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West Virginia Guard tests 10,000 people for COVID-19

A West Virginia National Guard Soldier waits for local citizens to arrive to be tested for COVID-19 on May 22, 2020 in Charleston, W.Va. The WVNG's Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive (CBRNE) Battalion, the 35th Civil Support Team (CST), and the 35th Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP), which make up Task Force CRE, and Task Force Medical personnel are highly trained in operating in a "contaminated environment" and have conducted more than 3,000 tests for COVID-19 in 87 lane support missions since the beginning of our response 70 days ago. (U.S. Air National Guard Photo by Staff Sgt. Caleb Vance)A West Virginia National Guard Soldier waits for local citizens to arrive to be tested for COVID-19 on May 22, 2020 in Charleston, W.Va. The WVNG's Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive (CBRNE) Battalion, the 35th Civil Support Team (CST), and the 35th Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP), which make up Task Force CRE, and Task Force Medical personnel are highly trained in operating in a "contaminated environment" and have conducted more than 3,000 tests for COVID-19 in 87 lane support missions since the beginning of our response 70 days ago. (U.S. Air National Guard Photo by Staff Sgt. Caleb Vance)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia National Guard has boxed and delivered more than 320,000 meals for West Virginians, moved more than 2.5 million items of critical personal protective equipment (PPE) to all 55 counties and tested more than 10,000 people for COVID-19.

Those are among the missions the West Virginia National Guard has completed in the past 80 days in COVID-19 response efforts. Guard members have also trained more than 4,500 civilians and 793 businesses in best practices and created over 77,000 items of PPE.

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National Guard supports NASA launch, other space missions

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying NASA astronaut and retired Marine Corps Col. Douglas Hurley and fellow crew member Robert Behnken heads skyward during liftoff from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Florida, May 30, 2020. The mission marks the resumption of human space flight from the United States. Air National Guard members in Alaska and Hawaii provided support to the launch mission. (NASA photo by Joel Kowsky)A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying NASA astronaut and retired Marine Corps Col. Douglas Hurley and fellow crew member Robert Behnken heads skyward during liftoff from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Florida, May 30, 2020. The mission marks the resumption of human space flight from the United States. Air National Guard members in Alaska and Hawaii provided support to the launch mission.
(NASA photo by Joel Kowsky)

ARLINGTON, Va. – National Guard members in Alaska and Hawaii were on duty Saturday as NASA launched its first manned space mission since 2011.

Guard members with the Alaska Air National Guard’s 176th Wing and the Hawaii Air National Guard’s 154th Wing were there to provide search-and-rescue support in case a mishap forced the astronauts aboard the spacecraft to abort the mission during launch and splashdown in the Pacific region.

“We provide the rescue network with the C-17 [Globemaster III],” said Air Force Lt. Col. Anthony Davis, with the 154th Wing and head planner for the contingency mission. “It’s an exciting moment to be able to return to such a meaningful mission.”

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A Covid-19 Memorial Day 2020

Memorial Day 2020

A Covid-19 Memorial Day 2020

They fought the battle there.
This time you fought the battle here. 
Both times for America. 
They’re not here to enjoy it with us.  
But today they’re in our hearts. 
We are Americans.  You.  Me.  All of us.  An awesome national family.  
We can do anything.  Overcome anything.  Succeed like no others.  Always have. Always will.
Make this Memorial Day your new beginning. Show them you are worthy of the sacrifices made. 
Dedicate yourself to the proposition of making America free and independent, and of being excellent to each other.  
Show the world what Americans are made of.

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A Coronavirus Memorial Day 2020

Luxembourg American Cemetery support our troops org

They fought the battle there.

This time you fought the battle here.

Both times for America.

They’re not here to enjoy it with us.  

But today they’re in our hearts.

We are Americans. You. Me. All of us. An awesome national family.  

We can do anything. Overcome anything. Succeed like no others. Always have. Always will.

Make this Memorial Day your new beginning. Show them you are worthy of the sacrifices made.

Dedicate yourself to the proposition of making America free and independent, and of being excellent to each other.  

Show the world what Americans are made of.

~~ The SOT Team, May 25, 2020

 

Cannon AFB Provides Food on the Front Lines of COVID-19

Senior Airman Margaret Dziamba, left, a fitness services specialist assigned to the 27th Special Operations Force Support Squadron, and Staff Sgt. Jordan Sexton, a food services specialist assigned to the 27 SOFSS, prepares meal containers for quarantined Airmen at the Pecos Trail Dining Facility on Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., May 15, 2020. The 27 SOFSS is responsible for preparing three hot meals a day, as well as snacks and drinks, for over 140 Airmen quarantined on Cannon. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Maxwell Daigle)Senior Airman Margaret Dziamba, left, a fitness services specialist assigned to the 27th Special Operations Force Support Squadron, and Staff Sgt. Jordan Sexton, a food services specialist assigned to the 27 SOFSS, prepares meal containers for quarantined Airmen at the Pecos Trail Dining Facility on Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., May 15, 2020. The 27 SOFSS is responsible for preparing three hot meals a day, as well as snacks and drinks, for over 140 Airmen quarantined on Cannon. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Maxwell Daigle)

Inside the kitchen of the Pecos Trail dining facility on Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico, long rows of white styrofoam food containers are surrounded by a swarm of airmen. They quickly move around the crowded, narrow space, emptying large bowls and trays of hot food into the containers. The meals are then shuffled into insulated boxes, counted and then pushed to the loading dock for delivery.

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National Guard expanding COVID-19 testing across Wisconsin

Citizen-Soldiers and Citizen-Airmen from the Wisconsin National Guard collect specimens for COVID-19 testing May 13, 2020, at Burlington High School in Burlington, Wisconsin. The Wisconsin National Guard has 25 specimen collection teams operating throughout the state.Citizen-Soldiers and Citizen-Airmen from the Wisconsin National Guard collect specimens for COVID-19 testing May 13, 2020, at Burlington High School in Burlington, Wisconsin. The Wisconsin National Guard has 25 specimen collection teams operating throughout the state.

MADISON, Wis. – Twenty-five specimen collection teams from the Wisconsin National Guard continue to help increase the state’s COVID-19 testing capacity. Four teams collected specimens Sunday and 19 were collecting them May 18.

The 600 Citizen-Soldiers and -Airmen on the teams established mobile testing sites at correctional facilities and health clinics, private businesses, and drive-thru locations. After collecting the specimens at each site, Wisconsin National Guard troops send the test kits to a state lab for analysis. Results are shared with people via a phone call from their local health department or a state call center in three to five days.

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