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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.

West Virginia Guard trains public in proper use of PPE
May 4, 2020
Sgt. 1st Class Brian Tomasek with the West Virginia National Guard’s Task Force Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Response Enterprise collects swabs from a conference room after it was sanitized with a Aerosolized Hydrogen Peroxide system as part of a demonstration of its disinfection capabilities at the West Virginia Capitol Complex in Charleston, West Virginia, April 29, 2020.

WV Guard builds forecasting tools for COVID-19 response
April 27, 2020
Senior Airman Will Wagstaff, left, Maj. Ryan Coss, center, and Senior Airman Carly Farmer outside the West Virginia National Guard Joint Forces Headquarters in Charleston, W.Va. Coss, Wagstaff and Farmer are serving on Task Force Petersen, which is forecasting demand for medical supplies in the state during the COVID-19 pandemic.

West Virginia Guard conducts testing at state hospitals
April 24, 2020
Members of the West Virginia National Guard’s Task Force Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Response Enterprise (CRE) (TF-CRE), sanitize workspaces for the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission in Charleston, West Virginia, April 11, 2020.

W.Va. Guard has first DoD-approved mobile COVID-19 test lab
April 22, 2020
West Virginia Army National Guard 1st Lt. Samantha Fabian, commander of the 1201st Forward Support Company, in front of a mobile COVID-19 testing lab in Morgantown April 21, 2020. Fabian is the program director who leads the mobile laboratories.

W.Va. Guard begins testing nursing home patients
April 21, 2020
A member of the West Virginia National Guard Task Force CRE undergoes decontamination following COVID-19 testing at a veterans home facility April 20, 2020. The West Virginia National Guard tested more than 400 patients and staff at two veterans home facilities in Barboursville and Clarksburg.

W.Va. Guard disinfecting first responder vehicles
April 16, 2020
Members of the West Virginia National Guard perform COVID-19 decontamination of first responder vehicles with an Aerosolized Hydrogen Peroxide system at Yeager Airport, Charleston, West Virginia, April 14, 2020. The method will be used to sanitize more than 250 police vehicles and ambulances in the area.

West Virginia National Guard ramps up COVID-19 support
April 13, 2020
Members of the West Virginia National Guard’s Task Force Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Response Enterprise (CRE) (TF-CRE) sanitize workspaces for the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission in Charleston April 11, 2020.

New Hampshire National Guard Airmen answer the call
April 9, 2020
Airmen from the 157th Air Refueling Wing, New Hampshire Air National Guard, work a makeshift call center in the basement of the state fire academy in Concord, April 7, 2020. Guardsmen help field thousands of unemployment benefit applications made through the center per day.

West Virginia Guard helps state fight spread of coronavirus
March 31, 2020
Members of the West Virginia National Guard help volunteers package and deliver meals for more than 3,600 school-age students throughout Greenbrier County during the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, March 25, 2020, in Lewisburg, West Virginia.

W.Va. Guard expands COVID-19 response
March 25, 2020
Members of the West Virginia National Guard help state agencies transport and deliver critical medical supplies to hospitals, clinics and local health departments to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic March 24, 2020, in Poca, West Virginia. Workers packaged surgical masks, respirators, sterile gowns, and examination gloves for rapid dispatch and delivery around the state.

W.Va. National Guard helps state respond to COVID-19
March 24, 2020
Members of the West Virginia National Guard's Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and High Yield Explosive (CBRNE) Battalion and 35th Civil Support Team (CST) help test the staff of a nursing facility March 23, 2020, in Morgantown, West Virginia.

W.Va. Guard experts train first responders in PPE safety
March 18, 2020
Members of the West Virginia National Guard provide hands-on personal protective equipment instruction to first responders from Kentucky and West Virginia, March 16, 2020, in Huntington, W.Va.

Guard hosts Gold Star families of fallen service members
October 1, 2019
A West Virginia National Guard Solider watches as a participant of the Gold Star Families retreat takes part in an archery event Sept. 28, 2019, at Camp Dawson, W.Va. The Gold Star Families retreat is hosted each year by the WVNG to honor the service and sacrifice of Gold Star Families - those who have lost a family member in military service.