Georgia National Guard continues to serve the state and nation
1 / 2 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Spc. Robert Ratzmann, a wheeled vehicle mechanic with the Rome-based 1160th Transportation Company, 265th Chemical Battalion, 201st Regional Support Group, Georgia Army National Guard checks in a patient to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, April 13, 2021, at a mass vaccination site in Savannah, Georgia. The Georgia National Guard provided on-site logistics and operation support to the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency as they administered COVID-19 vaccinations at mass vaccination locations across Georgia. (Photo Credit: Cpl. Isaiah Matthews) VIEW ORIGINAL
Georgia National Guard continues to serve the state and nation
2 / 2 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Spc. Rashad Kelley, a unit supply specialist with the Savannah-based Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 118th Field Artillery Regiment, 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Georgia Army National Guard receives a visitor on April 13, 2021, at a mass vaccination site in Savannah, Georgia. The Georgia National Guard provided on-site logistics and operation support to the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency as they administered COVID-19 vaccinations at mass vaccination locations across Georgia. (Photo Credit: Capt. Bryant Wine) VIEW ORIGINAL

MARIETTA, Ga. – Approximately 460 Soldiers and Airmen from the Georgia National Guard are working at almost 40 hospitals across the state to ease the burden on medical staff due to COVID cases.

The Georgia National Guard is providing medical support teams and entry control teams at hospitals in Albany, Atlanta, Athens, Braselton, Brunswick, Calhoun, Carrollton, Chatsworth, Clayton County, Cobb County, Fayette County, Gainesville, Greensboro, Houston County, Newnan, Savannah, Stockbridge and Rome. In addition, Guard members are assisting at 10 Wellstar Hospital locations.

The Georgia Guardsmen are among 12,000 National Guard members around the country who continue to support COVID-19 response efforts during the pandemic.

“Missions may shift, but we are always ready to serve the people of Georgia in any capacity,” said Maj. Gen. Tom Carden, the adjutant general of the Georgia National Guard and member of the Governor’s Coronavirus Response Task Force.

In addition to the statewide response, Georgia National Guard service members recently assisted the Louisiana National Guard with Hurricane Ida recovery efforts, were deployed to New York to assist with security during the United Nations General Assembly, and continue to serve in all six geographic combatant commands around the world.

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