personnel April 8, 2020, at the Atlantic City Air National Guard Base, N.J.
  • Maintenance team makes face masks for Texas Air Guard members

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – When guidance came out that personnel on base should wear face coverings when within 6 feet of each other, one Air National Guard member with a personal 3D printer figured he could help.Staff Sgt. Paul Renker, a 149th Fighter Wing hydraulics technician, stepped up to assist those who needed to adapt to the
  • NY National Guard executes somber duties in NYC

    NEW YORK – The toughest COVID-19 mission facing the New York National Guard falls on 255 Soldiers and Airmen supporting New York City's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME), according to Army Maj. Gen. Ray Shields, the adjutant general of New York.The medical examiner's office is responsible for the dignified recovery of people who die

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