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Virginia Guard strike teams boost COVID-19 testing capacity
May 11, 2020
Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen assist with a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site run by the Virginia Department of Health Eastern Shore Health District May 8, 2020, at the Eastern Shore Community College in Melfa, Virginia. VNG sample strike teams are helping increase Virginia’s COVID-19 testing capacity at long-term care facilities and other locations.

Virginia Army Guard members distribute food, positivity
May 8, 2020
Spc. Tyree Carpenter, a combat engineer with the Virginia Army National Guard’s D Company, 229th Brigade Engineer Battalion, packages food for distribution as part of his unit’s COVID-19 response effort in Fredericksburg, Virginia, May 1, 2020. Carpenter and about 30 other Soldiers with 229th BEB were augmenting civilian personnel at an area food bank.

Virginia National Guard helping fight COVID-19
April 30, 2020
Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen collect samples for COVID-19 testing of staff members at a long-term care facility April 28, 2020. VNG support provides additional capacity to localities through the Virginia Department of Health to get more people properly tested, and they are also delivering the samples for evaluation.

Virginia National Guard helps with COVID-19 response
April 27, 2020
Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the 229th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, deliver food from the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank to the food pantry at Massaponax Baptist Church April 22, 2020, in Fredericksburg. The VNG has more than 540 personnel actively working or ready to support the Commonwealth of Virginia’s COVID-19 response.

Army helo school tests aircrews high on jagged mountains
September 27, 2019
Students practice on mountainous landing zones during the weeklong training program at the High-Altitude Army National Guard Aviation Training Site in Gypsum, Colo., Aug. 27, 2019. HAATS instructs about 350 students per year across the U.S. military as well as from foreign militaries. It is mainly run by Colorado Army National Guard Soldiers.