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  • Synchronization a must in continued Guard support to Capitol

    ARLINGTON, Va. – When discussing the most recent rotation of National Guard members supporting U.S. Capitol Police following the Jan. 6 siege of the Capitol, Army Col. Kevin Crawford doesn’t go by his official title as chief of the Army National Guard’s operations division.“Synchronizer-in-chief” is a more fitting description, he said.“At the end
  • Illinois National Guard tackles COVID at community level

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. – Members of the Illinois National Guard are used to deployments. Many have seen multiple combat tours during the past 20 years, taking them to overseas theaters far from friends and families.Their latest mission, however, brings the enemy to their own backyards, with their loved ones in the line of fire. The stakes are
  • Ohio National Guard helps vaccinate Ohioans at mass clinic

    CLEVELAND – The Ohio National Guard is helping vaccinate Cleveland residents at Ohio’s Community Vaccination Center at Cleveland State University to protect lives by stopping the spread of COVID-19.The Community Vaccination Center (CVC), which is managed by the state of Ohio and supported by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, is staffed by
  • NYNG collects 3 million-plus health forms from travelers

    NEW YORK – Between Oct. 16 and April 1, New York National Guard Soldiers and Airmen collected health information from travelers more than 3 million times.The mission began when Gov. Andrew Mr. Cuomo announced quarantine policies for travelers entering New York. It ended when the quarantine policy was dropped.State officials had already been
  • Bilingual Airman helps serve her Spanish-speaking community

    BOISE, Idaho – Senior Airman Mayra Fomin was born in Mexico and moved to the United States at 4 years old. First living in California and then Nampa, Idaho, her parents raised her to speak Spanish and English. After joining the Idaho Air National Guard at age 27 in 2017, Fomin was surprised to have the opportunity three years later to put her
  • Wisconsin National Guard troops support COVID vaccinations

    MADISON, Wis. – Citizen-Soldiers and -Airmen from the Wisconsin National Guard have helped local health departments administer more than 60,000 vaccines across Wisconsin since establishing the first mobile vaccination teams in late January. Guard personnel have responded to requests for assistance in approximately a dozen Wisconsin counties, from
  • Michigan Guard vaccinates more than 323,000 in 90 days

    LANSING, Mich. – The first 90 days of 2021, the Michigan National Guard administered more than 323,000 COVID-19 vaccinations in the fight against the virus.The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services asked the Guard to support community health care organizations with logistical and medical assets for COVID-19 vaccinations across the
  • Ohio National Guard begins 2nd year of COVID response

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – The National Guard’s motto, “Always Ready, Always There,” has never been truer than in the past year. March 23 marked the one-year anniversary of the Ohio National Guard’s first mission as part of the state’s response to COVID-19, when members answered the call from Gov. Mike DeWine and reported for duty at food banks across the
  • Virginia National Guard provides mobile vaccination teams

    RICHMOND, Va. – The Virginia National Guard is reconfiguring the task force conducting COVID-19 testing and mask fit training to create mobile vaccination teams.The new teams will consist of Army and Air National Guard medics trained and certified by the Virginia Department of Health to administer the vaccines. These teams will also include
  • Michigan National Guard vaccinates northern Michiganders

    LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan National Guard’s Task Force North is vaccinating more than 7,500 Michigan residents a week. Two vaccination sites in Grayling and Gaylord in northern Michigan ran March 13-14.Task Force North - 12 COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Teams (CVTT) with one medic and two administrative personnel each – help local health care
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