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Minnesota National Guard fills gap amid COVID-19 surge
January 18, 2022
Minnesota National Guard Staff Sgt. John O'Donnell,148th Fighter Wing Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician, provides COVID-19 testing support at a community-based testing site at the Hibbing, Minnesota, armory December 20, 2021.  The Minnesota National Guard is partnering with the Minnesota Department of Health to staff COVID-19 testing sites across Minnesota.

Wisconsin Guard aids hospitals, nursing homes with COVID
January 14, 2022
Wisconsin National Guard Citizen-Soldiers and -Airmen collect specimens for COVID-19 testing in 2021. Guard members will train as certified nursing assistants to support hospitals and nursing homes facing a surge in COVID-19 cases, Gov. Tony Evers announced Jan. 13, 2022.

National Guard helps medical facilities with COVID-19 peak
January 14, 2022
Pvt. Aduyel Kusi, right, and Spc. Jake Casucci practice loading a wheeled-stretcher into an ambulance in Brockton, Mass., Dec. 28, 2021. The Massachusetts National Guard members are providing non-clinical assistance at medical facilities across the commonwealth during a COVID-19 surge.

Oregon Guard helps respond to COVID surge at 40 hospitals
January 13, 2022
Human resource specialist Sgt. Niki McCurdy from the 821 Troop Command Battalion, Oregon Army National Guard, assigns Soldiers to hospitals at the Anderson Readiness Center in Salem, Oregon, Jan. 12, 2022. By the end of January, more than 1,200 Citizen-Soldiers and Citizen-Airmen will be serving at 40 hospitals in the state facing a surge of COVID-19 cases.

Georgia National Guard assists with COVID-19 response
January 12, 2022
Georgia Army National Guard Sgt. Curtis Bing, a petroleum supply specialist with Foxtrot Company, 148th Brigade Support Battalion, 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, marks a vehicle as it enters a mass vaccination site April 13, 2021, in Savannah, Georgia.

New Hampshire National Guard Airmen help at local hospital
January 11, 2022
New Hampshire National Guard Senior Airman John Hiki of the 157th Maintenance Group loads a dishwasher during a lull in food services Jan. 6, 2022, at Exeter Hospital, New Hampshire. Hiki, assigned to the NHNG's COVID-19 relief mission Operation Winter Surge, has been working in the hospital’s food and nutrition department for more than a month.

Connecticut Guardsman supports COVID response close to home
January 11, 2022
Connecticut Army National Guard Pfc. Stefanie Charpentier, 141st Medical Company combat medic, assists at a state-supported COVID-19 testing site in New Britain, Connecticut, Jan. 10, 2022. Charpentier studies biochemistry at nearby Central Connecticut State University and has volunteered twice to support the state’s COVID-19 pandemic response.

Louisiana National Guard fights COVID surge
January 7, 2022
Louisiana National Guard Soldiers and Airmen operate a COVID-19 testing and vaccination site at the Mahalia Jackson Center in New Orleans Jan 5, 2022. As of Jan. 6, Guardsmen have administered more than 542,000 COVID-19 tests and 206,300 vaccines.

Maryland National Guard activated for COVID-19 emergency
January 6, 2022
Maj. Gen. Timothy Gowen, the adjutant general of Maryland, speaks at a press conference in Hanover, Md., Jan. 4, 2022, with Gov. Larry Hogan, who declared a state of emergency due to rising COVID-19 hospitalizations. As many as 1,000 Maryland National Guard Soldiers and Airmen will assist state and local health officials with the state’s pandemic response.

Pennsylvania Guard supports federal COVID-19 response teams
January 5, 2022
Brig. Gen. James McCormack, director of the joint staff, Pennsylvania National Guard, was activated as dual-status commander Dec. 31, 2021, to provide command and control of federal COVID-19 response teams in Pennsylvania.


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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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