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Polish medical team, Illinois Guard side-by-side in COVID-19 response
May 1, 2020
Air Force Tech. Sgt. Adam Dyer, left, and Senior Airman Koami Kunakey, both assigned to the Illinois Air National Guard’s 182nd Airlift Wing, place beds in treatment cubicles at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago while taking part in COVID-19 response efforts, April 11, 2020. Illinois National Guard members were assisted by a nine-person medical team from the Polish military. Since 1993, the Illinois Guard and the Polish military have been partners in the Department of Defense’s State Partnership Program.

Guard helps ensure seniors stay healthy in COVID-19 pandemic
May 1, 2020
In a White House ceremony April 30, 2020, Air Force Gen. Joseph Lengyel, chief of the National Guard Bureau, says the National Guard has helped ensure older Americans remain healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Guard members have disinfected and sanitized nursing homes and senior care facilities across the nation.