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Florida National Guard testing at long-term care facilityOpen in a New Window

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The Florida National Guard is conducting COVID-19 testing at a long-term
Florida National Guard Maj. Jacqueline S. Zuluaga, 256th Medical Company Area Support company commander, works on mission requirements for scheduling of long-term care facility COVID-19 testing. The FLNG is working closely with federal, state and local partners during the pandemic.


Oklahoma Guard supports hot spot through COVID-19 outbreakOpen in a New Window

GUYMON, Okla. – The Oklahoma Air and Army National Guard is helping the Oklahoma State Department of
Oklahoma Army and Air National Guard members help conduct COVID-19 testing at the Texas County Activity Center in Guymon, Oklahoma, May 16, 2020. Guymon had more cases of the coronavirus - 650 - than any other city in the state but Oklahoma City. Guymon ranks 40th in state population, while Oklahoma City has the most people of any city in the state.


Mobilians with Alabama Guard combat COVID-19 in hometownOpen in a New Window

MOBILE, Ala. – Task Force 31, a joint effort between the Alabama Air and Army National Guard, has
An Alabama National Guard Soldier with a Task Force 31 disinfection team hangs up his personal protective suit to dry in a Fort Whiting hangar in Mobile, Alabama, May 15, 2020.


Michigan National Guard responds to flooded communitiesOpen in a New Window

MIDLAND, Mich. – The Michigan National Guard helped rescue residents threatened by flooding in
Pfc. Lydia Humphrey, 1073rd Maintenance Company, Michigan Army National Guard, assists Anita Wheeler from Midland, Michigan, as the Guard responds to flooding caused by dam breaches May 20, 2020. Michigan National Guard units from Bay City, Saginaw, Port Huron and other nearby communities helped evacuate people.


Nebraska Army National Guard firefighters deploy to RomaniaOpen in a New Window

OMAHA, Neb. – Seven Nebraska Army National Guard Soldiers with the 181st Engineer Detachment
Seven Nebraska Army National Guard Soldiers with the 181st Engineer Detachment (Firefighter Team) and their families watch recorded video messages from government leaders including Norfolk Mayor Josh Moenning (on screen left), May 17, 2020, during a brief send-off ceremony before their yearlong overseas deployment to Romania.


New Jersey Guard pitches in at home for veteransOpen in a New Window

VINELAND, N.J. – When the call for volunteers came, 31 Citizen-Airmen with the New Jersey Air
U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Bernard Cortes, left, speaks with 108th Wing Command Chief Master Sgt. Holly Rivera at the Veterans Memorial Home at Vineland, N.J., May 19, 2020. Cortes, who is with the New Jersey National Guard’s 177th Fighter Wing, is deployed as officer in charge to the home with a team of Airmen supporting staff with housekeeping, maintenance, health screening, food service, and life enrichment.


Wisconsin Guard conducting mobile testing around stateOpen in a New Window

MADISON, Wis. – More than 600 Citizen-Soldiers and -Airmen with the Wisconsin National Guard have
The Wisconsin National Guard has collected more than 58,000 COVID-19 test specimens at sites across Wisconsin like this one.


NY and Connecticut UH-60 crews conduct fire-bucket trainingOpen in a New Window

CORTLANDT MANOR, N.Y. – UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crews from the New York and Connecticut Army
New York Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Matthew Cordar, a member of Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion 142nd Aviation, speaks to New York and Connecticut National Guard Soldiers preparing to conduct fire bucket training May 19, 2020, at Camp Smith Training Site in Cortlandt Manor, N.Y. Twelve Soldiers trained to prepare for fire season.


Mobile Texas National Guard team conducts COVID-19 testsOpen in a New Window

MISSION, Texas – A Texas National Guard Mobile Testing Team conducted COVID-19 tests at
U.S. Army Spc. Tamra Townsend, a combat medic specialist, cuts a sterile swab stick at Diaz - Villarreal Elementary School in Mission, Texas, May 4, 2020. The Texas Military Department is supporting the critical health care infrastructure and assisting with mobile testing for COVID-19.


NY Army Guard conducts 'virtual drills' due to COVID-19Open in a New Window

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – New York Army National Guard Sgt. Heather Hiltbrand spent her April 25 drill
While conducting a "virtual drill" with Headquarters and Headquarters Company of the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team from her home in Syracuse, N.Y., April 18, 2020, New York Army National Guard Sgt. Heather Hiltbrand faced some unusual challenges. Her cat, Kevin, kept climbing on her keyboard. New York Army National Guard Soldiers have been drilling via computer and phone calls since Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo ordered a "pause" to prevent the spread of the COVID19 virus in mid-March.


How the legacy of a fallen Soldier reminds us to do our bestOpen in a New Window

CAMP MABRY, Texas⁠ – Wade Slack was once a kid who loved hunting and video games. He was devoted to
Texas National Guard Soldiers with Joint Task Force 176 – Col. Robert Crockem, commander; Maj. Peter Ammerman, operations officer; Capt. Brett Anderson, chaplain; and 1st Lt. Andrew Slack, liaison officer – honor Slack's brother, Spc. Wade Slack, on the 10th anniversary of his death at Camp Mabry in Austin, Texas, May 6, 2020.


Florida National Guard supports two new walk-up test sitesOpen in a New Window

MIAMI – The Florida National Guard (FLNG) supports two new COVID-19 walk-up community-based testing
The Florida National Guard supports local authorities at the newest walk-up community-based testing sites in Miami-Dade and Broward counties. The FLNG is working closely with federal, state and local partners during the COVID-19 response.


West Virginia National Guard testing for COVID-19Open in a New Window

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia National Guard began COVID-19 testing at a prison and a
Members of the West Virginia National Guard supported COVID-19 test lanes for minorities and vulnerable populations, May 15, 2020, in Martinsburg. Guard members are also testing at a correctional facility and Inter-State Hardwoods.


NGB chief promotes first Guard director of space operationsOpen in a New Window

AURORA, Colo. – U.S. Air Force Gen. Joseph L. Lengyel, chief of the National Guard Bureau (NGB),
U.S. Air Force Gen. Joseph L. Lengyel, chief, National Guard Bureau, promotes U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Gregory T. White, director of space operations, National Guard Bureau, to major general May 20, 2020, at Buckley Air Force Base, Aurora, Colorado.


Michigan Guard helps evacuate flood victimsOpen in a New Window

MIDLAND, Mich. – Michigan National Guard units from Bay City, Saginaw, Port Huron and other nearby
Michigan National Guard units from Bay City, Saginaw, Port Huron, and other nearby communities responded to a request for assistance May 20, 2020 following massive flooding in the Midland, Michigan, area resulting from the breach of the Edenville and Sanford Dams.


Georgia Guard helps feed school kidsOpen in a New Window

ATLANTA – The Georgia Army National Guard helped the Atlanta Public Schools system distribute almost
Brig. Gen. John Gentry, commander of the Marietta-based, 78th Troop Command, and Command Sgt. Maj. Paul Locke, senior enlisted adviser, meet with Cpt. Athena Brown, officer in charge, 110th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, at Frederick Douglass High School in Atlanta, Georgia, May 18, 2020. Members of the Guard helped distribute food to children who normally would get two meals a day at school.


21st WMD-CST test PPE to protect Guard, medical staffOpen in a New Window

ANDOVER, N.J. – Members of the 21st Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team (WMD-CST) are
A New Jersey National Guard Soldier, 21st Weapons of Mass Destruction-Civil Support Team (WMD-CST), conducts a mask fitting test for an Airman at a long-term care facility, Andover N.J., May 8, 2020. The WMD-CST has been training Soldiers and Airmen on proper ways to wear personal protective equipment during the COVID-19 relief effort.


Army, Air officers bring different backgrounds to task forceOpen in a New Window

HORSHAM AIR GUARD STATION, Pa. – Col. Jon Farr is an Army armor officer who has multiple combat
Col. Scott Coradi, left, and Col. Jon Farr discuss operational plans while overlooking a map of the area of operations for Pennsylvania Task Force South at Horsham Air Guard Station, Pennsylvania, May 2, 2020.


Maryland military police support COVID-19 test siteOpen in a New Window

WESTMINSTER, Md. – About 10 Soldiers from the Maryland Army National Guard’s 115th Military Police
About 10 Soldiers from the Maryland Army National Guard’s 115th Military Police Battalion began supporting the first state-sponsored, community-based COVID-19 testing site May 14, 2020, at the Carroll County Agriculture Center in Westminster, Maryland.


Oregon Airmen use technology to complete training, missionOpen in a New Window

PORTLAND AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Ore. – Nearly two months into the stay-at-home order issued by
Col. Esther Sablan, commander of the 150th Special Operations Wing, participates in first virtual unit training assembly for April 2020 drill.