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NY National Guard doubles force responding to COVID-19
March 27, 2020
The New York National Guard, working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and local, state and federal partners bring in hospital supplies to the Jacob Javits Center in New York March 23, 2020, to handle expected patient overflow. The facility will start with 250 beds with the capability to expand to 1,000 beds.

Ohio National Guard helping food banks across state
March 26, 2020
Spc. Patrick Valentine, assigned to the Ohio National Guard’s HHC 1-148th Infantry Regiment – 37th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, stocks shelves at the Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank, March 25, 2020. Nearly 400 Ohio National Guard members were activated to provide humanitarian missions in support of COVID-19 relief efforts.

Dual-status commanders appointed
March 26, 2020
Members of the New York Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment, hold up directional signs for drivers leaving the drive-through COVID-19 Mobile Testing Center located at the South Beach Behavioral Center in Staten Island, New York. New York is one of eight states where a dual-status commander has been appointed.

Michigan National Guard screens for COVID-19 at veterans' home
March 26, 2020
Sgt. James See, 63rd Troop Command, Michigan Army National Guard, screens employees entering the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans, Grand Rapids, Mich., March 20, 2020. To mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, Guard members are checking the temperature of employees and screening for any symptoms of illness or travel outside the state.

Florida National Guard's Army Band helps fight COVID-19
March 25, 2020
Florida National Guard Spc. Joe Morales-McCullers, 13th Army Band Miramar Fla., waits for passengers arriving from the New York area at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, March 25, 2020. The 13th Army Band is helping screen the passengers to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

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.

OneSource, family and spouse programs still available
March 25, 2020
U.S. Army Spc. Kinnis White, assigned to the Ohio National Guard’s 1-148th Infantry Regiment, 37th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, checks the temperatures of Soldiers assigned to the regiment before assisting at the Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank March 24, 2020. Nearly 400 Ohio Guard members were activated to support COVID-19 relief efforts.

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.

Guard helps medical professionals combat COVID-19
March 24, 2020
Tech. Sgt. Alex Morhead, with the West Virginia Air National Guard’s 167th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, answers a call at the West Virginia Poison Center in Charleston, West Virginia. From staffing phone banks to administering tests for COVID-19, many of the more than 9,000 National Guard members on duty throughout the country in response to COVID-19 are helping state and local medical professionals.

Civil support teams key element of Guard’s COVID-19 response
March 23, 2020
Members of the Louisiana National Guard’s 62nd Civil Support Team screen people at a COVID-19 mobile testing site in Westwego, Louisiana, March 21, 2020. The CSTs’ primary mission is to identify and assess biological, chemical, and radiological agents and recommend ways to counter or neutralize their effects. The National Guard has 57 CSTs – one in each state, territory and the District of Columbia, with two teams in California, New York and Florida.

COVID-19 requires historic Guard response, says Guard chief
March 23, 2020
Soldiers with the Louisiana Army National Guard’s 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team don protective suits as they prepare to administer nasal swabs to first responders and medical personnel at a mobile testing site in Westwego, Louisiana, March 21, 2020. More than 8,000 National Guard members in all 54 states, territories and the District of Columbia have been called out in to support state and local officials responsing to COVID-19.

Maryland Guard helping with Strategic National Stockpile push
March 23, 2020
Members of the Maryland Air National Guard 175th Logistics Readiness Squadron work with members of the Maryland Office of Preparedness and Response March 19, 2020, to prepare and load medical supplies and equipment at the Maryland Strategic National Stockpile. All assets provided were prioritized for health care workers and hospitals in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

New Jersey Guard's 108th Wing supports COVID-19 response
March 20, 2020
New Jersey Air National Guard Tech. Sgt. Emilio E. Gonzalez, a 108th Medical Group public health technician, checks the temperature of a Security Forces Airman at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., March 19, 2020. The medical group screened members for possible fever, a common symptom of COVID-19, before being put on state active duty orders

La. Guard assists New Orleans drive-through testing sites
March 20, 2020
Louisiana National Guard Soldiers and Airmen test first responders for COVID-19 infections at Louis Armstrong Park, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 20, 2020. The testing site is one of three across New Orleans and Jefferson Parishes and will soon open to the general public.

Michigan National Guard helping distribute COVID-19 supplies
March 19, 2020
Soldiers from the Michigan National Guard assist Michigan Department of Health and Human Services with assembling and loading critical personal protective gear, such as gloves, gowns and face shields, March 18, 2020. Once packaged, MDHHS will deliver the supplies to local public health departments.

Guard members continue to assist in COVID-19 response
March 17, 2020
Army Spc. Reagan Long, left, a horizontal construction engineer with the New York Army National Guard’s 827th Engineer Company, and Army Pfc. Naomi Velez, a horizontal construction engineer with the New York Army Guard’s 152nd Engineer Support Company, register people at a COVID-19 mobile screening center in New Rochelle, New York, March 14, 2020. More than 1,500 National Guard members in 22 states have been activated in support of state and local authorities responding to the COVID-19 outbreak.