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  • 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
  • Wisconsin Guard tops 150,000 COVID-19 specimens collected

    Wisconsin National Guard teams have collected more than 150,000 COVID-19 test specimens across the state in support of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.The milestone was reached June 23 when more than 5,200 specimens were collected, bringing the total to 154,012 specimens statewide.The teams, which are tailored to meet the needs of
  • New York National Guard delivers 16.6 million meals

    LATHAM, N.Y. – Eighty-two days into the COVID-19 pandemic response mission, New York National Guard Soldiers and Airmen have helped test 285,659 New Yorkers for the coronavirus, delivered 16,643,740 meals and assembled 1,399,580 test kits.The New York National Guard has 2,816 Soldiers and 429 Airmen on the mission. There are 157 members of New
  • Mobilians with Alabama Guard combat COVID-19 in hometown

    MOBILE, Ala. – Task Force 31, a joint effort between the Alabama Air and Army National Guard, has been fighting COVID-19 in the state since April.With numbers continuing to rise in the city, the Mobile natives who have been called to active duty are taking the fight personally.“I joined [the National Guard] specifically to help my community,” said
  • WADS Airman sews 150 masks for Alabama hospital workers

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – A Washington Air National Guard member from the Western Air Defense Sector (WADS) sewed 150 protective cloth masks and sent them to a hospital in Alabama.Staff Sgt. Rachel Yandon, a radio frequency transmission systems apprentice working in the 225th Support Squadron’s Communications Focal Point, first thought of
  • Wisconsin Guard conducting mobile testing around state

    MADISON, Wis. – Twenty-five specimen collection teams from the Wisconsin National Guard are helping local and state health officials increase the state's COVID-19 testing capacity.More than 600 Soldiers and Airmen established mobile testing sites at correctional facilities and health clinics, private businesses and community-based testing sites.As
  • 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
  • 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
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