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Erbil Air Base among 1st in CENTCOM to receive COVID vaccine
January 29, 2021
U.S. Army Col. Scott Desormeaux, brigade commander of the Louisiana National Guard’s 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, receives the COVID-19 vaccine at Erbil Air Base, Iraq, Jan.18, 2021. Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) received 300 vaccines for the Combined Joint Operations Area, 110 of those were administered at EAB.

Halfway through deployment, 28th ECAB remains focused
January 22, 2021
A CH-47 Chinook helicopter, operated by Soldiers with Bravo Company, 3-238th General Support Aviation Battalion, 28th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade, flies over the 28th ECAB's area of operations in the Middle East during a routine flight mission. Soldiers with the 28th ECAB recently passed the midway point of their deployment.

Despite pandemic, mission changes, 829th soldiers on overseas
August 19, 2020
Sgt. Douglas King of the Wisconsin Army National Guard's 829th Engineer Company assesses a road repair project in Afghanistan with a Romanian soldier in April 2020. Approximately 150 Soldiers from the 829th Engineer Company are deployed across the Middle East and Southwest Asia.

Wisconsin National Guard team delivers while deployed
July 1, 2020
Members of the Wisconsin National Guard’s 1967th Contingency Contracting Team are serving at Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa, providing contracting support to U.S. forces in the region. Pictured, left to right: Capt. James Hedman, Sgt. 1st Class Curtis Clements, Capt. Gary Brown, Sgt. Brookelyn Nelson and Master Sgt. Zachary Tevis.

Task Force Spartan works to protect Soldiers from COVID-19
April 13, 2020
Maj. Jean Kratzer of Task Force Spartan washes her hands at the entrance of a dining facility in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. The CDC also recommends disinfecting frequently touched surfaces, avoiding close contact with those who are sick, covering coughs and sneezes with a tissue, cloth, or the inside of your elbow and observing social distancing.

KFOR RC-E commander delivers PPE to North and South Mitrovica
April 10, 2020
US-led Kosovo Force Regional-Command East Commander Col. Eric Riley, 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Oregon Army National Guard, delivered personal protective equipment April 7, 2020, to North and South Mitrovica to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Nebraska Airmen deploy overseas
April 2, 2020
Airmen with the 155th Air Refueling Wing board a KC-135 Stratotanker, March 25, 2020, at the Nebraska National Guard air base in Lincoln for deployment to the U.S. Central Command area in support of overseas contingency operations.