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AER expands assistance eligibility for Guard, Reserve
May 28, 2020
Spc. Colton Fenton and Spc. Kellen Korf with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 248th Aviation Support Battalion, Iowa Army National Guard, operate a traffic control checkpoint at a pop-up COVID-19 testing site at West Middle School in Muscatine, Iowa, April 30, 2020. Almost 46,000 National Guard troops are assisting their states in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and many are now eligible for financial assistance from Army Emergency Relief.

Guard has long supported local officials in health emergencies
March 18, 2020
Soldiers at Camp Funston, Kansas, are quarantined while recovering from the Spanish flu in 1918. The flu infected about 500 million people around the world.

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.

National Guard initiatives to address suicide
September 26, 2019
Air Force Col. David Johnson, commander of the 121st Air Refueling Wing, speaks to Airmen about suicide prevention during a "resilience tactical pause'" day at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base in Columbus, Ohio, Sept. 14, 2019. The National Guard has launched or participated in suicide prevention initiatives throughout 2019. A Department of Defense report released Sept. 26, 2019, underscores the significant challenges the Guard faces in suicide prevention.