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  • Indiana National Guard vaccinates thousands at speedway

    INDIANAPOLIS – National Guardsmen from across Indiana converged on the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the largest sports venue in the world, to vaccinate thousands of people in March.More than 300 Guard members administered roughly 4,000 Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines a day during the four-day mass vaccination clinic. Among the Hoosiers
  • 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
  • Puerto Rico National Guard vaccinates thousands of people

    FORT BUCHANAN, PR – The Puerto Rico National Guard, mobilized a year ago to support the fight against COVID-19, is carrying out "Operation Strong Front" by helping vaccinate thousands of Puerto Ricans.The PRNG is overseeing six vaccination centers in San Juan, Bayamón, Caguas, Ponce, Mayagüez and Arecibo. Guard members are also administering
  • Connecticut Guard assists with vaccinations for school staff

    HARTFORD, Conn. – Connecticut National Guard members from the 103rd Airlift Wing supported a clinic set up at Saint Francis Hospital to vaccinate 1,500 teachers and staff from Hartford Public Schools March 4-5.Airmen teamed with hospital staff members at the stations within the clinic. As the hospital staff administered the vaccine to patients,
  • Oregon National Guard expands COVID-19 vaccinations

    SALEM, Ore. – Oregon National Guard Soldiers and Airmen have vaccinated more than 100,000 people in the nearly two months since they were activated by Gov. Kate Brown to help the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) distribute the COVID-19 vaccine.With the initial call-up of more than 40 Oregon Guardsmen Jan. 8, additional service members have been
  • Vermont Guard shifts from COVID-19 testing to vaccination

    BURLINGTON, Vt. – The combined Vermont Air and Army National Guard group comprising Task Force Coyote transitioned March 3 from COVID-19 testing to vaccinating the public.Supporting the Vermont Department of Health, 32 Vermont National Guard Soldiers and Airmen helped direct, register and vaccinate visitors in a reconfigured conference room at 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
  • Maryland Air Guard helps out at stadium vaccination site

    BALTIMORE – The Maryland Air National Guard supported the opening of a COVID-19 mass vaccination site at M&T Bank Stadium Feb. 25. In addition to the sites at Six Flags in Bowie and the Baltimore Convention Center, Maryland residents will now be able to schedule appointments at the 55,000-square-foot stadium site in Baltimore. For 18 days, 45
  • Michigan vaccination teams bring hope to local communities

    LANSING, Mich. – Soldiers and Airmen with Michigan’s Army and Air National Guard continue partnering with health departments at vaccination clinics around the state to help battle COVID-19.One clinic was held in Battle Creek.“Today, we are doing primarily our second dose for COVID-19 mass vaccination clinic,” said Brigette Reichenbaugh, deputy
  • National Guard vaccinates hundreds of thousands of people

    WASHINGTON – National Guard Soldiers and Airmen are vaccinating about 72,000 people a day across the country in the Guard's ongoing, year-long effort to help combat the spread of COVID-19, Air Force Maj. Gen. Steven S. Nordhaus told members of Congress Feb. 17. Nordhaus, director of operations at the National Guard Bureau, updated the House Armed

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