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  • Oregon Guard helps respond to COVID surge at 40 hospitals

    SALEM, Ore. - The surge of COVID-19 cases prompted Oregon Gov. Kate Brown to order an increase of National Guard members assisting at hospitals around the state, boosting the number of Guardsmen on hospital relief missions from 500 to over 1,200 at 40 hospitals.During this deployment, National Guard

  • Georgia National Guard assists with COVID-19 response

    MARIETTA, Ga. – Members of the Georgia National Guard will help out at 15 COVID testing sites and 11 hospitals, handling logistical and administrative functions so that staff can spend more time with patients.“The Georgia National Guard is answering the call to COVID response missions as we have in

  • Louisiana National Guard fights COVID surge

    NEW ORLEANS – The Louisiana National Guard, at the direction of Gov. John Bel Edwards, is conducting coronavirus missions around the state as the new variant spreads.“Our task force has worked through multiple surges since the start of this pandemic. This latest surge of Omicron is more

  • Maryland National Guard activated for COVID-19 emergency

    BALTIMORE – At the direction of Gov. Larry Hogan, as many as 1,000 Maryland National Guard Soldiers and Airmen will be activated to help respond to a surge of COVID-19 hospitalizations.Guard members will support the Maryland Department of Health and other state agencies with missions for COVID-19

  • Oregon National Guard wraps up hospital support mission

    PORTLAND, Ore. – In late August, more than 300 Oregon Air Guardsmen from the Portland Air National Guard Base’s 142nd Wing were rapidly mobilized to provide emergency support to Oregon hospitals during a surge in COVID-19 cases.From August to December, Joint Task Force Reassurance sent more than

  • Air Force supports U.S. global health policy priorities of 2021

    FALLS CHURCH, Va. -- As the world continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government has established new policies in 2021 addressing global health security and the use of global health engagement to mitigate the current pandemic, as well as emerging and future biosecurity

  • Wisconsin National Guard supports COVID testing, vaccination

    MADISON, Wis. – More than 20 months into the COVID-19 pandemic, the Wisconsin National Guard continues to fulfill a variety of roles for the state.Approximately 500 Citizen-Soldiers and -Airmen are assisting communities with COVID-19 testing and vaccinations and helping manage the state’s vaccine

  • Louisiana Guard ‘Protects What Matters’ in challenging year

    PINEVILLE, La. – The Louisiana National Guard confronted a demanding 2021 with multiple challenges and missions at home and abroad.Soldiers and Airmen deployed overseas and to other states during the year, responded to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and other emergencies, and participated in several

  • Louisiana National Guard honors COVID response team

    NEW ORLEANS – The Louisiana National Guard held ceremonies across the state to honor more than 800 of its service members for assisting Louisiana citizens during COVID-19 recovery operations.Ceremonies were held Nov. 30 to Dec. 3 in Alexandria, Denham Springs, Hammond and New Orleans for the members

  • 104th Fighter Wing supports COVID-19 testing task force

    BARNES AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Mass. – Fourteen members of the 104th Fighter Wing were activated to support Task Force Maher and help test students and school staff for COVID-19.Task Force Maher is a joint Air and Army National Guard medical mission that established teams to help with COVID-19