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Chief details National Guard contributions in a year of trial
May 5, 2021
The Louisiana National Guard's 3rd Battalion of the 156th Infantry Regiment, 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, take part in their deployment ceremony in Lafayette, La., Nov. 10, 2020. This unit joins the approximately 2,000 Louisiana guardsmen deploying to the Middle East to support U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) operations.

NYNG helps hit half-million shot count at NYC vaccine site
April 30, 2021
Cassie Huang, 28, of New York receives her first Pfizer vaccination from nurse Raquel Calderon April 26, 2021, marking the 500,000th vaccine administered at the Jacob Javits Center mass vaccination site. More than 3,180 members of the New York Army and Air National Guard, the New York Naval Militia and the New York Guard are supporting the multi-agency response to COVID-19 at 24 vaccination sites and other locations across New York.

Oklahoma National Guard helps at federal vaccination clinic
April 29, 2021
Oklahoma National Guard Airman 1st Class Jaquee Dixon, medical technician, 138th Fighter Wing, prepares COVID-19 vaccines at a community vaccination clinic in Tulsa April 21, 2021. The clinic runs from April 21 to June 15.

Pennsylvania Guard medic administers vaccine to father
April 28, 2021
Spc. Mariah Redwood, a combat medic assigned to Company C, 328th Brigade Support Battalion, 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, following an interview April 15, 2021, in Lancaster, Pa. Redwood administered the COVID-19 vaccine to her father.

SDNG supports vaccination events on Pine Ridge Reservation
April 27, 2021
Sgt. Hien Nguyen, 730th Area Support Medical Company, South Dakota Army National Guard, vaccinates an Oglala Sioux Tribe member during a COVID-19 vaccination and health fair event in in Kyle, S.D., April 16, 2021. The 730th provided medical personnel to assist with administering COVID-19 vaccinations for members of the OST and to provide administrative support.

Virginia Guard supports community vaccination clinic
April 23, 2021
Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen support a community COVID-19 vaccination clinic opened April 19, 2021, by the Virginia Department of Health and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management at the VNG armory in Blackstone, Virginia. VNG medics trained and certified by VDH are administering the vaccines, and additional Soldiers are assisting with logistics.

Oregon National Guard supports COVID vaccinations statewide
April 20, 2021
Oregon National Guard Airman 1st Class Yvette Rascon, assigned to the 173rd Fighter Wing, administers the COVID-19 vaccine during a mass vaccination clinic at the Oregon Convention Center, Portland, Ore., April 19, 2021. Oregon Guardsmen have administered almost 300,000 vaccinations.

Kansas Guard offers auditorium for COVID-19 vaccinations
April 19, 2021
Maj. Michael Billings, Kansas Training Center battalion executive officer, and Hayley Samford, marketing and community outreach associate with the Salina Family Healthcare Center, advertise the COVID-19 vaccine clinic held at the Kansas National Guard Training Center April 15, 2021. The clinic teamed with the Kansas Guard because of the ideal location of its facilities to serve the west side of town.

NYNG helps vaccinate 10,000 people in a day at New York site
April 16, 2021
New York Air National Guard Lt. Col. John Reynolds, a registered nurse assigned to the 105th Airlift Wing, vaccinates John Giarratano at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City April 12, 2021. The convention center serves as a mass vaccination site with more than 600 National Guard personnel assisting the state health department.

167th Airmen are force multipliers in fight against COVID-19
April 16, 2021
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Katie Farrell, an aerospace medical technician with the 167th Medical Group assigned to the West Virginia National Guard’s Task Force Medical – East, administers a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to an Airman in the 167th Airlift Wing dining facility, Martinsburg, West Virginia, April 11, 2021. The vaccine is administered in two shots, with the second shot administered no more than six weeks after the first.


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Ohio National Guard wraps up COVID-19 hospital support mission
Ohio National Guard Public Affairs
May 11, 2022 | 1:40
The staffing support provided by members of the Ohio National Guard and State Defense Force was the helping hand that many hospitals and communities needed during the spike of COVID-19 cases around the state from December into early this year. More than 2,000 Soldiers and Airmen were activated by Gov. Mike DeWine during that timeframe to help relieve hospitals and health care facilities, which welcomed the assistance due to employee shortages and illnesses.

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