• Spc. Christopher Albertson of King William moves Olive Lewis from his Humvee after transport. Fairfax County, Va. 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.

    Virginia Guard Soldiers conduct medical transport mission

    Spc. Christopher Albertson of King William moves Olive Lewis from his Humvee after transport. Fairfax County, Va. resident Olive Lewis was not able to make a needed medical appointment for kidney dialysis, so the Fairfax County Emergency Operations...

  • Soldiers from the Norfolk-based Company G, 429th Brigade Support Battalion, 116th Brigade Combat Team assist Fairfax County, Va. resident Olive Lewis out of their Humvee for medical transport Feb. 8. 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.

    Virginia Guard Soldiers conduct medical transport mission

    Soldiers from the Norfolk-based Company G, 429th Brigade Support Battalion, 116th Brigade Combat Team assist Fairfax County, Va. resident Olive Lewis out of their Humvee for medical transport Feb. 8. Lewis was not able to make a needed medical...

  • Soldiers from the Norfolk-based Company G, 429th Brigade Support Battalion, 116th Brigade Combat Team assist Fairfax County, Va. resident Olive Lewis into their Humvee for medical transport Feb. 8. 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.

    Virginia Guard Soldiers conduct medical transport mission

    Soldiers from the Norfolk-based Company G, 429th Brigade Support Battalion, 116th Brigade Combat Team assist Fairfax County, Va. resident Olive Lewis into their Humvee for medical transport Feb. 8. Lewis was not able to make a needed medical...

  • Spc. Jeremy Anderson of Virginia Beach (right) and 1st Lt. David Mummert of Yorktown (left) moved Olive Lewis to their Humvee for transport. Fairfax County, Va. 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.

    Virginia Guard Soldiers conduct medical transport mission

    Spc. Jeremy Anderson of Virginia Beach (right) and 1st Lt. David Mummert of Yorktown (left) moved Olive Lewis to their Humvee for transport. Fairfax County, Va. resident Olive Lewis was not able to make a needed medical appointment for kidney dialysis...

  • 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, Va. 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.

    Virginia Guard Soldiers conduct medical transport mission

    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, Va. County resident Olive Lewis was not able to make a needed medical appointment for...

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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