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  • Utah National Guard supports hospitals facing COVID surge

    ST. GEORGE, Utah – For the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, Utah National Guard members are providing direct hospital support in non-medical roles. Service members are transporting patients and performing food and housekeeping duties at St. George Regional Hospital. As part of the

  • Pennsylvania Guard expands assistance at care facilities

    FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, Pa. – The Pennsylvania National Guard has activated 64 Soldiers and Airmen to assist at long-term care facilities in the commonwealth.These service members are from units across Pennsylvania will assist the facilities with non-medical tasks, such as food service and

  • West Virginia Guard members serve in their local hospitals

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – “Always ready, Always there” is proving to be the undeniable truth, not just a motto, for West Virginia Army National Guard members serving on the COVID-19 response mission in their hometown hospitals.“Seeing the difference it makes for nurses in my hometown - who I have known my

  • Vermont Guard to help hospitals facing COVID surge

    COLCHESTER, Vt. – Vermont National Guard members will support hospitals struggling to handle a surge of patients sick with the Omicron variant of COVID-19. The Vermont Department of Health has asked the Vermont National Guard to shift support from vaccination clinics to local hospitals.Health

  • New York National Guard Soldiers, Airmen train as EMTs

    FARMINGDALE, N.Y. – It’s Jan. 18, and 37 New York National Guard Soldiers and Airmen are at Long Island’s Farmingdale Armed Forces Reserve Center going through the steps for checking a patient’s airways and blood pressure.None of the 25 Soldiers and 12 Airmen are military medics; they’re volunteers

  • 142nd Wing mobilizes to support Portland hospitals

    PORTLAND, Ore. – The Oregon Air National Guard’s 142nd Wing mobilized almost 200 Airmen to support state hospitals during a surge in COVID-19 hospitalizations across Oregon.During the second week of January, two groups totaling roughly 90 Guard members processed out of Portland Air National Guard

  • Washington National Guard members help hospitals

    CAMP MURRAY, Wash. – About 100 Washington National Guard members were activated Jan. 21 to help alleviate staffing shortages and offer COVID-19 testing at eight hospitals across the state.The rapid spread of the Omicron variant has caused a spike in demand for COVID-19 tests. At the same time,

  • Minnesota National Guard fills gap amid COVID-19 surge

    COTTAGE GROVE, Minn. – The Minnesota National Guard is supporting new COVID-19 community testing sites in Cottage Grove, Anoka and North Branch.The Minnesota National Guard now has approximately 200 service members assisting with COVID-19 testing at nine community sites across the state. Since

  • Wisconsin Guard aids hospitals, nursing homes with COVID

    MADISON, Wisconsin – Wisconsin National Guard members will train as certified nursing assistants to support hospitals and nursing homes facing a surge in COVID-19 cases, Gov. Tony Evers announced Jan. 13.To free up capacity at hospitals, staffing relief will allow skilled nursing facilities to open

  • National Guard helps medical facilities with COVID-19 peak

    ARLINGTON, Va. – As COVID-19 infections surge, more than 15,600 National Guard members are supporting state and local officials dealing with the pandemic throughout the country.Of those responding, more than 6,000 Guard members are providing direct support to hospitals, care centers and other