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After mission ends, Guardsmen find work at food bank
November 19, 2021
Spc. Hunter Clatterbuck, a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear specialist with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 898th Brigade Engineer Battalion, drives the Helping Hands food bank delivery truck Nov. 9, 2021, in Sedro-Woolley, Wash. The food bank hired some Washington National Guard members after their mission there came to an end.

Vermont National Guard helping vaccinate young people
November 18, 2021
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.

Minnesota National Guard responds to latest COVID surge
November 10, 2021
Minnesota National Guard Soldiers and Airmen train on Camp Ripley as nursing aides to support the state’s COVID-19 response in November 2021. Their focus includes staffing temporary care facilities.

Kentucky Guard helps hospitals stretched thin by pandemic
November 4, 2021
Kentucky Army National Guard Sgt. Alex Kropf, a mechanic with 307th Maintenance Company, receives an order for processing in the laboratory at the Medical Center at Bowling Green Oct. 20, 2021. The Kentucky National Guard is supporting hospitals across the commonwealth.

National Guard COVID-19 survivor recounts fight for his life
November 3, 2021
Air Force Lt. Col. Paul Jancsy, an air liaison officer with the National Guard Bureau, was stricken with the coronavirus in March 2020 in Saratoga Springs, New York, fell into a coma and was taken off life support. He recovered and now recommends the COVID-19 vaccine.

Hawaii National Guard administers 65,000 COVID vaccinations
November 2, 2021
Spc. Jordan T. Clapson, a medical specialist from the Task Force Medical, Hawaii National Guard Joint Task Force, administered a dose of the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine to an Oʻahu resident at the Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center in Waianae, Hawaii, Oct. 28, 2021. Army and Air National Guard medical personnel continue to support the State Department of Health at multiple sites statewide in the fight against the coronavirus.

Michigan Air National Guard Airmen briefed on COVID vaccine
October 28, 2021
U.S. Air Force Col. Kevin Bohnsack, state air surgeon, Joint Forces Headquarters,  Michigan Air National Guard, briefs Airmen about the COVID-19 vaccine at the 110th Wing, Battle Creek Air National Guard Base, Michigan, Oct. 23, 2021. The briefing was one of a series of presentations coordinated by the 110th Medical Group before the Nov. 2 deadline for Air National Guard members to get vaccinated.

Kentucky Guard ramps up COVID vaccinations for troops
October 21, 2021
A Kentucky Army National Guard Soldier receives a COVID-19 vaccination at the Bluegrass Army Depot in Richmond, Kentucky Oct. 16, 2021. Soldiers and Airmen received the vaccine as part of Operation Fortified Guardian for the Kentucky National Guard.

Georgia National Guard continues to serve state and nation
October 13, 2021
U.S. Army Spc. Rashad Kelley, a unit supply specialist with the Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 118th Field Artillery Regiment, 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Georgia Army National Guard, receives a visitor April 13, 2021, at a mass vaccination site in Savannah, Georgia. The Georgia National Guard provided on-site logistics and operation support to the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency as they administered COVID-19 vaccinations at mass vaccination locations across Georgia.

COVID response prompts 1st Idaho Guard dual-status commander
October 5, 2021
Brig. Gen. Russ Johnson, Idaho National Guard director of joint staff, visits Idaho National Guard Soldiers and Airmen at medical facilities in Idaho, Oct. 1, 2021, after being appointed the state's first dual-status commander of its COVID-19 response.


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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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