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167th Airmen are force multipliers in fight against COVID-19
April 16, 2021
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Katie Farrell, an aerospace medical technician with the 167th Medical Group assigned to the West Virginia National Guard’s Task Force Medical – East, administers a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to an Airman in the 167th Airlift Wing dining facility, Martinsburg, West Virginia, April 11, 2021. The vaccine is administered in two shots, with the second shot administered no more than six weeks after the first.

WVNG, emergency management division plan Vigilant Guard 2021
March 19, 2021
Members of the West Virginia National Guard met with personnel from the West Virginia Emergency Management Division, Mar. 10, 2021, in Dunbar, West Virginia, to plan the Vigilant Guard exercise to be held in the Mountain State this summer.

West Virginia National Guard marks one year of COVID mission
March 12, 2021
Members of the West Virginia National Guard participate in a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Joint Forces Headquarters, Charleston, West Virginia, Jan. 13, 2021. West Virginia maintains one of the highest percentages of vaccine allocation use in the United States and is rapidly expanding capacity to inoculate the population.

WVNG shares vaccine best practices with SPP partner Peru
March 4, 2021
Members of the West Virginia National Guard and the West Virginia Joint Interagency Task Force for COVID-19 Vaccines shared best practices and lessons learned for COVID-19 vaccine distribution with Peru during a virtual workshop March 2, 2021. West Virginia and Peru have a longstanding relationship under the National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program.

Airmen voluntarily receive COVID-19 vaccine
February 10, 2021
Staff Sgt. Katie Farrell and Staff Sgt. Ian Miller, standing, administer the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to Airmen in the 167th Airlift Wing dining facility Feb. 6, 2021. Farrell and Miller are members of the 167th Medical Group serving in the West Virginia National Guard’s Task Force Medical-East.

WVNG helps state increase COVID-19 vaccinations
January 28, 2021
Members of the West Virginia National Guard conduct and participate in a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Joint Forces Headquarters, Charleston, West Virginia, Jan. 13, 2021. West Virginia maintains one of the highest percentages of vaccine allocation use in the United States and is rapidly expanding capacity to inoculate the population.

Wisconsin Soldiers love the ‘Big Boom’ at Winter Strike 21
January 26, 2021
A gunnery team from C Battery, 1st/120th Field Artillery, Wisconsin National Guard, prepares to load and fire a M-777 Howitzer during Winter Strike 21 at Camp Grayling Maneuver Center, Mich., Jan. 25, 2021. Winter Strike 21 is a cold weather readiness event held as part of the Northern Strike exercise series that offers the Michigan National Guard’s unparalleled facilities as a venue for U.S. and coalition forces to receive advanced All-Domain joint fires training in all weather conditions.

WVNG helps state get COVID-19 vaccine into arms
January 21, 2021
A West Virginia National Guard Airman provides a COVID-19 test to a citizen on May 22, 2020, in Charleston, W.Va.

National Guard troops head to DC from as far away as Guam
January 17, 2021
Louisiana National Guard Soldiers and Airmen from throughout the state board a plane to Washington, D.C., from Alexandria, La., on Jan. 16, 2021. They will support the District of Columbia National Guard and local and federal authorities through the presidential inauguration in the nation's capital.

National Guard takes on COVID-19 vaccination mission
January 14, 2021
Michigan Army National Guard Sgt. Mark Abbott administers a COVID-19 vaccine to a health care worker at the Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital, Rochester, Michigan, Dec. 21, 2020. The Michigan Army National Guard is part of a nationwide National Guard effort that involves collecting, securing, transporting and – when requested – administering COVID-19 vaccinations.

WVNG assists with state COVID-19 vaccination program
January 14, 2021
Members of the West Virginia National Guard participate in a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Joint Forces Headquarters, Charleston, West Virginia, Jan. 13, 2021. West Virginia maintains one of the highest percentages of vaccine allocation use in the United States and is rapidly expanding capacity to inoculate the population.

Ohio National Guard forward observer is ARCENT NCO of Year
January 4, 2021
Ohio Army National Guard Sgt. Aaron Amsden, a forward observer for the 1st Battalion, 145th Armored Regiment, was crowned the winner of the U.S. Army Central Command’s Best Warrior Competition, noncommissioned officer category, and also competed in the Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) competition in 2020. The BWC recognizes Soldiers who demonstrate commitment to Army values, embody the warrior ethos and represent the force of the future.

Battling COVID-19 was among WVNG's many missions in 2020
December 31, 2020
A West Virginia National Guard Airman provides a COVID-19 test to a citizen on May 22, 2020, in Charleston, W.Va.

WVNG helps process, deliver COVID-19 vaccine
December 21, 2020
Members of the West Virginia Joint Interagency Task Force for Vaccinations hold a drill to finalize plans to receive, handle and distribute COVID-19 vaccine across West Virginia at the West Virginia National Guard Joint Forces Headquarters in Charleston, Dec. 11, 2020.

West Virginia Guard, partners prepare for COVID-19 vaccine
December 14, 2020
Members of the West Virginia Joint Interagency Task Force for Vaccinations hold a drill to finalize plans to receive, handle and distribute COVID-19 vaccine across West Virginia at the West Virginia National Guard Joint Forces Headquarters in Charleston, Dec. 11, 2020.

W.Va. Guardsman uses unique training to save neighbor's home
November 24, 2020
A wildland fire 1st Sgt. John Russell of the West Virginia National Guard's 249th Band was confronted with near his home in Winchester, Virginia, Nov. 19, 2020. Russell used basic wildland firefighting training he received with the West Virginia Division of Forestry (WVDOF) in October 2019 to help contain the fire and save a neighbor's home from potential damage.

WVNG joins SPP partner Qatar in virtual exercise
November 23, 2020
Members of the West Virginia National Guard recently participated in a virtual seminar with members of the Qatari Emiri Land Forces (QELF) as a part of the Eastern Action joint operations staff exercise between elements of the Qatari military and the United States Central Command (USCENTCOM) Operation Spartan Shield and Task Force Spartan. Since 2018, the WVNG has worked closely with Qatar as part of the National Guard Bureau’s State Partnership Program.

West Virginia National Guard helps ramp up COVID-19 testing
November 13, 2020
A member of the West Virginia National Guard's COVID-19 response prepares for a COVID-19 testing lane Nov. 7, 2020. Since Oct. 30, West Virginia National Guard personnel, with the assistance of local health department workers, have been working around the clock the establish locations, advertise testing and conduct nearly 400 testing lanes throughout West Virginia.

W.Va. Guard assists with COVID-19 testing innovation
October 9, 2020
Spc. Kelton Miller, of the West Virginia National Guard’s Task Force Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Response Enterprise (CRE) (TF-CRE), helps roll out a new COVID-19 data entry computer application, West Virginia University Student Recreation Center, Sept. 30, 2020. TF-CRE members have assisted state health departments with COVID-19 testing since March.

167th Airmen provide COVID-19 testing and other support
October 6, 2020
Master Sgt. Matthew Stickley, Maj. Lori Wyatt, Master Sgt. Jordan Killebrew, and 1st Lt. Hannah Staubs prepare COVID-19 nasal swab testing kits at the West Virginia University Student Recreation Center, Morgantown, W. Va., Sept. 30, 2020. The Airmen are assigned to West Virginia National Guard’s task force medical team, which has been assisting county health departments throughout the state during the pandemic.