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  • 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
  • North Dakota National Guard marks year of COVID-19 response

    BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota National Guard marked its one-year anniversary of COVID-19 response operations in support of state and community health agencies. The first North Dakota Guard members were activated for COVID-19 duty on March 16, 2020.The ongoing pandemic support mission is the largest and longest state mobilization in North Dakota
  • VNG Soldiers, Airmen engaged in COVID-19 vaccinations

    RICHMOND, Va. — The mission of about 120 Soldiers and Airmen assigned to the Virginia National Guard’s COVID-19 testing task force has evolved to include support to vaccination clinics run by health departments across the commonwealth.Beginning in mid-January, one of the task force’s testing strike teams adjusted to support point-of-distribution
  • 103rd Airlift Wing increases COVID-19 response

    EAST GRANBY, Conn. – As Connecticut increases its number of COVID-19 vaccination sites throughout the state, 150 Airmen from the 103rd Airlift Wing have volunteered to help the Connecticut National Guard support its many enduring response missions, including COVID-19 testing and food distribution.“Over the last week, we’ve seen a big increase in
  • 125th Fighter Wing Airmen assist with COVID-19 vaccinations

    JACKSONVILLE AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Fla. – Sixty Airmen from the 125th Fighter Wing activated Feb. 1 to support increased COVID-19 testing and vaccination administration at a Jacksonville mall. The Airmen will help vaccinate eligible residents in support of the Florida Department of Health’s statewide response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “As we’ve
  • Utah National Guard broadens COVID-19 support across Utah

    DRAPER, Utah – The Utah National Guard, in cooperation with the Utah Department of Health, has expanded its support of the COVID-19 mission to provide vaccinations and monoclonal antibody infusions to patients living in long-term care facilities throughout Utah.On Jan. 19, Utah National Guard Soldiers and Airmen began administering vaccinations in
  • Nevada Guard helps track COVID-19 spread among Reno homeless

    RENO, Nev. – Nevada National Guardsmen conducted a sample collection site for COVID-19 testing Thursday after the Washoe County Health District noticed an uptick in cases among homeless people at downtown shelters operated by Volunteers of America. “Our top priority is the health and safety of our guests, residents and staff,” said Pat Cashell,
  • 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
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