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  • Nevada Guard brings COVID-19 testing to rural county

    GOLDFIELD, Nev. – The Nevada National Guard ran three COVID-19 testing sites Aug. 27-28 in Esmeralda County. The state's least populated county has no hospital or health clinic and is the only county in Nevada without a confirmed positive case of the coronavirus."It's important to test populations like this that don't have quick access to medical
  • Connecticut Guard on alert for emergency response

    HARTFORD, Conn. – Amid hurricane season and the COVID-19 pandemic, emergency response duties continue for members of the Connecticut Army and Air National Guard.With the rate of new COVID-19 infections in Connecticut at a record low, the Connecticut Guard has been able to decrease the number of Guard members deployed in response to the pandemic.
  • One Huey—Two Intersecting Lives

    During the Vietnam War, over 7,000 of the Bell UH-1 Iroquois, nicknamed the "Huey," participated in various actions and roles, earning the title of "workhorse" and becoming an iconic symbol of the conflict. Equally as memorable and vital to our collective understanding of this era in American history, were the stories of sacrifice, courage, and heroism formed by the communal experiences of men and women that flew and flew-in these indispensable birds of the sky. Inspired by this history are the parallel stories of one of these Hueys, its pilot, and the dedicated Airman preserving its legacy.
  • Army Joint PME offers opportunities for NJ Airman, despite COVID-19

    U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Joseph W. Leonard, 177th Fighter Wing Maintenance Group commander, graduated from U.S. Army War College during a virtual ceremony July 24, 2020.
  • 177th Fighter Wing off NJ COVID-19 response mission

    On July 23, 2020, the 177th Fighter Wing commander briefed members of his leadership team that all Jersey Devils were off of the NJ COVID-19 Response mission. The over four-month long odyssey of support for the state ran the gamut from helping to set-up and run community-based, mobile COVID-19 testing sites, to helping NJ Joint Task Force 57 with creating additional medical capacity by setting up Federal Medical Stations in conjunction with numerous organizations, including the FEMA, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Department of Health, the Office of Emergency Management, and the New Jersey National Guard.
  • Annual Northern Lightning exercise returns to Volk Field

    CAMP DOUGLAS, Wis. — Volk Field Combat Readiness Training Center is hosting approximately 50 aircraft and nearly 1,000 members of the National Guard, Air Force, Army, and Navy as part of the annual Northern Lightning Counterland training exercise.Units from California, Idaho, Minnesota, New York, Vermont, Virginia, and Wisconsin will all
  • 167 AW COVID swab team services wing, community, state

    Airmen from the 167th Airlift Wing continue to support COVID-19 testing throughout West Virginia for military members and local communities.
  • From Tech School to COVID-19, an Airman’s Journey

    Master Sgt. Jennifer Cooper graduated the Public Health Apprentice Course in January, but she didn’t predict he new knowledge would be so vital in a global pandemic just a few months later.
  • Colorado National Guard reaches COVID-19 testing milestone

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. – By order of Gov. Jared Polis, Colorado National Guard members reached a testing milestone this week in support of the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment amid ongoing COVID-19 testing across Colorado. Joint Task Force-Centennial’s Task Force Test Support has tested more than 20,000 Coloradans at 122 testing sites
  • 34th CERFP provides critical testing support to Commonwealth’s COVID-19 response

    Nearly 200 Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen are concluding more than three months of continuous sample collection and other missions in support of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s COVID-19 response efforts. The Soldiers and Airman are assigned to the Richmond-based 34th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and High-Yield Explosives Enhanced Response Force Package, which was activated after the Governor of Virginia’s emergency declaration earlier in 2020.

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