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West Virginia Guard helps state fight spread of coronavirus
March 31, 2020
Members of the West Virginia National Guard help volunteers package and deliver meals for more than 3,600 school-age students throughout Greenbrier County during the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, March 25, 2020, in Lewisburg, West Virginia.

Michigan National Guard staffs food banks in 4 communities
March 31, 2020
Michigan National Guard members support the distribution of food for families in need during the state’s response to COVID-19 at the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan, Flint, Mich., March 30, 2020. About 40 Michigan Guard members are helping at four Michigan food banks for several weeks.

Doctor helps keep Guard members safe to serve
March 31, 2020
U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Gary Katz, a flight surgeon assigned to the 178th Wing serving on Joint Task Force-37, briefs commanders March 23, 2020, at the Defense Supply Center in Columbus, Ohio. Katz is one of more than 400 members of the Ohio National Guard supporting food distribution at 12 locations across Ohio serving more than 11 million Ohioans in all 88 counties.

178th Wing analysts serve Ohioans in response to COVID19
March 31, 2020
Senior Airman Elise, an analyst assigned to the 178th Wing, analyzes a map of counties throughout Ohio March 30, 2020, at the Defense Supply Center Columbus. Elise is serving on the Joint Task Force 37 collecting data on coronavirus cases, hospitalizations and available hospital resources across the state, as well as providing weather and route information for the JTF-37 task forces supporting local food banks.

MD Guard sets up medical station in COVID-19 response
March 31, 2020
Army Pfc. NDeye Diongue, assigned to the Maryland Army National Guard’s 1297th Support Battalion, assembles a cot and bedding as she and other Soldiers set up a federal medical station in the Baltimore Convention CenterMarch 28, 2020. The station was set up to alleviate possible overcrowding at area hospitals as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.

146th Airlift Wing helps set up Los Angeles medical station
March 30, 2020
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jarrett Boyd, a structures supervisor with the California Air National Guard's 146th Airlift Wing, sets up power cords in support of a federal medical station for COVID-19 response at the Los Angeles Convention Center, March 29, 2020. The wing set up additional medical stations in the California cities of Indio and Santa Clara.

Connecticut National Guard helps distribute medical supplies
March 30, 2020
Sgt. Evan Dupree, 1048th Medium Truck Company transportation specialist, organizes boxes containing personal protective equipment at a warehouse in New Britain, Connecticut, March 30, 2020. The Connecticut National Guard  is helping distribute personal protective equipment, medical supplies, and medical equipment in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Innovation is key to Michigan Guard member's COVID-19 response
March 30, 2020
U.S. Air Force Capt. Brynt Ellis, medical readiness officer, 127th Medical Group, Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Michigan, works at the State Emergency Operations Center in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Lansing, Mich., March 28, 2020.

146th Airlift Wing helps distribute food to those in need
March 30, 2020
U.S. Air National Guard Lt. Col. Adam Goldstone from the 146th Airlift Wing’s Medical Group unloads donated food from the back of a Foodbank Santa Barbara County delivery truck at the West Boys and Girls Club in Santa Barbara, California. March 27, 2020. California Air National Guard members helped deliver food to distribution centers.

California Guard medical unit deep in the COVID-19 fight
March 30, 2020
The California Army National Guard’s Pfc. Michael Daggi of the California National Guard Medical Detachment instructs California Emergency Medical Service Authority (EMSA) staff members on properly applying personal protective equipment March 27 at a San Mateo County, California, COVID-19 treatment facility.


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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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