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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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,

  • 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

  • 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

  • West Virginia Airmen use 3D printing to produce face shields

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia National Guard is taking an innovative approach to help alleviate the nationwide shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) during the COVID-19 outbreak.Tech. Sgt. Alan Pasel, an aircraft metals technology specialist assigned to the 130th Maintenance