• NY National Guard Wraps up Federally Funded COVID-19 Mission

    LATHAM, N.Y. - More than 840 days after the first Soldiers and Airmen went on duty to stem an outbreak of the COVID-19 virus in New Rochelle, the New York National Guard’s federally supported COVID-19 mission came to an end June 30.A force of 269 personnel will remain on state active duty to assist

  • Vermont National Guard Concludes COVID-19 Missions

    COLCHESTER, Vt. – Vermont National Guard Soldiers and Airmen supporting Vermont’s COVID-19 response mission officially end orders July 1.The first mission began March 23, 2020, when Soldiers established a medical surge facility in Barre and Airmen began logistical operations at the Strategic

  • Wisconsin National Guard wraps up nursing care support

    LA CROSSE, Wis. – After more than three months, Wisconsin National Guard members’ mission to help as nursing assistants at state health care facilities is winding down.Senior Wisconsin National Guard leaders and officials from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services traveled to several health

  • New York National Guard supports nursing home

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. – When Senior Airman Taylor Dunham, an Air Force medical technician, joined the New York Air National Guard’s 174th Attack Wing, he figured he would be taking temperatures or checking blood pressure.Since November, Dunham has been caring for nursing home residents at the Loretto

  • National Guard winds down COVID-19 support, remains ready

    ARLINGTON, Va. – With COVID-19 case counts and positivity rates decreasing, the Department of Defense ended its active-duty component’s support for coronavirus missions last week.But Defense Department Press Secretary John Kirby recently noted the mission is not yet complete for the National

  • 165th Airlift Wing Guardsmen wrap up COVID-19 response

    SAVANNAH, Ga.– More than 30 Airmen from the 165th Airlift Wing, Georgia Air National Guard, demobilized March 18 after volunteering to serve on the Georgia Coronavirus Response Task Force.These multi-capable Airmen from various career fields have served more than 60 days spread out across 15 COVID

  • Michigan Airman embraces nurse assistant program, service

    MIDLAND, Michigan - Senior Airman Tiffany McPherson knows exactly why she joined the Michigan Air National Guard.“I didn’t join to become a stranger,” she says. “I joined to get more involved and to do everything I can to make our little piece of the world a better place.”Since 2002, McPherson’s

  • Pennsylvania National Guard ends COVID-19 response mission

    FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, Pa. – After two years and hundreds of missions across the commonwealth, the Pennsylvania National Guard has ended its COVID-19 response.Guard members were first activated March 17, 2020, to assist the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and transport home 38 residents

  • New policy helps Guard members coming off COVID duty

    ARLINGTON, Va. – A new policy intended to help National Guard members who were activated to support COVID-19 operations is a “win for the health of the force.”That is according to Army Maj. Gen. Jill Faris, director of the National Guard Bureau’s Office of the Joint Surgeon.“We’ve had so many people

  • Connecticut National Guard ends COVID response mission

    NEW BRITAIN, Conn. – The Connecticut National Guard handed over the keys to the state commodities warehouse in New Britain to the Connecticut Department of Health March 15, effectively ending its COVID-19 response mission.On March 10, 2020, Gov. Ned Lamont declared a state of emergency due to the