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After mission ends, Guardsmen find work at food bank
November 19, 2021
Spc. Hunter Clatterbuck, a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear specialist with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 898th Brigade Engineer Battalion, drives the Helping Hands food bank delivery truck Nov. 9, 2021, in Sedro-Woolley, Wash. The food bank hired some Washington National Guard members after their mission there came to an end.

Missouri Airmen mother, daughter join in fight against COVID
May 14, 2021
Senior Airman Terra Waitl, right, who is assigned to the 139th Logistics Readiness Squadron’s material management office, Missouri Air National Guard, outside the Nutrition Center in St. Joseph, Missouri, Nov. 12, 2020. The Missouri National Guard has been assisting at food banks across the state as part of Missouri’s COVID-19 response.

NYNG has deployed over 6,000 to battle COVID-19 in past year
March 9, 2021
The New York National Guard mobilized over 6,000 troops to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic in the one year since the first 270 Soldiers and Airmen responded to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's mobilization order March 10, 2020. This chart reflects the massive amount of work members of the New York Army and Air National Guard, New York Naval Militia and New York Guard have accomplished over 365 days.

Michigan National Guard helps food banks meet increased need
March 4, 2021
Michigan National Guard Soldiers with Michigan’s Task Force Spartan work with Gleaners of Warren, Michigan, Community Food Bank, Nov. 24, 2020. Army and Air National Guard members filled and labeled dry and frozen green bean bags and cold and dry food boxes, reaching a goal of 90,000 lbs. during the Thanksgiving holiday week.

103rd Airlift Wing increases COVID-19 response
February 2, 2021
Airman 1st Class Crisbel Burgos, 103rd Force Support Squadron services specialist, collects a swab sample at a COVID-19 testing site at Yale New Haven Hospital Saint Raphael Campus in New Haven, Connecticut, Dec. 4, 2020. Over 100 Connecticut National Guard Soldiers and Airmen are supporting 25 COVID-19 testing sites at hospitals and federally qualified health centers around the state.

Michigan National Guard lends a hand to Detroit food banks
January 21, 2021
U.S. Army Pfc. Antonio Lyte, a defender with the Taylor Armory, Michigan Army National Guard, works with a new team of National Guard Soldiers filling food orders for charities at Gleaners of Detroit Community Food Bank, Jan. 11, 2021. The food bank warehouse serves 400 agencies in five counties.

Washington National Guard supports Emergency Food Network
January 13, 2021
Washington National Guard Pfc. Trenton Choate packs a food box at the Emergency Food Network warehouse in Fife, Wash., on Jan. 6, 2021. The Guard helped pack more than 8,000 emergency food boxes for residents of Pierce County.

Michigan National Guard helps local food bank feed kids
January 12, 2021
U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Timothy Aplin, assigned to the Michigan National Guard’s COVID-19 response task force, is working at the Greater Lansing Food Bank, Lansing, Michigan, Jan. 6, 2021. He is one of five service members assigned to the food bank helping to distribute food to schoolchildren.

Michigan National Guard helps meet demand for food
December 7, 2020
A Soldier serving with Task Force Spartan, the Michigan National Guard’s COVID-19 response team assigned to Michigan food banks, repacks Pop-Tarts at Feeding America West Michigan, Comstock Park, Michigan, Nov. 17, 2020.

Connecticut Guardsman organizes Thanksgiving meal donations
November 23, 2020
Senior Airman Alexis Maher, 103rd Security Forces Squadron defender, packs a vehicle with Thanksgiving meal kits at Bradley Air National Guard Base in East Granby, Connecticut, Nov. 16, 2020. Maher organized the squadron’s second annual Thanksgiving food drive, in which 103rd Airlift Wing members helped donate 120 family meal kits to food banks in six towns.

N.C. Guard helps out at food banks, COVID-19 test sites
November 17, 2020
Pfc. Pedro Dominguez, assigned to the North Carolina Army National Guard’s 875th Engineer Company, enters a patient’s information at a drive-thru COVID-19 test site in High Point, North Carolina, on Nov. 13, 2020. More than 170 North Carolina National Guard Soldiers and Airmen are activated across the state to support N.C. Emergency Management’s response to the pandemic.

WADS Airman supports food banks, jobless, wildfire response
October 7, 2020
Senior Airman Payton Chiou, 225th Support Squadron, Western Air Defense Sector, helps the Washington State Department of Natural Resources fight wildfires near Inchelium, Washington, Sept. 16, 2020. The 15-person Air National Guard crew spent more than 10 days fighting fires in eastern Washington.

Ohio National Guard food bank support extends to December
September 24, 2020
Joint Task Force members load food into civilian vehicles in Springfield, Ohio, Aug. 5, 2020. Since March members of the Ohio National Guard have been assisting at food banks across Ohio.

Michigan National Guard helps get food to those in need
September 22, 2020
Michigan National Guard Spc. Ralph Mitchell of the 1-182nd Field Artillery Regiment, and nine other members of his regiment help process and distribute food at the Forgotten Harvest Food Bank of Royal Oak, Mich., Sept. 15, 2020. The Food Bank delivers surplus food to charities in metro Detroit.

Michigan National Guard supports food banks
September 16, 2020
Michigan National Guard members from the 110th Wing, Battle Creek Air National Guard Base, work with the Food Bank of South Michigan, packaging donated granola for local food pantries in Battle Creek, Sep. 11, 2020. Since March, Michigan National Guard teams have supported food banks across Michigan, distributing more than 7 million pounds of food.

Michigan Guard Band supports communities during COVID-19
July 23, 2020
Michigan Soldiers from the 126th Army Band, Michigan Army National Guard assist Feeding American West Michigan Food Bank by distributing food for families in need during a recent mobile food distribution event as part of the Michigan National Guard's coronavirus 19 disease (COVID-19) response.

Guard adapts to changing missions during COVID-19 response
July 14, 2020
Sgt. Nikko Ethridge, a cavalry scout with 1st Battalion, 161st Infantry Regiment, helps a visitor at St. Leo's Food Bank in Tacoma. The Guard has helped process, pack and distribute more than 35 million pounds of food.

Michigan National Guard helps boost food bank distribution
June 18, 2020
Soldiers from the 1433rd and 1434th Engineer Companies, Michigan Army National Guard, package over 1,000 meal boxes a day at Gleaners Community Food Bank in Pontiac in response to COVID-19, May 20, 2020. Guard members are serving at six food distribution sites across the state.

Mission milestone: Cal Guard distributes 50 million meals
June 11, 2020
A member of the California Army National Guard assigned to Joint Task Force 115 loads food into a vehicle at the Interfaith Food Bank in Amador County, California, March 23, 2020. As of June 10, the California National Guard surpassed 50 million meals packed and distributed at food banks throughout the state since operations began in March as part of Cal Guard’s humanitarian response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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.