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  • Kansas Guard helps limit COVID-19 spread at nursing homes

    Kansas Air National Guard medical teams take pride in helping their communities. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, medical technicians from the 190th Air Refueling Wing have visited more than a dozen nursing facilities in the Topeka and Rossville area, completing over 350 fittings of N95 protective masks.“Meeting all the new people, going to
  • Indiana National Guard helps medical workers at state prisons

    INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana National Guard Soldiers and Airmen provided medical support to Indiana Department of Correction (IDOC) facilities across the state in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.“These medical professionals quickly augmented the governor’s effort to reduce the impact of COVID-19 in correctional facilities during this public health
  • 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
  • Virginia National Guard helping fight COVID-19

    RICHMOND, Va. – More than 530 members of the Virginia National Guard are supporting COVID-19 response efforts, including testing for the coronavirus, demonstrating how to use personal protective equipment (PPE) and distributing food and medical supplies.VNG Soldiers, Airmen and members of the Virginia Defense Force are supporting planning teams and
  • 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
  • Colorado Air Guard members sew masks in lieu of parachutes

    BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Colorado Air National Guard’s 140th Wing Aircrew Flight Equipment (AFE) shop in Aurora volunteered to sew more than 500 masks to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in the community.These Airmen learn to sew to make parachutes and mend uniform items, explained the commander of the 140th Operations Support Squadron, U.S.
  • New Mexico Air Guard delivers PPE across state

    GRANTS, N.M. – New Mexico Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Israel Martinez and Senior Airman Jason Quintana recently delivered personal protective equipment (PPE) to Cibola County.As part of the statewide response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Martinez and Quintana drove more than 60 miles from Albuquerque to Grants to deliver the much-needed PPE to the
  • Maintenance team makes face masks for Texas Air Guard members

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – When guidance came out that personnel on base should wear face coverings when within 6 feet of each other, one Air National Guard member with a personal 3D printer figured he could help.Staff Sgt. Paul Renker, a 149th Fighter Wing hydraulics technician, stepped up to assist those who needed to adapt to the
  • PRANG Airman makes PPE for security forces, first responders

    A Puerto Rico Air National Guard Airman brought innovation to the fight against the continued spread of COVID-19, to provide personal protective equipment in the midst of a nationwide shortage.After reading about 3D printing enthusiasts in Europe making plastic face shields, 1st Lt. Jose Arroyo, a cyberspace operations officer with the 156th
  • 177th FW sews face masks for mission-essential personnel

    ATLANTIC CITY AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, N.J. – The 177th Fighter Wing Aircrew Flight Equipment shop began sewing and distributing face masks for mission-essential personnel April 8.The 177th FW is committed to maintaining national defense while taking every precaution to ensure the health and well-being of Airmen, families and community in response
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