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  • Wisconsin Guard marks first anniversary of COVID response

    MADISON, Wis. – Gov. Tony Evers declared a public health emergency in Wisconsin one year ago, a day after the World Health Organization said COVID-19 had become a pandemic."What a year," Maj. Gen. Paul Knapp, Wisconsin's adjutant general, said during a March 12 ceremony commemorating the anniversary. "Think about where we were one year ago."The
  • 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
  • Connecticut Air National Guard helps distribute food

    EAST HARTFORD, Conn. – As the 103rd Airlift Wing increases the number of activated personnel to support COVID-19 response missions throughout the state, a team of Airmen is lending a hand to help the many Connecticut residents in need of food assistance.The 10 Airmen are assisting logistics operations at a Foodshare drive-thru emergency
  • Wisconsin National Guard assists with vaccine rollout

    MADISON, Wis. — A small team of Citizen-Soldiers and -Airmen from the Wisconsin National Guard supported the distribution of the state’s first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines.Approximately 20 troops are helping manage vaccine inventory at undisclosed sites across the state.The troops are serving in a support role in coordination with other state
  • Nevada National Guard stays in fight against COVID-19

    LAS VEGAS – More than eight months into the Nevada National Guard's battle against COVID-19, the stubborn microscopic enemy shows no sign of surrender as many of the state's counties report record numbers of cases. Even though nearly 400 Nevada Guard Soldiers and Airmen were on duty daily in November supporting the state's effort to curb the
  • Wisconsin National Guard tops 800,000 COVID-19 tests

    MADISON, Wis. – Members of the Wisconsin National Guard have collected more than 800,000 COVID-19 test samples while supporting the Wisconsin Department of Health Service’s efforts to expand testing across the state.Guard teams last week collected a record 55,000 specimens at community-based testing sites and during several institutional-based
  • 167th Airmen provide COVID-19 testing and other support

    MARTINSBURG, W.Va. – Since early on in the global pandemic, the 167th Airlift Wing has supported West Virginia COVID-19 response efforts with manpower, resources and time.The 167th Medical Group Expeditionary Community Testing Detachment for COVID-19 supported a community testing event Sept. 30 at the West Virginia University Recreation Center in
  • Connecticut National Guard helps distribute masks to schools

    WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – The Connecticut National Guard is helping both the Connecticut State Department of Education and Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security distribute masks to school districts throughout the state as many transition back to in-person or hybrid learning.Airmen and Soldiers helped distribute approximately 100,000
  • Wisconsin Guard surpasses 250,000 COVID-19 tests collected

    MADISON, Wis. – Members of the Wisconsin National Guard have tested 256,000 people across the state for COVID-19 in ongoing operations to increase Wisconsin’s testing capacity.Mobile specimen collection teams from the Wisconsin National Guard are supporting local health departments and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.The teams, which
  • North Carolina National Guard delivers PPE to school nurses

    CENTRAL, N.C. - The North Carolina National Guard helped distribute personal protective equipment (PPE) for school nurses in public and charter schools throughout the state June 29-30. The NCNG is working with North Carolina Emergency Management, N.C. Department of Health and Human Services and local food banks to help support COVID-19 relief
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