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Washington Guard helps out at veterans’ homes, prisons
March 16, 2022
Air Force Capt. Geneva Hoskins-Dorsey, 194th Medical Group, Washington Air National Guard, poses for a photo at the Veterans Home in Port Orchard, Washington, March 9, 2022. Hoskins-Dorsey was the officer in charge of the Port Orchard facility as members of her team helped veterans' home employees by answering resident call lights and non-clinical requests and performing COVID screenings.

Oregon Guard winds down hospital support mission
March 15, 2022
Hospital Facilities Operations Manager Don Wilder gives Oregon Army National Guard hospital relief mission members a tour of West Valley Hospital in Dallas, Oregon, Jan. 18, 2022, as part of the team's first-day orientation.The Guard is ending its support of more than 50 hospitals across Oregon.

Wisconsin Guard highlights 2-year COVID response mission
March 14, 2022
Maj. Gen. Paul Knapp, Wisconsin’s adjutant general, speaks during a March 10 ceremony at Joint Force Headquarters in Madison, Wis., commemorating the two-year COVID-19 response. The pandemic accounts for the longest continuous active domestic response by the Wisconsin National Guard and Wisconsin Emergency Management.

167th Airmen assist in West Virginia hospitals
March 11, 2022
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Derek Premo, a flight chief for the 167th Security Forces Squadron, and U.S. Army Spc. Tamara Bumgardner, a motor vehicle operator for the 1528th Forward Support Company, Special Operations (Airborne), prepare a patient examination bed in a room at Jefferson Medical Center in Ranson, West Virginia. West Virginia Guardsmen have been assisting in hospitals throughout the state since January.

New York National Guard COVID mission tops 2 years
March 10, 2022
Air Force Lt. Col. John Reynolds, a member of the New York Air National Guard's 105th Airlift Wing, vaccinates Tom Pescatore May 20, 2021 at  the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. Pescatore's injection was the 600,000 shot administered at the massive vaccination site established and staffed by the New York National Guard.

Idaho National Guard assists at minimum-security prison
March 7, 2022
Idaho National Guard leaders visited state of Idaho prisons where Idaho National Guard Soldiers and Airmen are temporarily augmenting staffing. The Idaho Department of Corrections is short-handed due in part to COVID-19 pandemic.

New Hampshire Guardsmen juggle civilian, military jobs
March 4, 2022
Staff Sgt. Steven San Antonio of the 195th Regional Training Institute answers a call Feb. 14, 2022, at the St. Joseph COVID triage call center in Nashua, New Hampshire. San Antonio is one of two New Hampshire Guardsmen assigned to the center as part of Operation Winter Surge.

Pennsylvania Guard members pitch in during pandemic
February 23, 2022
Spc. Han Thach, left, a combat medic with the Pennsylvania National Guard, administers the COVID-19 vaccine to a patient in Enola, Pa., March 26, 2021. Thach was part of the Guard mission to vaccinate Pennsylvania teachers, child-care workers and other staff.

Hundreds of Oregon Guardsmen help overwhelmed hospitals
February 16, 2022
U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Donna Prigmore, Oregon Air National Guard commander, visits Senior Airman Nathan Turpen, a 173rd FW hydraulics mechanic, while he washes dishes at Providence Medford Medical Center Feb. 4, 2022. Nearly 1,200 Oregon Guardsmen are activated around the state of Oregon to help hospitals cope with heavy patient loads and low staffing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Utah National Guard supports hospitals facing COVID surge
February 15, 2022
Utah National Guard Sgt. Bracken McKinlay changes sheets and cleans a room after a patient is moved out of the emergency room at St. George Regional Hospital. For the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, Utah National Guard members of the COVID-19 Joint Task Force are providing direct hospital support in non-medical roles.


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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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