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Chaplains reach out to Cal Guard members fighting COVID-19
April 30, 2020
U.S. Air Force Maj. Edward Ganigan, center, a chaplain from the 163d Attack Wing, California Air National Guard, prays for soldiers of the California Army National Guard’s 315th Vertical Construction Company and staff members of the FIND Desert Regional Food Bank in Indio, California, April 29, 2020.

Cal Guard assisting skilled nursing facilities in LA County
April 30, 2020
U.S. Army Spc. Makayla Montz and Pfc. Marc Jules Ocampo, California National Guard medical support team members, prepare to work at a skilled nursing facility in Southern California April 29, 2020. The medical support team is supporting staff at the facility, sharing best practices, and providing patient care for non-COVID-19 patients.

Cal Guard's 40th ID honors WWII veteran on 105th birthday
April 28, 2020
Retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Sam Sachs watches a parade from his front porch  during a celebration in honor of his 105th birthday in Lakewood, California, April 26, 2020. Sachs was an officer with the 325th Glider Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, and landed his glider on the beaches of Normandy during D-Day.

Joint Operations Center coordinates NJ COVID-19 response
April 27, 2020
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Kimberly Kaminski, with the 108th Wing, in the New Jersey National Guard’s Joint Operations Center in the Homeland Security Center of Excellence, Lawrenceville, N.J., April 22, 2020. New Jersey Soldiers and Airmen and active duty military members and civilians from U.S. Northern Command are working together in the center to support the state’s response efforts to COVID-19.

Cal Guard helps run 2 homeless shelters in Long Beach
April 24, 2020
U.S. Army Spc. Courtney Casale of the California Army National Guard’s 250th Intelligence Battalion provides an extra set of eyes on residents' possessions at the Silverado Community Center temporary homeless shelter in Long Beach, California, April 16, 2020. Cal Guard Soldiers are helping staff two temporary shelters set up as part of the city’s COVID-19 response.

CA Guard members come full circle in food distribution
April 15, 2020
California Army National Guard Spc. James Franks of the 233rd Engineer Detachment (Fire Truck), 115th Regional Support Group, directs vehicles forward April 15, 2020, at Encina High School, Sacramento, during a special food bank distribution. Cal Guard members packed the meals earlier in the week and were able to see residents pick them up in person.

Rookie Cal Guard member embraces COVID-19 role
April 2, 2020
His military career is only weeks-old, but California Army National Guard Pfc. Muhammad Fayzan Izhar is embracing his work helping at a Sacramento food bank in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Pakistan native completed his initial entry training in February.

Cal Guard members use civilian driving skills to help community
April 1, 2020
U.S. Army Spc. Dylan Ney, a firefighter with the California Army National Guard’s 233rd Engineer Detachment, 340th Brigade Support Battalion, 115th Regional Support Group, is one of about a half-dozen Soldiers stepping up to help the Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services by utilizing his civilian truck driving skills.

California Guard provides critical support to food banks
April 1, 2020
Pvt. Ishmael Rodriguez from the California National Guard's Headquarters Support Company, 340th Brigade Support Battalion, packages produce for delivery to lower-income families and the elderly at the Food Bank for Monterey County in Salinas, California, March 25, 2020.

146th Airlift Wing helps set up Los Angeles medical station
March 30, 2020
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jarrett Boyd, a structures supervisor with the California Air National Guard's 146th Airlift Wing, sets up power cords in support of a federal medical station for COVID-19 response at the Los Angeles Convention Center, March 29, 2020. The wing set up additional medical stations in the California cities of Indio and Santa Clara.

California Guard medical unit deep in the COVID-19 fight
March 30, 2020
The California Army National Guard’s Pfc. Michael Daggi of the California National Guard Medical Detachment instructs California Emergency Medical Service Authority (EMSA) staff members on properly applying personal protective equipment March 27 at a San Mateo County, California, COVID-19 treatment facility.

Cal Guard supports civilian search and rescue training
October 9, 2019
Volunteer search and rescue personnel practice basic helicopter orientation during the safety and awareness course Oct. 4-6 at Walker Creek Ranch, Petaluma, Calif. Some rescuers attended with their rescue dogs from California Rescue Dog Association (CARDA), a free and direct resource of Cal OES’ Law and Enforcement Division.