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Wisconsin Guard medic team helps at senior living facility
March 23, 2020
Wisconsin National Guard Soldiers and Airmen in their personal protective equipment at a senior living facility in Grafton, Wis., where six Guard medics are augmenting the staff. Wisconsin National Guard medics were dispatched to the senior living facility March 21 to temporarily alleviate a staffing shortfall due to confirmed cases of COVID-19 at the facility.

Maryland Guard helping with Strategic National Stockpile push
March 23, 2020
Members of the Maryland Air National Guard 175th Logistics Readiness Squadron work with members of the Maryland Office of Preparedness and Response March 19, 2020, to prepare and load medical supplies and equipment at the Maryland Strategic National Stockpile. All assets provided were prioritized for health care workers and hospitals in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wisconsin National Guard ready to support state
March 20, 2020
Brig. Gen. Joane Mathews, Wisconsin’s deputy adjutant general for Army, speaks March 12, 2020, to troops mobilizing for state active duty in response to the Wisconsin Department of Health Service’s request for assistance. Approximately 300 troops have been mobilized to state active duty to posture the Guard for state support if needed.

New Jersey Guard's 108th Wing supports COVID-19 response
March 20, 2020
New Jersey Air National Guard Tech. Sgt. Emilio E. Gonzalez, a 108th Medical Group public health technician, checks the temperature of a Security Forces Airman at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., March 19, 2020. The medical group screened members for possible fever, a common symptom of COVID-19, before being put on state active duty orders

Fort Drum supports MD Guard with training due to COVID-19
March 20, 2020
A team from Fort Drum's Townsend Mission Training Complex in New York provides real-world training scenarios to Soldiers with the 58th Expeditionary Military Intelligence Brigade, Maryland Army National Guard, at their home station in Towson, Maryland.

La. Guard assists New Orleans drive-through testing sites
March 20, 2020
Louisiana National Guard Soldiers and Airmen test first responders for COVID-19 infections at Louis Armstrong Park, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 20, 2020. The testing site is one of three across New Orleans and Jefferson Parishes and will soon open to the general public.

Weathering COVID-19: financial resilience
March 20, 2020
As COVID-19 causes a multitude of businesses and schools across the country to close, many Americans are faced with an uncertain financial future. Certain financial strategies can help keep people on track even in unpredictable situations.

National Guard Ramping Up COVID-19 Response
March 19, 2020
Air Force Gen. Joseph L. Lengyel, chief of the National Guard Bureau, briefs Pentagon reporters on the National Guard's response to the coronavirus March 19, 2020. The general said 2,050 National Guard Soldiers and Airmen in 27 states have been activated to support COVID-19 response efforts, with the number expected to double by the weekend and eventually reach the tens of thousands.

Michigan National Guard helping distribute COVID-19 supplies
March 19, 2020
Soldiers from the Michigan National Guard assist Michigan Department of Health and Human Services with assembling and loading critical personal protective gear, such as gloves, gowns and face shields, March 18, 2020. Once packaged, MDHHS will deliver the supplies to local public health departments.

Guard has long supported local officials in health emergencies
March 18, 2020
Soldiers at Camp Funston, Kansas, are quarantined while recovering from the Spanish flu in 1918. The flu infected about 500 million people around the world.


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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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