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Oregon National Guard wraps up hospital support mission
January 3, 2022
Airman 1st Class Conner Meling, 142nd Communications Flight, Portland Air National Guard Base, Ore., provides temperature screening services at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. The Oregon National Guard mobilized 1,588 service members and provided over 300,000 labor hours at more than 20 hospitals across Oregon.

Wisconsin National Guard supports COVID testing, vaccination
December 20, 2021
Wisconsin National Guard Citizen-Soldiers and -Airmen collect specimens for COVID-19 testing in 2021. The Wisconsin National Guard has multiple COVID-19 specimen collection teams operating throughout the state and has administered nearly 1.2 million COVID tests and more than 230,000 vaccines statewide since the pandemic began.

Louisiana Guard ‘Protects What Matters’ in challenging year
December 20, 2021
Louisiana National Guardsmen with the 2225th Multi-Role Bridge Company ferry emergency responders and equipment from Lafitte to Barataria to assist locals with recovery efforts, Jean Lafitte, La., Sept. 4, 2021. The only bridge to Barataria was damaged during Hurricane Ida and was rendered inoperable.

New Jersey National Guard nurse honored for COVID work
December 16, 2021
U.S. Army Maj. Melinda F. Moyer, D.N.P., director of clinical programs, New Jersey National Guard Joint Surgeons Office, Joint Force Headquarters-Army, received the Army Nurse Corps Association 2021 Military Nursing Evidence-Based Practice Award in Lawrenceville, N.J., Dec. 8, 2021. Moyer was honored for her work with Yale University studying COVID infections among military personnel.

New York National Guard officer honored for COVID response
December 16, 2021
New York Army National Guard Col. Michael Bice speaks to Cassie Huang, 28, of New York after she received the 500,000th COVID-19 vaccination administered at the New York state vaccination site at the Jacob Javits Convention Center April 26, 2021. Bice, who directed the 620 National Guard troops and 400 civilians who worked at the site, has been recognized for his efforts by Crain’s New York Business and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield.

NY National Guard sends 120 troops to bolster long-term care
December 8, 2021
New York Army National Guard Sgt. William Liu, a member of the 24th Civil Support Team, works at the New York State COVID-19 Vaccination Site at the Aqueduct Race Track in Queens Aug. 24, 2021. The New York National Guard has conducted a number of missions during New York's response to the COVID-19 pandemic and is now sending medical personnel into nursing homes to help alleviate staffing shortages.

Louisiana National Guard honors COVID response team
December 7, 2021
Awards waiting to be handed out to Louisiana National Guard Task Force COVID members during a ceremony at the State Aviation Command in Hammond, Louisiana, Dec. 2, 2021. The ceremony was one of a series across the state to honor more than 850 LANG members who have helped Louisianans during COVID-19 recovery operations.

104th Fighter Wing supports COVID-19 testing task force
November 24, 2021
Airman 1st Class Tenzin Dakar, an aerospace medical technician with the 104th Medical Group, and Spc. Michael Major, a unit supply specialist with the 125th Quartermaster Company, examine a pool testing tube before conducting COVID-19 testing Nov. 17, 2021, in the Northampton, Massachusetts, school district. The Massachusetts National Guard was activated in mid-October to augment COVID-19 testing personnel in school districts across Massachusetts.

Minnesota National Guard to support health care facilities
November 23, 2021
Members of the Minnesota National Guard, activated by Gov. Tim Walz Nov. 18, 2021, to support health care facilities experiencing severe staffing shortages, train as certified nursing assistants and temporary nursing aides.

Nez Perce Tribe, Idaho Guard work together during pandemic
November 19, 2021
Idaho National Guard medical and dental Citizen-Soldiers and Citizen-Airmen teamed with Nez Perce health care personnel as part of a broader effort to recover from the summer’s surge of COVID-19 cases plaguing northern Idaho.


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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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