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  • Nevada National Guard stays in fight against COVID-19

    LAS VEGAS – More than eight months into the Nevada National Guard's battle against COVID-19, the stubborn microscopic enemy shows no sign of surrender as many of the state's counties report record numbers of cases. Even though nearly 400 Nevada Guard Soldiers and Airmen were on duty daily in November supporting the state's effort to curb the
  • Wisconsin National Guard tops 800,000 COVID-19 tests

    MADISON, Wis. – Members of the Wisconsin National Guard have collected more than 800,000 COVID-19 test samples while supporting the Wisconsin Department of Health Service’s efforts to expand testing across the state.Guard teams last week collected a record 55,000 specimens at community-based testing sites and during several institutional-based
  • 167th Airmen provide COVID-19 testing and other support

    MARTINSBURG, W.Va. – Since early on in the global pandemic, the 167th Airlift Wing has supported West Virginia COVID-19 response efforts with manpower, resources and time.The 167th Medical Group Expeditionary Community Testing Detachment for COVID-19 supported a community testing event Sept. 30 at the West Virginia University Recreation Center in
  • 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
  • Colorado National Guard reaches COVID-19 testing milestone

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. – By order of Gov. Jared Polis, Colorado National Guard members reached a testing milestone this week in support of the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment amid ongoing COVID-19 testing across Colorado. Joint Task Force-Centennial’s Task Force Test Support has tested more than 20,000 Coloradans at 122 testing sites
  • Flexibility is key for California Guard medical strike team

    INDIO, Calif. – Capt. Patrick McGar, a drill status Guardsmen and 144th Medical Group Detachment clinical nurse, had to adapt repeatedly as mission requirements changed while he was serving as a member of a COVID-19 medical strike team, which provided support to several Southern California cities affected by the novel coronavirus, from April to
  • Wisconsin Guard surpasses 250,000 COVID-19 tests collected

    MADISON, Wis. – Members of the Wisconsin National Guard have tested 256,000 people across the state for COVID-19 in ongoing operations to increase Wisconsin’s testing capacity.Mobile specimen collection teams from the Wisconsin National Guard are supporting local health departments and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.The teams, which
  • Colorado Guard tests for COVID-19 at corrections facilities

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. – Colorado National Guard Soldiers and Airmen are helping test inmates and staff at select correctional facilities in Colorado for COVID-19.At the request of the state, Joint Task Force-Centennial has employed Mobile Testing and Training teams comprised of nearly 70 Colorado Army and Air National members from more than 12 units to
  • Michigan National Guard provides COVID-19 testing in Flint

    FLINT, Mich. – The Michigan National Guard provided free, drive-thru COVID-19 testing for Flint and Genesee County residents July 9-10.To help slow the spread of the virus, the 182nd Task Force deployed 27 members of the Air National Guard to the Shiloh Missionary Church in partnership with the Genesee County health department and other state
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