Soldiers from the Norfolk-based Company G, 429th Brigade Support Battalion, 116th Brigade Combat Team conduct a patient transport mission Feb. 8 in Fairfax County. County resident Olive Lewis was not able to make a needed medical appointment for kidney dialysis, so the Fairfax County Emergency Operations Center dispatched the Virginia National Guard was called to transport her.

"I appreciate the help of the Virginia Guard so much," said Glenda Lewis, Olive's daughter. "We would have ended up in the emergency room without this help."

First Lt. David Mummert of Yorktown, Spc. Jeremy Anderson of Virginia Beach, and Spc. Christopher Albertson of King William took part in the mission.

"This is why I joined the Guard," Mummert said. "I served on active duty and we had important missions, but Guard is more in touch with people around you. You are getting the chance to make a contribution to your community."

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