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Florida National Guard's Army Band helps fight COVID-19
March 25, 2020
Florida National Guard Spc. Joe Morales-McCullers, 13th Army Band Miramar Fla., waits for passengers arriving from the New York area at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, March 25, 2020. The 13th Army Band is helping screen the passengers to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

W.Va. Guard expands COVID-19 response
March 25, 2020
Members of the West Virginia National Guard help state agencies transport and deliver critical medical supplies to hospitals, clinics and local health departments to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic March 24, 2020, in Poca, West Virginia. Workers packaged surgical masks, respirators, sterile gowns, and examination gloves for rapid dispatch and delivery around the state.

Ohio National Guard Soldiers rescue car crash victim
March 25, 2020
U.S. Army National Guard Soldiers, assigned to the Ohio National Guard’s HHC 1-148th Infantry Regiment – 37th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, assist after witnessing a single vehicle crash near Toledo, Ohio, March 23, 2020.

OneSource, family and spouse programs still available
March 25, 2020
U.S. Army Spc. Kinnis White, assigned to the Ohio National Guard’s 1-148th Infantry Regiment, 37th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, checks the temperatures of Soldiers assigned to the regiment before assisting at the Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank March 24, 2020. Nearly 400 Ohio Guard members were activated to support COVID-19 relief efforts.

W.Va. National Guard helps state respond to COVID-19
March 24, 2020
Members of the West Virginia National Guard's Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and High Yield Explosive (CBRNE) Battalion and 35th Civil Support Team (CST) help test the staff of a nursing facility March 23, 2020, in Morgantown, West Virginia.

Guard helps medical professionals combat COVID-19
March 24, 2020
Tech. Sgt. Alex Morhead, with the West Virginia Air National Guard’s 167th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, answers a call at the West Virginia Poison Center in Charleston, West Virginia. From staffing phone banks to administering tests for COVID-19, many of the more than 9,000 National Guard members on duty throughout the country in response to COVID-19 are helping state and local medical professionals.

Florida National Guard opens COVID-19 testing site at stadium
March 24, 2020
Florida Army National Guard Soldiers from the 1218th Transportation Company, West Palm Beach, scribe patient information during COVID-19 testing at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens March 23, 2020. The testing site is the second set up by the Guard in South Florida.

Civil support teams key element of Guard’s COVID-19 response
March 23, 2020
Members of the Louisiana National Guard’s 62nd Civil Support Team screen people at a COVID-19 mobile testing site in Westwego, Louisiana, March 21, 2020. The CSTs’ primary mission is to identify and assess biological, chemical, and radiological agents and recommend ways to counter or neutralize their effects. The National Guard has 57 CSTs – one in each state, territory and the District of Columbia, with two teams in California, New York and Florida.

COVID-19 requires historic Guard response, says Guard chief
March 23, 2020
Soldiers with the Louisiana Army National Guard’s 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team don protective suits as they prepare to administer nasal swabs to first responders and medical personnel at a mobile testing site in Westwego, Louisiana, March 21, 2020. More than 8,000 National Guard members in all 54 states, territories and the District of Columbia have been called out in to support state and local officials responsing to COVID-19.

NY National Guard supports hospitals with tents for treatment
March 23, 2020
New York Army National Guard Soldiers erect a frame during the placement of tents at the New York-Presbyterian-Hudson Valley Hospital in Cortlandt Manor, N.Y., as medical facilities prepare for an expected influx of COVID-19 patients March 20, 2020. The Soldiers are part of the statewide effort to deploy National Guard members in support of local authorities during the pandemic 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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