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  • Nebraska Guard transitions testing teams to health workers

    LINCOLN, Neb. – After months of support, the Nebraska National Guard is transitioning COVID-19 testing teams to civilian health care workers throughout Nebraska.As of July 1, full Nebraska National Guard testing teams are no longer activated to provide testing throughout Nebraska. But a small group

  • CONG helps test wildland firefighting teams for COVID-19

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. – Colorado National Guard Soldiers and Airmen conducted COVID-19 tests of more than 250 first responders involved in fighting wildland fires June 22-29. At the request of the state, Joint Task Force-Centennial has employed Mobile Testing and Training teams comprised of nearly 70

  • Wisconsin Guard tops 150,000 COVID-19 specimens collected

    Wisconsin National Guard teams have collected more than 150,000 COVID-19 test specimens across the state in support of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.The milestone was reached June 23 when more than 5,200 specimens were collected, bringing the total to 154,012 specimens statewide.The

  • Michigan National Guard tests at long-term care facilities

    LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan National Guard visited three long-term care facilities May 28 to assist with continued COVID-19 testing in Berrien County.This initiative is part of the Michigan National Guard’s collaboration with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the State

  • New York National Guard delivers 16.6 million meals

    LATHAM, N.Y. – Eighty-two days into the COVID-19 pandemic response mission, New York National Guard Soldiers and Airmen have helped test 285,659 New Yorkers for the coronavirus, delivered 16,643,740 meals and assembled 1,399,580 test kits.The New York National Guard has 2,816 Soldiers and 429 Airmen

  • 132d Wing Airmen provide COVID-19 screening

    DENISON, Iowa – Members of the Iowa National Guard screened hundreds of residents in Crawford County for COVID-19 by nasal swab or antibody testing May 11-22.A team of Airmen from the 132d Medical Group, 132d Force Support Squadron and 132d Security Forces Squadron set up and operated a Joint Mobile

  • Washington Guard partners with Quinault Indian Nation

    TAHOLAH, Wash. – While adjusting the volume on her walkie-talkie to compensate for a facial mask and the constant drizzle, 2nd Lt. Megan E. Zurliene pauses for a reply over the channel from one of her troops. Patiently waiting, she paces around the operations center at the Quinault Indian Nation

  • Guard assists state health officials in COVID-19 mapping

    ARLINGTON, Va. – National Guard members are helping state and local health agencies conduct voluntary COVID-19 mapping to track and reduce the spread of the virus.“We are not focused on tracking the individual,” said Air Force Lt. Col. Christopher Panush, officer in charge of the Washington National

  • Oklahoma Guard supports hot spot through COVID-19 outbreak

    GUYMON, Okla. – The Oklahoma Air and Army National Guard is helping the Oklahoma State Department of Health and other state and federal agencies control the spread of COVID-19 in some of the state’s most affected areas, including the “hot spot” of Guymon.As of May 19, Guymon had 650 confirmed cases

  • Wisconsin Guard conducting mobile testing around state

    MADISON, Wis. – More than 600 Citizen-Soldiers and -Airmen with the Wisconsin National Guard have tested 58,093 people for COVID-19 in a continuing statewide mission.The Guard’s 25 specimen collection teams are supporting local health departments and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services to