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  • 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. The food bank task force was set up by the MING
  • 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
  • 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 to feed the community,” said U.S. Air Force Senior
  • 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 become extremely valuable and he would be very busy
  • 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 the 138,000 pounds of food the charity delivers
  • 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 2,923 New York Army National Guard Soldiers and
  • 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 area along the Gulf Coast, COVID-19 response
  • 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 Guard Airmen organized into six geographic joint task
  • 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 critically needed, now more than ever,” said Col.
  • Alaska National Guard responds to COVID-19 threat

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – The Alaska National Guard Joint Task Force-Logistics team is supporting three missions for the State Emergency Operations Center during the COVID-19 pandemic.The team is in charge of sourcing and disseminating equipment and people internally to support entities within the Alaska National Guard, and
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