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  • Ohio National Guard helps vaccinate Ohioans at mass clinic

    CLEVELAND – The Ohio National Guard is helping vaccinate Cleveland residents at Ohio’s Community Vaccination Center at Cleveland State University to protect lives by stopping the spread of COVID-19.The Community Vaccination Center (CVC), which is managed by the state of Ohio and supported by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, is staffed by
  • Ohio National Guard begins 2nd year of COVID response

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – The National Guard’s motto, “Always Ready, Always There,” has never been truer than in the past year. March 23 marked the one-year anniversary of the Ohio National Guard’s first mission as part of the state’s response to COVID-19, when members answered the call from Gov. Mike DeWine and reported for duty at food banks across the
  • Ohio Guard partners with state to plan vaccine distribution

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – Military and civilian partners form an assembly line around tables and carefully work together to safely transfer glass vials into small boxes. Time is of the essence to keep the vials super cold. The vials are empty now and the packaging assembly lines are just for practice, as the Ohio National Guard works with the Ohio
  • Ohio Guard helps build urban farm for Columbus communities

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – With widespread food insecurity across the state during the COVID-19 pandemic, Ohio National Guard Soldiers and Airmen were called in March to support regional food bank warehouses and local pantries.In addition to that support, about 15 Guard members helping at the Mid-Ohio Foodbank had a unique task assigned to them at an
  • 180FW Airman fixes courthouse clock

    BOWLING GREEN, Ohio – The historic clock at the Wood County Courthouse can start ticking again after an Ohio National Guard Airman designed and built a gear to replace a broken part.The clock had been out of service since November. After seeing an article about the clock, Staff Sgt. Alex Wynn, a machinist assigned to the 180th Fighter Wing, offered
  • Nurse joins Ohio National Guard amid COVID-19 pandemic

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – Joining the military is a big decision. Many people would say the same thing about the health care profession. However, when registered nurse Brandi Purdy received the Air National Guard’s call in March that she was cleared to swear in, she did not hesitate. Purdy swore in on April 21 amid the global COVID-19 pandemic and Ohio’s
  • Ohio National Guard provides medical aid at federal prison

    ELKTON, Ohio – From blizzards to hurricanes, from East Coast to West Coast and anything in between, members of the National Guard answer the call each time our nation is in need.Today, as COVID-19 continues to grip America, more than 46,600 National Guard Soldiers and Airmen are deployed to every state, three U.S. territories and the District of
  • Ohio Guard helps state evaluate alternate care sites

    UPPER SANDUSKY, Ohio – Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine turned to the Ohio National Guard to help develop a plan to expand medical capacity as Ohio’s health care systems brace for the looming COVID-19 peak.The Ohio National Guard’s response? A regional approach supporting state agencies aimed at one goal: identifying alternate care sites that are not
  • Doctor helps keep Guard members safe to serve

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – All across the nation, National Guard Airmen and Soldiers are supporting their communities and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, potentially exposing themselves while serving their duties.As the men and women of the Ohio National Guard work to protect their communities, Air Force Lt. Col. Gary Katz, a flight surgeon assigned to
  • 178th Wing analysts serve Ohioans in response to COVID19

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — In a time of uncertainty, nearly 400 members of the Ohio National Guard have been called to state active duty to serve in their communities and aid people throughout Ohio during the COVID-19 pandemic.Four analysts with the 178th Wing are assigned to the Joint Task Force 37 (JTF-37) in support of Operation Steady Resolve.These

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