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  • NY National Guard continues staffing COVID vaccination sites

    NEW YORK, N.Y.– New York National Guard Soldiers and Airmen now oversee three vaccination sites formerly run by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and active Navy and Air Force personnel.Two sites are in New York City and the other site is in Yonkers in Westchester County.This brings the number of vaccination sites being manned by 1,957
  • Arizona National Guard, Reserves join forces for residents

    SALT RIVER PIMA-MARICOPA INDIAN COMMUNITY, Ariz. – COVID-19 took the world by storm, forcing everyone to prepare for the worst kind of emergency, the unknown. Countries were forced to put their emergency preparedness and response training to test on a real-world scale.Once scientists began to dissect the virus, the vaccine was created. The struggle
  • Missouri Airmen mother, daughter join in fight against COVID

    ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – Missouri National Guard Senior Airman Terra Waitl from the 139th Logistics Readiness Squadron's material management office was activated for food bank missions in May last year.But she's not the only Waitl serving on COVID-19 missions. Her stepdaughter, Airman 1st Class Krysta Waitl, who is assigned to the 139th Force Support
  • COVID milestone: Guard vaccinates 10 million people

    ARLINGTON, Va. — Ten million moms, dads, grandparents, friends, co-workers and neighbors are now vaccinated thanks to the ongoing efforts of National Guard members who are administering shots “in the communities where they live and serve.”Those words came from Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief of the National Guard Bureau, during a media roundtable
  • CMSAF Visits 175th Wing Airmen at Mass Vaccination Site

    BALTIMORE, MD -- Airmen from the 175th Wing, Maryland Air National Guard, welcomed Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass during a visit to the COVID-19 mass vaccination site at M&T Bank Stadium, May 3, 2021.Bass met with Airmen who are helping to support state and civilian partners administer more than 220,000 COVID-19 vaccines to
  • Nurse and Tech Week: Battle-tested and ready

    FALLS CHURCH, Va. -- This time last year, as the world was trying to wrap its head around an unknown and unforgiving new enemy, Air Force nurses and medical technicians found themselves on the front lines of COVID-19.Air Force nurses and technicians have remained battle-tested and ready for a fight like this. Saving lives amid insurmountable odds
  • NYNG helps hit half-million shot count at NYC vaccine site

    NEW YORK – More than a half-million COVID-19 vaccinations have been administered at New York state's mass vaccination site at the Jacob Javits Convention Center, staffed by 600 New York National Guard members.Manhattan resident Cassie Huang, 28, got the 500,000th shot from nurse Raquel Calderon and data entry technician Annette Melendez April 27 as
  • Oklahoma National Guard helps at federal vaccination clinic

    TULSA, Okla. – Nearly 30 Oklahoma National Guardsmen are supporting a community vaccination clinic as part of the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.The Guard members are transporting vaccines, preparing them on-site and supporting administration from two STRIKE teams, ensuring communities with a high risk of exposure and infection are not
  • Virginia Guard supports community vaccination clinic

    BLACKSTONE, Va. – The Virginia National Guard is supporting a community COVID-19 vaccination clinic opened April 19 by the Virginia Department of Health at the VNG armory in Blackstone.Virginia Army and Air National Guard medics trained and certified by VDH administer the vaccines. Additional Soldiers are assisting with logistics, administrative
  • Oregon National Guard supports COVID vaccinations statewide

    SALEM, Ore. - Oregon National Guard Citizen-Soldiers and -Airmen have vaccinated almost 300,000 people since Jan. 8, helping the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and regional medical partners distribute the COVID-19 vaccine.Members of the Oregon National Guard have also been trained to assist 211 Information, a call center connecting people with
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