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167th Airlift Wing helps with voluntary COVID-19 mapping
September 15, 2020
Three members of the West Virginia National Guard's 167th Airlift Wing, from left, Capt. Rodney Brown, Staff Sgt. James Murray, and Staff Sgt. Erin Engle, are part of the COVID-19 contact tracing team at the Jefferson County Health Department, Martinsburg, W.Va., Aug. 20, 2020.

W.Va. Guardsman graduates Arabic course in Qatar
September 3, 2020
Capt. Allen Paul Jordan, the West Virginia National Guard’s State Partnership Program – Qatar bilateral affairs officer, with Qatari Brig. Gen. Sultan Mohammed Sultan Al Shawani, multilingual school commander, following his completion of a three-week basic Arabic course offered at the Qatar Armed Forces Language Institute in Al Sheehaniya, Qatar.

W.Va. Guard participates in cybersecurity tabletop exercise
September 1, 2020
West Virginia National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Timmy Thompson and 2nd Lt. David Parsons of the Defensive Cyber Operations Element with Joshua Spence, chief technology officer for the state of West Virginia, and Danielle Cox, chief information security officer, West Virginia Office of Technology, during a cybersecurity tabletop exercise in Charleston, West Virginia, Aug. 31, 2020. The four-day exercise was being held to address cybersecurity threats.

W. Va. Guard, Peruvian Air Force share ideas on COVID-19
July 28, 2020
West Virginia National Guard Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. James Hoyer, alongside the Senior Enlisted Leader, Command Sgt. Maj. Phillip Cantrell participated in a video teleconference with the Peruvian Air Force's commanding general, Rodolfo Garcia and staff July 21, 2020, at the WVNG Joint Forces Headquarters in Charleston, West Virginia.

W.Va. Future Leaders Program prepares for new academic year
July 28, 2020
Instructors and staff members of the West Virginia National Guard’s Future Leaders Program for high school students pose for a photo following a training session held July 10, 2020 in Winfield, W.Va. The FLP staff recently met to plan and prepare for the upcoming academic school year.

NY aircrews take WVNG troops to new heights for jump training
July 20, 2020
Paratroopers from Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group, conduct military free-fall exercise out of a New York National Guard Chinook helicopter. Pilots from Detachment 1, Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion, 126th Regiment, supported this operation from Camp Dawson, West Virginia, July 11, 2020.

WVNG helps meet increased demand for testing, PPE
July 20, 2020
A West Virginia National Guard Airman provides a COVID-19 test to a citizen on May 22, 2020, in Charleston, W.Va.

West Virginia Task Force Medical in thick of COVID-19 fight
June 24, 2020
The West Virginia National Guard's Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive (CBRNE) Battalion, the 35th Civil Support Team (CST), and the 35th Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP), which make up Task Force CRE, collaborated with Task Force Medical to help state agencies with COVID-19 testing May 22, 2020, in Charleston.

West Virginia field artillery unit resumes normal training
June 23, 2020
A crew member of the West Virginia National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 201st Field Artillery (FA), in an M109 A6 Paladin Self-Propelled Howitzer at Camp Dawson, Kingwood, West Virginia, June 14, 2020. The 201st FA is conducting Field Artillery Tables 1-5 pre-certification qualifications.

West Virginia Guard completes 100 days of COVID-19 response
June 22, 2020
Col. Bill Annie, 167th Mission Support Group commander, is tested for COVID-19 by 167th Medical Group medical technician Tech. Sgt. Kristin Ganley, as Tech. Sgt. Taryn Burkhart, also a medical technician, waits to collect the sample at the 167th Airlift Wing, Martinsburg, West Virginia, June 11, 2020. Airmen returned to base for the first unit training assembly in two months, after training was canceled in April and May because of COVID-19 precautions.

W.Va. Guard, Peruvian military share best COVID-19 practices
June 12, 2020
Leaders of the West Virginia National Guard (WVNG) held a video conference call with their State Partnership Program (SPP) counterparts in Perú to discuss COVID-19 military response efforts and best practices June 11, 2020.

Guard helps safeguard primary election against cyber threats
June 12, 2020
Participants from multiple state and federal agencies take part in a Cybersecurity Tabletop Exercise (TTX) dealing with election security, June 19, 2019, hosted at the West Virginia National Guard (WVNG) Joint Forces Headquarters (JFHQ) in Charleston, W.Va. The exercise was held to identify best practices and areas for improvement in cyber incident planning, identification, response, and recovery for elections.

West Virginia Guard task force keeps supplies flowing
June 8, 2020
Members of the West Virginia National Guard help process and deliver medical supplies to hospitals, clinics and local health departments throughout West Virginia in COVID-19 pandemic response efforts, March 24, 2020, in Poca, West Virginia. Workers packaged surgical masks, respirators, sterile gowns and gloves for delivery around the state.

Mountaineer ChalleNGe Academy stays on track despite virus
June 5, 2020
A West Virginia Army National Guard Soldier assists with COVID-19 testing preparation June 1, 2020, at the Mountaineer ChalleNGe Academy at Camp Dawson in Kingwood, W.Va. The Mountaineer ChalleNGe Academy was closed in March to in-person classes due to the COVID-19 pandemic but WVNG and MCA staff developed plans to ensure cadets could complete the program.

West Virginia Guard tests 10,000 people for COVID-19
June 2, 2020
A West Virginia National Guard Soldier waits for people to arrive to be tested for COVID-19 on May 22, 2020, in Charleston, W.Va.

West Virginia National Guard testing for COVID-19
May 20, 2020
Members of the West Virginia National Guard supported COVID-19 test lanes for minorities and vulnerable populations, May 15, 2020, in Martinsburg. Guard members are also testing at a correctional facility and Inter-State Hardwoods.

West Virginia National Guard testing at Pilgrim’s Pride
May 13, 2020
West Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen assigned to Task Force Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Response Enterprise (CRE) East, sanitize the Children’s Home Society in Romney, West Virginia, May 1, 2020. Task Force CRE has conducted sanitization and decontamination, COVID-19 swabbing, and personal protective equipment training across the state.

Guard's COVID-19 response is largest since Hurricane Katrina
May 12, 2020
Nearly 47,000 National Guard Soldiers and Airmen are activated in all 50 states, three territories and the District of Columbia supporting COVID-19 response efforts. That is the Guard's largest response since Hurricane Katrina in 2005, when more than 51,000 Guard members responded.

Nurses Week Spotlight: Capt. Eve Tanas, 30th ABCT, NC Guard
May 7, 2020
U.S. Army Capt. Eve Tanas, an Army nurse supporting Operation Spartan Shield in the Central Command area of responsibility, April 28, 2020. Tanas, assigned to the 230th Brigade Support Battalion, 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team, North Carolina National Guard, is recognized as a Soldier spotlight during National Nurses Week May 6-12, 2020.

WV Guard helps establish regional food distribution center
May 6, 2020
Employees and volunteers with the Mountaineer Food Bank help distribute supplies to volunteers with a local food bank from a newly created food distribution center at the West Virginia National Guard's Rock Branch facility in Poca, West Virignia, May 05, 2020.