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  • Missouri Airmen mother, daughter join in fight against COVID

    ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – Missouri National Guard Senior Airman Terra Waitl from the 139th Logistics Readiness Squadron's material management office was activated for food bank missions in May last year.But she's not the only Waitl serving on COVID-19 missions. Her stepdaughter, Airman 1st Class Krysta

  • Michigan National Guard helps food banks meet increased need

    LANSING, Mich. – Michigan National Guard (MING) Soldiers and Airmen, working alongside food bank workers and volunteers across the state, have helped distribute more than 34 million pounds of food to those in need.The Soldiers and Airmen are part of the state's COVID-19 Joint Task Force (JTF) 172.

  • 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

  • Michigan National Guard helps local food bank feed kids

    LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan National Guard has been a force multiplier for good in Michigan communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, the Guard is working with the Greater Lansing Food Bank, building thousands of food bags and distributing them to children.“It’s really gratifying being able

  • WADS Airman supports food banks, jobless, wildfire response

    INCHELIUM, Wash. – An infrastructure technician from the Western Air Defense Sector, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, demonstrated the tremendous value of a drill status Guardsman this summer.When Senior Airman Payton Chiou joined the Western Air Defense sector in 2016, he didn't know his training would

  • Michigan National Guard helps get food to those in need

    The Michigan National Guard is helping a charitable food distribution network complete its mission despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.Michigan Citizen-Soldiers and Citizen-Airmen spent part of August working at the Forgotten Harvest food bank in Royal Oak, helping sort, process and ship

  • NY Guard distributes 11 million meals, helps test 250,000

    LATHAM, N.Y. – Seventy-two days into the COVID-19 pandemic response, New York National Guard Soldiers and Airmen have distributed more than 11 million meals, assembled almost 1 million COVID-19 test kits and helped administer a quarter of a million tests.As of May 18, the New York National Guard had

  • Guard's COVID-19 response is largest since Hurricane Katrina

    ARLINGTON, Va. - Almost 47,000 Soldiers and Airmen from the National Guard are activated to help fight COVID-19 in the Guard’s largest domestic response effort since Hurricane Katrina in 2005. More than 51,000 Guard members responded to Katrina. While Katrina response efforts were in a concentrated

  • NY Guard delivers 4.5 million meals, half-million test kits

    LATHAM, N.Y. – Sixty-two days after the first New Yorker was diagnosed with COVID-19, and 55 days after being called to duty to help contain the pandemic, the New York National Guard has 3,629 members on duty.This includes 2,994 New York Army National Guard Soldiers and 470 New York Air National

  • KC-135 boom operator supports Washington food banks

    ISSAQUAH, Wash. – Staff Sgt. David Stefaniak is one of over 200 Washington Air National Guard members who have stepped up to volunteer to help shore up food banks across the state during 2019 coronavirus pandemic.“The massive economic impact caused by COVID-19 means that food bank services are