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  • PT test pushed to July, updates to scoring, physical components ahead

    When assessments resume, the three-component fitness test (1.5 mile run, 1 minute of pushups and situps) will be reset with scores calculated on a new three component scoring table. In addition, work is underway to separate scoring into five-year age groups as opposed to the previous ten – for example, age groups will start at <25, 25-29 years old, 30-34, years old, etc.
  • Oregon National Guard expands COVID-19 vaccinations

    SALEM, Ore. – Oregon National Guard Soldiers and Airmen have vaccinated more than 100,000 people in the nearly two months since they were activated by Gov. Kate Brown to help the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) distribute the COVID-19 vaccine.With the initial call-up of more than 40 Oregon Guardsmen Jan. 8, additional service members have been
  • Michigan National Guard helps food banks meet increased need

    LANSING, Mich. – Michigan National Guard (MING) Soldiers and Airmen, working alongside food bank workers and volunteers across the state, have helped distribute more than 34 million pounds of food to those in need.The Soldiers and Airmen are part of the state's COVID-19 Joint Task Force (JTF) 172. The food bank task force was set up by the MING
  • Vermont Guard shifts from COVID-19 testing to vaccination

    BURLINGTON, Vt. – The combined Vermont Air and Army National Guard group comprising Task Force Coyote transitioned March 3 from COVID-19 testing to vaccinating the public.Supporting the Vermont Department of Health, 32 Vermont National Guard Soldiers and Airmen helped direct, register and vaccinate visitors in a reconfigured conference room at the
  • VNG Soldiers, Airmen engaged in COVID-19 vaccinations

    RICHMOND, Va. — The mission of about 120 Soldiers and Airmen assigned to the Virginia National Guard’s COVID-19 testing task force has evolved to include support to vaccination clinics run by health departments across the commonwealth.Beginning in mid-January, one of the task force’s testing strike teams adjusted to support point-of-distribution
  • Maryland Air Guard helps out at stadium vaccination site

    BALTIMORE – The Maryland Air National Guard supported the opening of a COVID-19 mass vaccination site at M&T Bank Stadium Feb. 25. In addition to the sites at Six Flags in Bowie and the Baltimore Convention Center, Maryland residents will now be able to schedule appointments at the 55,000-square-foot stadium site in Baltimore. For 18 days, 45
  • Georgia National Guard supports mass vaccination sites

    MARIETTA, Ga. – The Georgia National Guard is supporting the state's effort to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to people at four mass vaccination sites in Albany, Clarkesville, Hapeville and Macon. The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA) and Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) opened the sites Feb. 22. Over 130
  • Michigan vaccination teams bring hope to local communities

    LANSING, Mich. – Soldiers and Airmen with Michigan’s Army and Air National Guard continue partnering with health departments at vaccination clinics around the state to help battle COVID-19.One clinic was held in Battle Creek.“Today, we are doing primarily our second dose for COVID-19 mass vaccination clinic,” said Brigette Reichenbaugh, deputy
  • National Guard vaccinates hundreds of thousands of people

    WASHINGTON – National Guard Soldiers and Airmen are vaccinating about 72,000 people a day across the country in the Guard's ongoing, year-long effort to help combat the spread of COVID-19, Air Force Maj. Gen. Steven S. Nordhaus told members of Congress Feb. 17. Nordhaus, director of operations at the National Guard Bureau, updated the House Armed
  • The first set of COVID-19 vaccines administered at Kingsley Field

    The initial shipment of the COVID-19 vaccine arrived early this week at Kingsley Field. On Wednesday, February 10 and Friday, February 12 all 100 doses of the shipment were administered to Kingsley Field personnel in the 173rd Medical Group.
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