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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
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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.
Read more: Cannon AFB Provides Food on the Front Lines of COVID-19
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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.
Read more: National Guard expanding COVID-19 testing across Wisconsin
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MADISON, Wis. – Members of the Wisconsin Air National Guard’s 115th Fighter Wing Fatality Search and Recovery Team (FSRT) mobilized last month to assist the state’s medical examiners with mortuary operations in the COVID-19 response.
The team’s primary task is to assist the medical examiner and coroner with the dignified removal of remains from residences, transportation and cleaning and decontamination.
Read more: 115th Fighter Wing team assists with mortuary operations
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CONCORD, N.H. – As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to drive demand for personal protective equipment, astute management of New Hampshire’s cache of masks, face shields, gowns and gloves is paramount.
The endeavor requires a full-time commitment of manpower and muscle to sort, store, secure and deliver a steady stream of PPE to first responders and healthcare professionals across the state.
Enter a dedicated team of New Hampshire Army National Guard Citizen-Soldiers.
Read more: New Hampshire Guard supports massive warehouse mission
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CAMP MABRY, Texas – Texas Army National Guard combat engineers converted Camp Swift barracks in Bastrop into medical isolation support facilities.
The 840th Engineer Mobility Augmentation Company, which operates within the Texas Military Department’s Task Force 176, mobilized in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to enhance medical infrastructure in Texas.
Read more: Texas Guard converts barracks into isolation facilities