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  • 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
  • Indiana National Guard helps medical workers at state prisons

    INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana National Guard Soldiers and Airmen provided medical support to Indiana Department of Correction (IDOC) facilities across the state in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.“These medical professionals quickly augmented the governor’s effort to reduce the impact of COVID-19 in correctional facilities during this public health
  • 115th Fighter Wing team assists with mortuary operations

    MADISON, Wis. – Members of the Wisconsin Air National Guard’s 115th Fighter Wing Fatality Search and Recovery Team (FSRT) mobilized last month to assist the state’s medical examiners with mortuary operations in the COVID-19 response.The team’s primary task is to assist the medical examiner and coroner with the dignified removal of remains from
  • New Mexico National Guard delivers water by the truckload

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Airmen and Soldiers of the New Mexico National Guard Joint Task Force are supplying food and water to New Mexico communities during the COVID-19 response mission.Around the state of New Mexico, many small towns and villages have been around for hundreds of years. While the sense of culture is strong in these communities, there
  • Ohio National Guard provides medical aid at federal prison

    ELKTON, Ohio – From blizzards to hurricanes, from East Coast to West Coast and anything in between, members of the National Guard answer the call each time our nation is in need.Today, as COVID-19 continues to grip America, more than 46,600 National Guard Soldiers and Airmen are deployed to every state, three U.S. territories and the District of
  • The faces behind masked service

    KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. – Members of the 150th Special Operations Wing fill in anywhere needed during the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure that all New Mexicans have what they need.With many jobs to do in response to the health crisis, Airmen from the Wing work with Soldiers to staff the New Mexico National Guard Joint Task Force mission. Although

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