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  • Nevada National Guard enters final stages of COVID battle

    LAS VEGAS – After 16 months on the front lines fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, Nevada Guard Soldiers and Airmen are in the final stages of the battle as coronavirus cases hit an all-time low in the Silver State.The number of Guardsmen working coronavirus missions in Nevada will decrease dramatically in the coming weeks, with fewer than 150 on COVID
  • WING helps administer almost 100,000 COVID-19 vaccines

    MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin National Guard Citizen-Soldiers and -Airmen have helped local health departments administer nearly 100,000 COVID-19 vaccines since establishing the first mobile vaccination teams in late January.Guard personnel on mobile vaccination teams have responded to requests for assistance in more than a dozen Wisconsin
  • NYNG ships over 10 million COVID test kits statewide

    TROY, N.Y. – Since last April, the New York National Guard has assembled and shipped more than 10.4 million COVID-19 test kits to public testing sites, nursing homes, schools, universities and hospitals.The operation started in a room at the New York State Department of Health’s Wadsworth Center building in Albany and expanded to a former armory
  • 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,
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