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  • N.J. National Guard partners with state and local authorities for historic COVID-19 response

    More than one hundred-fifty Soldiers and Airmen with the New Jersey National Guard were called to state active duty orders this month to assist with the COVID-19 outbreak response. Medics, transportation, and military police specialists volunteered to the request for support of multiple COVID-19 drive-thru testing facilities.New Jersey Gov. Phil
  • Ohio National Guard helping food banks across state

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – Hundreds of members of the Ohio National Guard are helping 12 food banks across the state distribute food during the COVID-19 pandemic.Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine authorized the activation of approximately 400 Ohio National Guard personnel March 18. Guard members were placed on state active duty, along with some members of the Ohio
  • Dual-status commanders appointed in 8 states for COVID-19 response

    ARLINGTON, Va. – Dual-status commanders have been appointed in eight states, with 10 more awaiting approval, as the National Guard continues to support COVID-19 response efforts throughout the country.The states where dual-status commanders have been appointed are California, Colorado, Massachusetts, Maryland, New York, Oklahoma, South Carolina and
  • OneSource, family and spouse programs still available

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The Department of Defense is closely monitoring the impact of the coronavirus on service members, their families and survivors. Resources offered through Military OneSource, the Military and Family Life Counseling program, and the Spouse Education and Career Opportunities program continue to serve the military community.“We are
  • Guard helps medical professionals combat COVID-19

    ARLINGTON, Va. – From staffing informational phone banks to administering tests for COVID-19, many of the more than 9,000 National Guard members on duty in response to COVID-19 are assisting state and local medical professionals."Medical providers are essential to the hospitals where they work," said Air Force Col. Martin Bain, air surgeon with the
  • Florida National Guard opens COVID-19 testing site at stadium

    MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – Florida National Guard Soldiers and Airmen opened South Florida’s second COVID-19 drive-thru community testing site at the Hard Rock Stadium in support of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.Units from all over Florida, from the panhandle to Miami, are supporting Gov. Ron DeSantis’ request to help respond to the
  • Maryland Guard helping with Strategic National Stockpile push

    BALTIMORE – Recently activated Maryland Air National Guard members are working at a Strategic National Stockpile in Maryland, preparing and loading medical supplies and equipment to help the state respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.The Maryland Department of Health, working with Gov. Larry Hogan's COVID-19 Emergency Response Team, has developed a
  • La. Guard focusing on assessments, medical support

    PINEVILLE, La. – The Louisiana National Guard, directed by Gov. John Bel Edwards, activated 238 Soldiers and Airmen March 19 to assist with the COVID-19 response.More than 100 Soldiers and Airmen are stationed at three sites in Jefferson Parish and New Orleans to assist local agencies with COVID-19 testing. The drive-up testing stations have begun
  • Weathering COVID-19: financial resilience

    PORTLAND, Ore. – With the outbreak of the coronavirus, we’re living in uncertain times. More and more schools and businesses are closing to reduce the spread of COVID-19. As a result, many people are working from home or out of work indefinitely. If you feel you’re in a precarious financial situation, you’re not alone. George Katsinis, a personal
  • National Guard Ramping Up COVID-19 Response

    ARLINGTON, Va. – About 2,050 National Guard Soldiers and Airmen in 27 states have been activated to support COVID-19 response efforts, the chief of the National Guard Bureau said Thursday.Air Force Gen. Joseph L. Lengyel told reporters at a Pentagon briefing that number most likely would double by the weekend, and it is even possible that tens of
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