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STATEMENT: NATIONAL GUARD ARMING & DESIGNATED REST
By | Jan. 13, 2021
WASHINGTON – We received numerous inquiries today about National Guardsmen being armed and

DC National Guard members stand in front of a monument in Washington, D.C on January 5, 2021. The District of Columbia National Guard activated several hundred personnel to support the city government during expected demonstrations ahead of the 59th presidential inauguration. (D.C. National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Anthony Small)
Always Ready, Always There: D.C. National Guard Provides Assistance for Peaceful Transition of Power
By 2nd Lt. Deborah Ou-Yang | Jan. 13, 2021
In past presidential inaugurations, the District of Columbia National Guard has escorted presidents, marched in ceremonial parades, conducted crowd management and ensured the safety of participants of the event. While the D.C. National Guard plays no less pivotal a role, this year is turning out to be a bit different.

D.C. National Guardsmen to use Identification Vest during Demonstration Activation
By Capt. Tinashe Machona | Jan. 5, 2021
District of Columbia National Guardsmen will wear a black identification only vest during the

Members of the District of Columbia National Guard swear-in as special police with the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department prior to the 57th Anniversary of the March on Washington event in Washington, D.C., Aug. 28. The soldiers and airmen will be supporting local and federal agencies with traffic control and security checkpoints throughout the event.
D.C. National Guardsmen to provide traffic control and crowd management during D.C. demonstrations
By Capt Tinashe Machona | Jan. 4, 2021
More than 300 District of Columbia National Guard personnel are activating today to support the city government during expected demonstrations this week. Guardsmen will support crowd control, assist police with street closures and Fire and Emergency Management Services as required.

The D.C. National Guard was called upon to support the district’s first responders in May 2020 as protests spread across the nation following the death of George Floyd. Thousands of guardsmen from other states assisted in D.C. National Guard efforts, which concluded in June. The mission was the biggest activation of soldiers and airmen in over 40 years. (Photo credit: D.C. National Guard)
A Look Back at 2020: D.C. National Guard Civil Unrest Mission
By 2nd Lt. Deborah Ou-Yang | Dec. 21, 2020
The D.C. National Guard was called upon to support the district’s first responders in May 2020 as protests spread across the nation following the death of George Floyd. The mission was the biggest activation of D.C. National Guard soldiers and airmen in over 40 years since the civil rights movement.
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Michigan National Guard assists with COVID-19 vaccinations
U.S. Army Spc. Mustansir Husain with the Task Force Spartan COVID Vaccination Testing Team, Michigan Army National Guard, prepares a COVID-19 vaccination in Lake Ann, Michigan, Jan. 21, 2021. The state of Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) requested support for the COVID-19 vaccine inoculations statewide.
Jan. 22, 2021 - TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – The Michigan National Guard teamed with the Benzie-Leelanau District Health

First mobile vaccination teams assist Wisconsin communities
Vaccinators and Citizen-Soldiers from the Wisconsin National Guard prepare for the first day of mobile vaccination team operations Jan. 19, 2021, in Greendale, Wis. Guard members and students from the University of Wisconsin system make up nine teams available to help local health departments increase COVID-19 vaccine access.
Jan. 22, 2021 - GREENDALE, Wis. – Wisconsin’s first mobile vaccination teams began helping local health departments

Maryland National Guard assisting with vaccinations
U.S. Army Col. Eric Allely, Maryland National Guard state surgeon, observes a MDNG medical Soldier draw a COVID-19 vaccine into a syringe Jan. 18, 2020, at the Maryland State House, Annapolis, Md. Members from the MDNG Medical Detachment and 224th Medical Company Area Support administered the vaccines to Gov. Larry Hogan, Lt. Gov. Boyd K. Rutherford, their wives, and Maryland Deputy Health Secretary Dr. Jinlene Chan.
Jan. 22, 2021 - MIDDLE RIVER, Md. – Maryland National Guard Mobile Vaccination Support Teams are working hard

New Mexico woman joins husband, son in National Guard
The Saavedra family: Pvt. Jeremiah Shaw, Staff Sgt. Tanya Saavedra and 1st Sgt. Jason Saavedra. Tanya Saavedra enlisted in the New Mexico National Guard after 14 years in the Navy. Jason Saavedra is a 21-year veteran of the National Guard. Shaw, a 17-year-old high school senior, enlisted in the Guard at the end of his junior year.
Jan. 22, 2021 - ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Tanya Saavedra thought her days in the military had ended.During 14 years in the

Halfway through deployment, 28th ECAB remains focused
A CH-47 Chinook helicopter, operated by Soldiers with Bravo Company, 3-238th General Support Aviation Battalion, 28th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade, flies over the 28th ECAB's area of operations in the Middle East during a routine flight mission. Soldiers with the 28th ECAB recently passed the midway point of their deployment.
Jan. 22, 2021 - KUWAIT – Soldiers with the 28th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade recently passed the midway
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