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  • Kentucky National Guard assisting with primary election

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – More than 200 Kentucky National Guard Soldiers and Airmen will assist at polling locations around the state for the June 23 primary election as part of the state’s COVID-19 response.Guard members will set up and clean poll locations and assist with traffic, parking and crowd control in a non-law enforcement capacity under the
  • Colorado Air Guard fabrication specialists craft masks during COVID-19

    Personal protective equipment has been in high demand since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.Members of the 140th Maintenance Group, 140th Wing, Colorado Air National Guard, at Buckley Air Force Base, Aurora, Colorado, used their military knowledge and skills to fabricate a solution.Shortly after the pandemic began, three members of the
  • Del. National Guard steadies psychiatric center amid COVID-19

    NEW CASTLE, Del. – In April and May, during the coronavirus pandemic's height, a handful of specialized nurses and medics – all Citizen-Soldiers and -Airmen with the Delaware National Guard – cared for more than a dozen COVID-19 patients at the nearby Delaware Psychiatric Center."We're here, and we're available," said Maj. Debbie Hoffmann, a flight
  • Michigan National Guard tests at long-term care facilities

    LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan National Guard visited three long-term care facilities May 28 to assist with continued COVID-19 testing in Berrien County.This initiative is part of the Michigan National Guard’s collaboration with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the State Emergency Operations Center to assist with voluntary
  • New York National Guard pararescuemen aid Queens hospital

    NEW YORK – When Elmhurst Hospital Center, the public hospital that became the epicenter of New York’s COVID-19 crisis, needed help, the pararescuemen of the New York Air National Guard’s 106th Rescue Wing jumped in.The staff of the 545-bed hospital in Queens performed heroically. Still, they were eventually “overrun by the enemy, the enemy being
  • Cal Guard helps treat COVID-19 patients

    EL CENTRO, Calif. – A California Air National Guard medical team is helping provide care at Pioneer Memorial Hospital, which has had a surge of COVID-19 patients.The Guard members, who had conducted COVID-19 testing in nearby Indio, answered the call from Imperial County. The Cal Guard’s aid allowed for increased bed capacity and patient care at
  • New York National Guard delivers 16.6 million meals

    LATHAM, N.Y. – Eighty-two days into the COVID-19 pandemic response mission, New York National Guard Soldiers and Airmen have helped test 285,659 New Yorkers for the coronavirus, delivered 16,643,740 meals and assembled 1,399,580 test kits.The New York National Guard has 2,816 Soldiers and 429 Airmen on the mission. There are 157 members of New
  • Puerto Rico Airmen conduct a virtual drill during COVID-19 pandemic

    During this time of social distancing, maximizing efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19 is a priority, and at the same time, training and readiness remain a priority for the Puerto Rico Air National Guard.
  • Iowa National Guard helps set up COVID-19 test site

    SIOUX CENTER, Iowa – Members of the Iowa Air and Army National Guard, working with the Iowa Department of Public Health, helped set up a COVID-19 test site in Northwest Iowa.The site in the hamlet of Sioux Center is one of a number of “TestIowa” COVID-19 test sites to operate since mid-April. A key concern for the TestIowa initiative includes
  • Oklahoma National Guard Airmen support food bank

    TULSA, Okla. – The Oklahoma National Guard delivered more than 300,000 pounds of food and 65,000 meals in a month-long mission supporting the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma. Throughout the mission, 25 members of the Oklahoma Guard’s 138th Fighter Wing packed crisis relief boxes, worked at mobile pantry sites and transported food to local

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