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  • Connecticut, New York Guard partner for COVID-19 testing

    The Connecticut National Guard 14th Civil Support Team and 103rd Medical Group, New York National Guard 24th Civil Support Team, and Connecticut Department of Public Health worked in partnership to provide COVID-19 testing to Connecticut Air National Guard personnel at Bradley Air National Guard Base, East Granby, Connecticut, June 19, 2020.
  • Nick Frederico: Pilot, Guardsman and future doctor

    Nick Frederico’s journey, from earning his pilot’s license at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to earning a medical degree from UConn, to now training to become an aerospace medicine specialist in the Guard, is a path less trodden.
  • Airman Highlight: Senior Airman John Donnelly, III

    Senior Airman John Donnelly, III grew up watching his father serve in the Connecticut Air National Guard. Following in his father’s footsteps, the recently promoted Senior Airman joined the Guard in 2017 and is currently assigned to the 103rd Civil Engineer Squadron. Like his father, Donnelly is well on his way to having an impactful and enduring career in the Guard. Donnelly is one of many Guardsmen who have been called to state active duty in response to the COVID-19 crisis. His first COVID-19 mission was in April, when he and fellow members of 103rd CES went to Stanford Hospital to set up 250 beds for patient overflow. During an interview, the 20-year-old Connecticut native discussed his experience with the COVID-19 response and how his career in the Guard has enhanced his life, both personally and professionally.
  • Connecticut National Guard provides mobile COVID-19 testing lab

    The Connecticut National Guard has turned a vehicle designed to test for environmental chemical, biological, and radiological contamination into a mobile clinical laboratory to expand the Connecticut Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 testing capacity.
  • Guard family channels service experience during COVID-19

    When National Guard members are called to duty, spouses often take care of the home front. But what happens when the spouse is called to service?
  • Guardsman supports COVID-19 response at her university

    A campus typically busy with students and staff in late April sits mostly dormant as the COVID-19 pandemic has forced Central Connecticut State University, like many others, to send students home and move classes online. One of CCSU’s students, however, has returned wearing a uniform to support the state’s COVID-19 pandemic response.
  • CTANG fire department, Security Forces maintain readiness during COVID-19

    Normal routines for Connecticut Air National Guard members have changed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hundreds of Guardsmen are actively supporting response actions around the state and many full-time personnel continue their daily tasks through telework. A constant in today’s varied environment is the need for security and emergency response at Bradley Air National Guard Base.
  • Connecticut National Guard powers COVID-19 testing site

    A once-empty parking lot has been transformed into a place where 700 people a day can drive up and be tested for COVID-19, thanks to help from the Connecticut National Guard.
  • 103rd MDG Commander leads COVID-19 response in civilian role

    Tractor-trailers began arriving at the Connecticut Convention Center shortly after 7:00 a.m. Saturday, April 11, and Connecticut Army and Air National Guardsmen quickly began the task of setting up over 600 beds for potential hospital surge capacity for patients recovering from COVID-19. Leading the operation was a face familiar to many of the Guardsman, but he was not in uniform for this particular project.
  • Connecticut Guardsmen go on State Active Duty, respond to COVID-19

    The National Guard has a dual mission: to serve the nation during federal activations anywhere in the world and to serve the state during state-side emergencies. So, when the COVID-19 virus pandemic began to spread throughout the state of Connecticut, members of the Connecticut National Guard expected to be called to duty in response to the crisis. Capt. Nathan Ferrance, Bravo Company Commander, assigned to the 1st Battalion, 102nd Infantry Regiment, Connecticut Army National Guard, received the call to duty on March 30. In less than 24 hours, he mustered soldiers under his command and led them on their first COVID-19 relief mission.