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  • KY Guard members balance civilian jobs, COVID-19 mission

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – More than 800 Soldiers and Airmen in the Kentucky National Guard are helping numerous agencies in response to the coronavirus pandemic.Many have left their civilian jobs to step up and fill the gap to aid their fellow citizens who have found themselves in need during the COVID-19 outbreak.Robert Acosta has played the clarinet for
  • Maj. Tori Scearbo: NH Air National Guardsman and Guardian Angel

    Maj. Tori Scearbo is one of thousands of state medical professionals working the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. She has been taking care of patients since the virus spread to New Hampshire in March.
  • Wisconsin Guard conducting mobile testing around state

    MADISON, Wis. – Twenty-five specimen collection teams from the Wisconsin National Guard are helping local and state health officials increase the state's COVID-19 testing capacity.More than 600 Soldiers and Airmen established mobile testing sites at correctional facilities and health clinics, private businesses and community-based testing sites.As
  • Guard's COVID-19 response is largest since Hurricane Katrina

    ARLINGTON, Va. - Almost 47,000 Soldiers and Airmen from the National Guard are activated to help fight COVID-19 in the Guard’s largest domestic response effort since Hurricane Katrina in 2005. More than 51,000 Guard members responded to Katrina. While Katrina response efforts were in a concentrated area along the Gulf Coast, COVID-19 response
  • Kansas National Guard helps extend the life of N95 masks

    TOPEKA, Kan. – The Kansas National Guard is helping state and local health officials address the shortage of N95 medical masks by assisting in decontaminating masks so they can be used again.N95 Masks that would be disposed of after a single use can be decontaminated and reused for the COVID-19 pandemic response.“This benefits the state of Kansas,
  • NH Guard Airman answers the call on unemployment hotline

    CONCORD, N.H. – For more than five years, Staff Sgt. Natalie Howes has been an air traffic controller with the 260th Air Traffic Control Squadron, New Hampshire Air National Guard.Howes is also a senior at the University of New Hampshire, where she is studying chemistry. After graduation, she plans to pursue a career as a pilot in the Air Force.“I
  • Virginia Guard strike teams boost COVID-19 testing capacity

    RICHMOND, Va. – Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen are helping increase Virginia’s COVID-19 testing capacity at long-term care facilities with point prevalence sampling teams.Led by the Richmond-based 34th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and High-Yield Explosives Enhanced Response Force Package, PPS “strike teams” are being
  • Wisconsin National Guard to support special election

    MADISON, Wis. – Approximately 250 Wisconsin National Guard Soldiers and Airmen will assist local officials as poll workers for the May 12 special election for the 7th congressional district.The 7th is the largest of Wisconsin's eight congressional districts in terms of area, covering all of 21 counties and portions of another five. The district
  • Iowa Guard Airmen support COVID-19 Test Iowa initiative

    Iowa Air National Guard members from the 185th Air Refueling Wing helped set up a COVID-19 test site in Sioux City, Iowa this week. The Iowa Airmen are assisting local and state agencies at the drive through test site that is set up in the parking lot of the Western Iowa Technical Community College campus, on the east side Sioux City.
  • Kansas Guard helps limit COVID-19 spread at nursing homes

    Kansas Air National Guard medical teams take pride in helping their communities. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, medical technicians from the 190th Air Refueling Wing have visited more than a dozen nursing facilities in the Topeka and Rossville area, completing over 350 fittings of N95 protective masks.“Meeting all the new people, going to
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