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  • Michigan National Guard helps get food to those in need

    The Michigan National Guard is helping a charitable food distribution network complete its mission despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.Michigan Citizen-Soldiers and Citizen-Airmen spent part of August working at the Forgotten Harvest food bank in Royal Oak, helping sort, process and ship the 138,000 pounds of food the charity delivers
  • Connecticut Air Guard squadrons collaborate to safely train

    EAST LYME, Conn. – The COVID-19 pandemic has presented new challenges to training large groups. The week of Sept. 10, members of the 103rd Civil Engineer Squadron, 103rd Security Forces Squadron, 103rd Logistics Readiness Squadron, and 103rd Medical Group conducted key readiness training while protecting the health of participants. The 103rd Civil
  • 185th mobilization exercise continues despite COVID-19 and hurricane

    The Iowa Air National Guard’s 185th Air Refueling Wing from Sioux City, Iowa decided to continue with their mobility exercise this week after making a last minute decision to move the event away from the Gulf Coast because of Hurricane Sally.
  • 167th Airlift Wing helps with voluntary COVID-19 mapping

    MARTINSBURG, W.Va. – Members of the 167th Airlift Wing continue to guide residents through the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic. Eight unit members are conducting voluntary COVID-19 mapping for the Berkeley and Jefferson County Health Departments. They are contacting people who have tested for the coronavirus and guiding them through quarantine
  • Eastern Air Defense adjusts to COVID-19 to continue mission

    ROME, N.Y. – The COVID-19 pandemic has forced military units large and small to find creative ways to maintain a healthy force while still defending the nation.One of these organizations is the 224th Air Defense Group (ADG), the New York Air National Guard unit that provides the personnel for the Eastern Air Defense Sector’s (EADS) federal
  • Michigan National Guard helps test food workers for COVID-19

    HOLLAND, Mich. – Protecting all Michigan residents, including seasonal food workers, is a tall order. The Michigan National Guard is helping. At the beginning of August, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services put out an emergency order requiring all agricultural and food processing workers who are living in migrant housing camps be
  • Nevada Guard brings COVID-19 testing to rural county

    GOLDFIELD, Nev. – The Nevada National Guard ran three COVID-19 testing sites Aug. 27-28 in Esmeralda County. The state's least populated county has no hospital or health clinic and is the only county in Nevada without a confirmed positive case of the coronavirus."It's important to test populations like this that don't have quick access to medical
  • Connecticut Guard on alert for emergency response

    HARTFORD, Conn. – Amid hurricane season and the COVID-19 pandemic, emergency response duties continue for members of the Connecticut Army and Air National Guard.With the rate of new COVID-19 infections in Connecticut at a record low, the Connecticut Guard has been able to decrease the number of Guard members deployed in response to the pandemic.
  • One Huey—Two Intersecting Lives

    During the Vietnam War, over 7,000 of the Bell UH-1 Iroquois, nicknamed the "Huey," participated in various actions and roles, earning the title of "workhorse" and becoming an iconic symbol of the conflict. Equally as memorable and vital to our collective understanding of this era in American history, were the stories of sacrifice, courage, and heroism formed by the communal experiences of men and women that flew and flew-in these indispensable birds of the sky. Inspired by this history are the parallel stories of one of these Hueys, its pilot, and the dedicated Airman preserving its legacy.
  • Army Joint PME offers opportunities for NJ Airman, despite COVID-19

    U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Joseph W. Leonard, 177th Fighter Wing Maintenance Group commander, graduated from U.S. Army War College during a virtual ceremony July 24, 2020.

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