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North Dakota National Guard marks year of COVID-19 response
March 16, 2021
Spc. Collin Ahmann, North Dakota Army National Guard Medical Detachment, prepares to collect a COVID-19 test specimen at the North Dakota state capitol in Bismarck July 6, 2021. The Guard has supported the state's response to the pandemic since March 16, 2020.

Idaho National Guard member finds purpose in serving tribes
March 16, 2021
Pfc. Heily Groberg is one of several hundred members of the Idaho National Guard who volunteered to mobilize to medical and health care facilities across the state since December, and one of 50 Guardsmen to partner with the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes at the Fort Hall Indian Reservation in Pocatello to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Kentucky National Guard assists with vaccine rollout
March 16, 2021
Kentucky Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Patrick Davis reviews paperwork with Pfc. Mitchell Johnson, left, both with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 149th Infantry Regiment, and Sgt. Shane Moody with Alpha Company, 1-149th IN, in Bowling Green, Ky., March 6, 2021. The Soldiers are a part of the local area's COVID-19 vaccine rollout.

Massachusetts Guard’s Kilo Team administers COVID vaccine
March 16, 2021
Medical professionals from the Massachusetts National Guard administer COVID vaccines to members of the community at the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, March 1, 2021.

Indiana National Guard vaccinates thousands at speedway
March 15, 2021
More than 300 members of the Indiana National Guard administered roughly 4,000 Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines per day during a four-day mass vaccination clinic at the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the largest sports venue in the world, March 5-8, 2021.

Wisconsin Guard marks first anniversary of COVID response
March 15, 2021
A Wisconsin National Guard specimen collection team sent to a senior living facility in Sheboygan prepares to test staff and residents for COVID-19 as part of the Guard’s year-long support of the state pandemic response.

Pa. National Guard supports vaccination clinics for teachers
March 15, 2021
Spc. Gary Sowash, a combat medic with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2/112th Infantry Regiment, Pennsylvania National Guard, administers a COVID-19 vaccine in Lancaster, Pa., March 12, 2021. Nearly 90 Pennsylvania National Guard members are supporting COVID-19 vaccination clinics for teachers and school staffs at seven sites across Pennsylvania.

West Virginia National Guard marks one year of COVID mission
March 12, 2021
Members of the West Virginia National Guard participate in a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Joint Forces Headquarters, Charleston, West Virginia, Jan. 13, 2021. West Virginia maintains one of the highest percentages of vaccine allocation use in the United States and is rapidly expanding capacity to inoculate the population.

Guam National Guard completes one year of COVID-19 response
March 12, 2021
Spc. Heather Nera of Task Force Medical, Joint Task Force 671, Guam National Guard, administers a dose of COVID-19 vaccine to a patient at the University of Guam Calvo Field House on her birthday, Feb. 6, 2020. On March 11, 2021, Guam ranked No. 4 among all states and territories in doses administered per 100,000 people, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID Data Tracker website.

National Guard committed to COVID response
March 11, 2021
California National Guard’s 129th Rescue Wing lowered COVID-19 test kits to the deck of the Grand Princess cruise ship off the coast of California March 5, 2020. A year later, the National Guard continues to respond to the pandemic in 50 states, three territories and the District of Columbia.


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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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