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Guard Soldier responds to 3rd NYC emergency in 20-year career
May 5, 2020
New York Army National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Joseph Maloney at the Javits New York Medical Station in New York, May 3, 2020. Malone is on his third emergency deployment in New York. He responded to the 9/11 attacks and to the response to Superstorm Sandy in 2012.

Michigan Airman provides PPE to frontline workers
May 4, 2020
Staff Sgt. Jacob Rader, an operations intelligence analyst, 110th Operations Group, Battle Creek Air National Guard Base, Michigan, provides comfort to those on the front line by using his 3D printer and donating his time and resources to create face shields for those in need.

Iowa Guard Soldier helps community with virtual instruction
May 4, 2020
Spc. Taylor Lenhart, a military police Soldier with the 186th Military Police Company, Iowa Army National Guard, helps move a traffic barrier in Des Moines April 27, 2020. Lenhart is one of 60 military police Soldiers supporting the first drive-through COVID-19 testing site in Iowa. Before duty, Lenhart helps her community as a karate instructor by providing virtual classes.

104th Fighter Wing Wellness Team answers the call for help
May 4, 2020
Lisa Potito, wellness team coordinator, right, and Mary Keeler, sexual assault response coordinator, left, The 104th Fighter Wing Wellness Team, help distribute food at a nonprofit farmers market that is free for the military, April 4, 2020.

Shared online workouts lift spirits during home isolation
May 1, 2020
U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the I.G. Brown Training and Education Center in East Tennessee complete an online workout together, May 1, 2020, while following stay-at-home guidelines for COVID-19 mitigation.

Children personalize medals for Florida Guard and partners
May 1, 2020
Florida National Guard Spc. Zachary Snyder, 2-124th Regiment 53rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, receives a donated and decorated medal from a Memorial Healthcare Systems employee at C.B. Smith Park Community- Based Testing Site.

Chaplains reach out to Cal Guard members fighting COVID-19
April 30, 2020
U.S. Air Force Maj. Edward Ganigan, center, a chaplain from the 163d Attack Wing, California Air National Guard, prays for soldiers of the California Army National Guard’s 315th Vertical Construction Company and staff members of the FIND Desert Regional Food Bank in Indio, California, April 29, 2020.

Iowa State grads dominate National Guard COVID-19 task force
April 30, 2020
Capt. Theodore Knust, personnel officer at the 734th Regional Support Group, participates in a briefing at the Task Force Central command post in Johnston April 29, 2020. Knust received his commission with the Cyclone Battalion at the Iowa State University Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program more than 10 years ago. Now he’s working alongside seven other former Cyclones during the Iowa National Guard’s response to COVID-19.

KC-135 boom operator supports Washington food banks
April 29, 2020
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. David Stefaniak, a boom operator with the Washington Air National Guard's 116th Air Refueling Squadron, sorts food at the Issaquah Food Bank April 15, 2020. Stefaniak is supporting multiple food banks in the Puget Sound area as part of the state's COVID-19 response.

Dogs ease stress for COVID-19 response troops in New York
April 29, 2020
Spc. Amber Freeman from Kingston, N.Y., assigned to the New York Army National Guard, poses for a picture and pets Sophie, a Labrador retriever service dog provided by Puppies Behind Bars in New York City, April 23, 2020. Puppies Behind Bars is a nonprofit organization that trains prison inmates to raise service dogs for wounded war veterans and first responders, as well as explosive-detection canines for law enforcement.