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  • Alabama Guard trains to begin vaccinations in rural areas

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – In a National Guard armory, more than 100 service members from all corners of the state gathered with public health officials for the final steps in an effort that has been months in the making – bringing COVID-19 vaccines to those who need them."This is something we are really excited about and we are so thankful for all of you
  • Pa. National Guard supports Philadelphia vaccination center

    PHILADELPHIA – More than 40 Pennsylvania National Guard members are supporting a mass vaccination center in Philadelphia.A total of 41 Soldiers and Airmen from the Pennsylvania National Guard are supporting the state-run, federally supported Center City Community Vaccination Center at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The vaccination center is a
  • North Dakota National Guard marks year of COVID-19 response

    BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota National Guard marked its one-year anniversary of COVID-19 response operations in support of state and community health agencies. The first North Dakota Guard members were activated for COVID-19 duty on March 16, 2020.The ongoing pandemic support mission is the largest and longest state mobilization in North Dakota
  • Indiana National Guard vaccinates thousands at speedway

    INDIANAPOLIS – National Guardsmen from across Indiana converged on the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the largest sports venue in the world, to vaccinate thousands of people in March.More than 300 Guard members administered roughly 4,000 Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines a day during the four-day mass vaccination clinic. Among the Hoosiers
  • Wisconsin Guard marks first anniversary of COVID response

    MADISON, Wis. – Gov. Tony Evers declared a public health emergency in Wisconsin one year ago, a day after the World Health Organization said COVID-19 had become a pandemic."What a year," Maj. Gen. Paul Knapp, Wisconsin's adjutant general, said during a March 12 ceremony commemorating the anniversary. "Think about where we were one year ago."The
  • In historic year, Washington National Guard answers the call

    CAMP MURRAY, Wash. – To describe 2020 as unprecedented would be an understatement."This past year has been a trying year," said Washington National Guard Maj. Gen. Bret Daugherty, the adjutant general. "We not only continue to support the COVID mission, we were called up for two of the worst civil unrest rounds in our state's history, we saw
  • National Guard committed to COVID response

    ARLINGTON, Va. – Risks are part of the job description for pararescue jumpers. But, as Chief Master Sgt. Seth Zweben recalled, the leap into the unknown to deliver COVID-19 virus test kits to 3,500 mostly positive passengers stranded on a cruise ship in March 2020 gave some PJs pause.“Take yourself back a year and just imagine the world before we
  • Puerto Rico National Guard vaccinates thousands of people

    FORT BUCHANAN, PR – The Puerto Rico National Guard, mobilized a year ago to support the fight against COVID-19, is carrying out "Operation Strong Front" by helping vaccinate thousands of Puerto Ricans.The PRNG is overseeing six vaccination centers in San Juan, Bayamón, Caguas, Ponce, Mayagüez and Arecibo. Guard members are also administering
  • Iowa National Guard expands COVID-19 vaccinations to include active duty

    The Iowa Air National Guard clinic in Sioux City is given permission to expand COVID-19 vaccinations offerings to active duty service members.
  • Connecticut Guard assists with vaccinations for school staff

    HARTFORD, Conn. – Connecticut National Guard members from the 103rd Airlift Wing supported a clinic set up at Saint Francis Hospital to vaccinate 1,500 teachers and staff from Hartford Public Schools March 4-5.Airmen teamed with hospital staff members at the stations within the clinic. As the hospital staff administered the vaccine to patients,

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