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New York National Guard closing down mass vaccination site
July 12, 2021
Emma L. Jenks, 21, of Millerton, New York, gets one of the last vaccinations at the Jacob K Javits mass vaccination site in Manhattan July 9, 2021. Jenks, the daughter of New York Army National Guard Sgt. Major Robert, received her second Pfizer vaccination from nurse Christina Davis-Riley and New York Air National Guard Tech. Sgt. Mark Manual, a member of the 105th Airlift Wing, who served as the data entry technician. Representatives from the agencies that comprised Joint Task Javits witnessed the occasion.

Oregon Guard dual status commander leads vaccination clinic
July 9, 2021
U.S. Air Force Brig. General Mark Crosby, Joint Task Force Oregon dual status commander, checks in with Civil Air Patrol volunteers during the Jackson County Vaccination Equity Project April 21, 2021, at Central Point, Oregon. Crosby, the assistant adjutant general for air for the Oregon National Guard, was the first Oregon National Guard dual status commander leading approximately 120 people from all branches of the Armed Forces on the two-month mission to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to people in southern Oregon.

Georgia Guard helps vaccinate tens of thousands of Georgians
July 7, 2021
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brenda Franklin, left, a public health specialist with the 116th Medical Group, conducts a medical examination with Tech. Sgt. Dewayne Bembry, an aerospace propulsion craftsman with the 116 Maintenance Squadron, after he returned from a COVID-19 vaccination mission, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, July 1, 2021. Airmen and Soldiers from the Georgia National Guard vaccinated more than 170,000 people.

Pennsylvania National Guard vaccination mission ends
July 1, 2021
Spc. Christopher Valencia, combat medical specialist with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 112 Infantry Regiment administers a COVID-19 vaccine to Romero Sergio at the Esperanza Community Vaccination Center in Philadelphia on May 17, 2021.

New York Army Guard Twins serve together on COVID-19 mission
June 30, 2021
New York Army National Guard Spcs. Armani and Artez Wilkins, right, and Pfcs. Jiralmi and Gizelle Lugo, left, on the roof of the Jacob Javits mass vaccination site  in New York June 29, 2021. The two sets of identical twins have served together to support New York’s Operation COVID-19 response.

Nevada National Guard continues vaccinations all summer
June 29, 2021
Nevada National Guard Spc. Austin Czarnecki of Joint Task Force 17 administers the Janssen vaccine to a patient at the College of Southern Nevada Cheyenne campus June 23, 2021 in Las Vegas. Soldiers and Airmen will vaccinate people at the Cheyenne and Charleston campuses through Sept. 30.

Nevada National Guard enters final stages of COVID battle
June 16, 2021
Nevada National Guard Spc. Dulce Alaniz with Joint Task Force 17 prepares to administer the one-shot Janssen vaccine to a citizen at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas June 10, 2021. The Nevada Guard is winding down it's 16-month battle against the coronavirus.

WVNG medical unit ensures Soldier readiness, COVID response
June 10, 2021
Members of the West Virginia National Guard helped conduct a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Toyota Motor Manufacturing plant in Buffalo, West Virginia, March 26, 2021. More than 200 employees were vaccinated, demonstrating a whole of government public-private partnership that has helped West Virginia become a nationally recognized leader in COVID-19 vaccine administration.

Nevada Air Guard’s ‘Baby Doc’ a leader in pandemic battle
June 9, 2021
Nevada Air National Guard 1st Lt. Caleena Longworth with Joint Task Force 17 prepares a syringe with the Moderna vaccine at the Las Vegas Readiness Center, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Longworth has vaccinated 4,500 people.

Cal Guard helps vaccinate nearly 1.5 million Californians
June 3, 2021
U.S. Army Lt. Col. Leroy L. Cisneros of the California Army National Guard, commander of the Community Vaccination Center in Oakland, California, oversees operations of both Army and Air Guardsmen who worked with civilian health care workers to vaccinate more than 500,000 San Francisco Bay Area residents after the temporary facility opened February 2021. In three months, Cisneros’ hard-working crew reached the half-million mark before closing in late May.


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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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