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  • Cal Guard slows the spread of COVID-19 with telework

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Andrew Carroll starts his day in typical fashion familiar to all service members with full-time jobs in the active National Guard and Reserve.He wakes up, changes and starts his commute to work, perhaps grabbing a coffee along the way.As a personnel specialist for the California National Guard’s Joint
  • Oregon Airmen use technology to complete training, mission

    PORTLAND AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Ore. – Nearly two months into the stay-at-home order issued by Gov. Kate Brown, people throughout the region are well into their “new normal” with childcare, remote offices, drive-thru grocery shopping and visiting friends and family via video teleconference.For the men and women of the 142nd Wing, the ability to
  • New Mexico Air Guard assisting with coronavirus testing

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The 150th Medical Group, part of the New Mexico National Guard Joint Task Force, is assisting the state’s COVID-19 response by conducting coronavirus testing site at the Wellesley Health Center.While agencies around the state continue to work to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, members of the 150th Medical Group are
  • WADS Airman sews 150 masks for Alabama hospital workers

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – A Washington Air National Guard member from the Western Air Defense Sector (WADS) sewed 150 protective cloth masks and sent them to a hospital in Alabama.Staff Sgt. Rachel Yandon, a radio frequency transmission systems apprentice working in the 225th Support Squadron’s Communications Focal Point, first thought of
  • Joint innovation a hallmark of Michigan Guard's response

    LANSING, Mich. – Nearly sixty days after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer activated the Michigan National Guard for COVID-19 humanitarian support, U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Bryan Teff, assistant adjutant general – air and commander of the Michigan Air National Guard, is reflecting on the challenges and triumphs of the Guard’s response.“It has required a
  • NY Guard distributes 11 million meals, helps test 250,000

    LATHAM, N.Y. – Seventy-two days into the COVID-19 pandemic response, New York National Guard Soldiers and Airmen have distributed more than 11 million meals, assembled almost 1 million COVID-19 test kits and helped administer a quarter of a million tests.As of May 18, the New York National Guard had 2,923 New York Army National Guard Soldiers and
  • National Guard expanding COVID-19 testing across Wisconsin

    MADISON, Wis. – Twenty-five specimen collection teams from the Wisconsin National Guard continue to help increase the state’s COVID-19 testing capacity. Four teams collected specimens Sunday and 19 were collecting them May 18.The 600 Citizen-Soldiers and -Airmen on the teams established mobile testing sites at correctional facilities and health
  • Operation America Strong: 146th Airlift Wing salutes first responders with local flyover during training mission

    An aerial flyover to honor Ventura County’s first responders, healthcare workers, and essential personnel took place May 15, 2020, as two146th Airlift Wing C-130J Super Hercules aircraft accomplished a training route over several Hospitals and Medical Centers in the area.
  • During COVID-19 crisis, Cal Guardsmen prepare for wildfires

    CAMP ROBERTS, Calif.— As the COVID-19 crisis continues, so does the threat from wildfires that flare up across California, usually from summer through fall. Over the past few years, the state has seen a series of devastating fires that have destroyed communities and taken dozens of lives. In 2018, the Camp Fire in Butte County was the deadliest in
  • NC National Guard sets up COVID-19 medical support shelter

    HAMLET, N.C. – Soldiers and Airmen from the North Carolina National Guard worked with the state Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Emergency Management to create a medical support shelter April 29.The is designed to ease pressure on the health care system by supporting patients who are not at risk of COVID-19 infection but
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