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Hundreds of New York National Guard members respond to COVID-19
March 18, 2020
Spc.Sherman Bristol, left, a member of the New York Army National Guard's 4th Finance Detachment, and Airman 1st Class Nieves with the New York Air National Guard’s 106th Rescue Wing, help clean City Hall  in New Rochelle, New York, March 14, 2020. New York Army and Air National Guard members are supporting the multi-agency response to COVID-19.

Puerto Rico Guard screening airport passengers for COVID-19
March 18, 2020
Citizen-Soldiers of the Puerto Rico National Guard along with the Department of Health and other state and federal agencies have begun evaluating and giving orientation to all passengers arriving at Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in Carolina, Puerto Rico, through screenings to detect any suspected case of COVID-19 and avoid more infections, March 17, 2020.

W.Va. Guard experts train first responders in PPE safety
March 18, 2020
Members of the West Virginia National Guard provide hands-on personal protective equipment instruction to first responders from Kentucky and West Virginia, March 16, 2020, in Huntington, W.Va.

FLNG helps with drive-through virus testing in South Florida
March 17, 2020
Denise Reynolds, left, the chief nursing officer at Memorial Hospital West, discusses tactics for the coronavirus drive-through testing facility with Maj. Mark Sullivan, with the Florida National Guard’s medical detachment, March 16, 2020. The Florida National Guard is mobilizing up to 500 Citizen-Soldiers and Airmen in support of the Florida Department of Health's response in Broward County.

Guard members continue to assist in COVID-19 response
March 17, 2020
Army Spc. Reagan Long, left, a horizontal construction engineer with the New York Army National Guard’s 827th Engineer Company, and Army Pfc. Naomi Velez, a horizontal construction engineer with the New York Army Guard’s 152nd Engineer Support Company, register people at a COVID-19 mobile screening center in New Rochelle, New York, March 14, 2020. More than 1,500 National Guard members in 22 states have been activated in support of state and local authorities responding to the COVID-19 outbreak.

PRNG turns from earthquake to COVID-19 response
March 17, 2020
The Puerto Rico National Guard is supporting the Puerto Rico Department of Health by screening passengers at the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport to detect suspected cases of coronavirus. Citizen-Soldiers received medical evaluations and guidance from Dr. Kendra Caraballo, an epidemiologist, and general instructions from Staff Sgt. Marimar Rivera.

Wisconsin National Guard helps bring cruise passengers home
March 16, 2020
An aircraft carrying Wisconsin citizens returning from the Grand Princess cruise ship with confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus arrives at Volk Field Combat Readiness Training Center at Camp Douglas, Wisconsin, March 15, 2020. Wisconsin National Guard Soldiers and Airmen transported the residents to their homes for self-quarantine.

Health of force key to COVID response, says Guard’s top leader
March 16, 2020
U.S. Army Spc. Rudy Santos, a unit supply specialist assigned to the Headquarters & Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 42nd Infantry Division, hands out food to members of the community during Operation COVID-19 at the Martin Luther King Community Center, New Rochelle, New York, March 13, 2020. Members of the Army and Air National Guard from numerous states have been activated under Operation COVID-19 to support federal, state and local efforts.


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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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