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In historic year, Washington National Guard answers the call
March 11, 2021
Staff Sgt. Melinda Grounds, a medic with the 141st Medical Group and a registered nurse in Idaho, goes through a questionnaire with a visitor to the mass vaccination site at the Clark County Fairgrounds in Ridgefield, Wash., Jan. 28, 2021. The Washington National Guard is helping at four vaccination sites.

Michigan National Guard vaccinates state police
March 11, 2021
A Michigan Army National Guard medic gives a final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to a Michigan State Police trooper at police headquarters in Dimondale, Michigan, March 4, 2021. The Michigan National Guard is helping the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services support local health care organizations in administering the vaccine to Michiganders.

Kentucky National Guard facilitates COVID vaccinations
March 11, 2021
A Kentucky National Guard Soldier transports a Kentucky resident while supporting the Kentucky Horse Park COVID-19 vaccine distribution site in Lexington, Ky., Feb. 25, 2021. The KYNG assisted Kentucky Emergency Management and other public and private partners to support seven mass vaccination sites across the commonwealth.

North Carolina Guard supports mass vaccination clinic
March 10, 2021
Fifty North Carolina National Guard Soldiers deployed to the PNC arena to support a drive-thru COVID-19 mass vaccination clinic in Raleigh, North Carolina, March 4, 2021. The Soldiers assigned to the NCNG’s 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team and 113th Sustainment Brigade directed vehicle traffic and provided logistical and administrative support for Wake County Emergency Management staff and volunteers.

Hawaii National Guard vaccinates thousands of residents
March 10, 2021
Hawaii National Guard Spc. Jonathan Ganir, assigned to Task Force Hawaii, administers a COVID-19 vaccine to a Department of Education employee at Kealakehe High School, March 6, 2021, Kona, Hawaii. Over 700 DOE employees received their second dose of COVID-19 vaccines during the event.

NYNG has deployed over 6,000 to battle COVID-19 in past year
March 9, 2021
The New York National Guard mobilized over 6,000 troops to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic in the one year since the first 270 Soldiers and Airmen responded to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's mobilization order March 10, 2020. This chart reflects the massive amount of work members of the New York Army and Air National Guard, New York Naval Militia and New York Guard have accomplished over 365 days.

Puerto Rico National Guard vaccinates thousands of people
March 9, 2021
Sgt. Javier Hernández from Joint Task Force - Puerto Rico prepares COVID-19 vials for distribution in Ponce Jan. 19, 2021. The PRNG continued with the COVID-19 vaccine distribution process for Operation Warp Speed to support the Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Michigan National Guard helps vaccinate 2,600 people
March 9, 2021
U.S. Army Spc. Samuel Meyer, a combat medic with the Michigan Army National Guard, administers the COVID-19 vaccine to a resident at Delta College, University City, Michigan, March 6, 2021. Michigan National Guard Soldiers and Airmen are helping local health officials deliver and administer the vaccine to Michiganders.

Iowa National Guard expands COVID-19 vaccinations
March 8, 2021
U.S. Marine Corps recruiter Staff Sgt. Jason Homard receives a COVID-19 vaccination at the Iowa Air National Guard clinic in Sioux City, Iowa, March 6, 2021. The National Guard clinic was given permission to expand COVID-19 vaccinations to active-duty members during March training weekend.

Michigan National Guard vaccinates military, DOD personnel
March 8, 2021
A Soldier with the Michigan Amy National Guard serving with Michigan National Guard’s COVID-19 Vaccination Testing Team administers a COVID-19 vaccination in Augusta, Michigan, March 3, 2021. The Michigan Army and Air National Guard hosted a vaccination clinic for service members and Department of Defense personnel at Fort Custer Training Center.


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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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