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More Wisconsin Guard members work as nursing assistants
February 4, 2022
Wisconsin National Guard troops train on proper hand-washing techniques at Madison College in Madison, Wis., Jan. 20, 2022. The Wisconsin National Guard partnered with Madison College to train approximately 200 troops to assist health care facilities as they battle staffing shortages and capacity challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic.

New Hampshire Guardsmen come to aid of hospital workers
February 1, 2022
Fourth from left left, Sgt. Blake Sullivan of Charlie Company, 3rd of the 172nd Infantry (Mountain) Regiment, and, fourth from right, Staff Sgt. Tom Blythe of Joint Force Headquarters, with the Monadnock Community Hospital’s nutrition and food services department Jan 21, 2022, in Peterborough, New Hampshire. Six New Hampshire Guard members are helping staff at the hospital.

Pennsylvania Guard expands assistance at care facilities
February 1, 2022
Pennsylvania National Guard Staff Sgt. Kursty Campbell, left, and Pfc. Ryan Whispell, center,  test a staff member at Kendal-Crosslands Nursing Home in Kennett Square, Pa., May 26, 2020.

West Virginia Guard members serve in their local hospitals
January 31, 2022
West Virginia Army National Guard Pfc. Kristen Denny of Martinsburg, West Virginia, is working in the Berkley Medical Center in Berkley Springs, W.Va., as part the COVID response mission. This mission in her hometown is the first for Denny, who graduated in August from Army basic training and advanced individual training as a carpentry and masonry specialist.

Maryland National Guard delivers masks, COVID test kits
January 27, 2022
Maryland National Guard members move COVID-19 test kits and face masks on Jan. 24, 2022, at the Maryland Strategic National Stockpile.

Vermont Guard to help hospitals facing COVID surge
January 26, 2022
Air Force Tech. Sgt. Elizabeth Nardo, 158th Fighter Wing, Vermont Air National Guard, injects James Bordeaux with a dose of COVID-19 vaccine at Camp Johnson, Vermont, March 18, 2021.

New York National Guard Soldiers, Airmen train as EMTs
January 25, 2022
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kenneth Brown, 106th Rescue Wing, New York Air National Guard, demonstrates the proper way to check a patient during emergency medical technician training at the Farmingdale Armed Forces Reserve Center in Farmingdale, New York, Jan. 17, 2022.

142nd Wing mobilizes to support Portland hospitals
January 24, 2022
Air National Guardsmen from the 142nd Wing prepare to mobilize in support of Portland hospitals amid a surge in COVID-19 hospitalizations across Oregon, Jan. 14, 2022, Portland Air National Guard Base, Ore. The 142nd Wing  mobilized roughly 200 service members for this mission.

Washington National Guard members help hospitals
January 24, 2022
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. About 100 Washington National Guard members were activated Jan. 21, 2022, to assist at hospitals across the state..

Oregon National Guard surging to support hospitals again
January 19, 2022
Oregon Army National Guard members tour West Valley Hospital in Dallas, Oregon, Jan. 18, 2022, as part of the team's orientation. About 1,200 Guard members are serving in non-clinical roles at as many as 40 hospitals facing a surge of COVID-19 patients.


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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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