A highlight of the capabilities and accomplishments of the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs through 2019.
Video elements taken from a Tank Battle event held at Bemowo Piskie Training Area, Poland, July 13, 2019. 3rd Squadron, 278th Armored Calvary Regiment, Pa. Army National Guard are there as part of enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group Poland.
The 2019 Army National Guard Best Warrior Competition was held in Oklahoma at Camp Gruber Training Center, July 16, 2019. The Army National Guard Best Warrior Competition is the culminating test for the top 14 noncommissioned officers and Soldiers from seven regions across the nation who compete in a week-long test of soldiering skills and abilities to take home the title of 2019 Army National Guard Soldier and NCO of the Year. (Oklahoma Army National Guard video by Spc. Reece Heck)
A KC-135 aircraft assigned to the 171st Air Refueling Wing, Pennsylvania Air National Guard provides aerial refueling for a C-5 aircraft assigned to 436th Airlift Wing, Air Force Reserves, Dover AFB, Del. June 19, 2019. (U.S. Air National Guard video by Staff Sgt. Bryan Hoover)
Seventy Pennsylvania National Guard (PNG) Soldiers and Airmen competed with rifles and pistols in multiple courses of fire to determine the best marksmen during the Governor’s Twenty match at Fort Indiantown Gap on July 13, 2019.
Soldiers with C-Co, 2 Battalion 112th Infantry Regiment, 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 28th Infantry Division, Pennsylvania Army National Guard conducted a live fire exercise during Decisive Strike 19 June 27 in North Macedonia. Simulated casualties were evacuated and transported to the rear where medics were ready to evaluate and treat patients.
Pennsylvania National Guardsmen in Lithuania for exercise Saber Strike participated in a parade and display celebrating the 25th Anniversary of their State Partnership Program with the country, in the capital city, Vilnius, 10 June 2018. The State Partnership Program, started in 1993, has increased civil and military cooperation between Pennsylvania and Lithuania, and is an example of the United States' strong bonds with foreign nations.
Pennsylvania National Guard relocate some of their aviation assets to McEntire Joint National Guard Base from Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, September 16, 2018. While in transit, crews flew through remnants of Tropical Storm Florence and monitored flood prone areas for potential needs and support. Video by Master Sgt. George Roach, Joint Force Headquarters, Pennsylvania National Guard Video by Master Sgt. George Roach, Joint Force Headquarters, Pennsylvania National Guard
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Capt. Richard Auletta briefs his staff before their shift change in the Joint Emergency Operation Command, 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Horsham Air Guard Station, Pennsylvania.   Members of the 56th SBCT and the 111th Attack Wing join forces to become Task Force South to support the Pa. National Guard Covid-19 response. Some recent missions include supporting Montgomery County Community Testing Site with medical staff and logistics support for the creation of the FEMA Medical Station which can house 250 non-acute patients located at the Glen Mills School.
Pa. National Guard Operation Update
By Lt. Col. Keith Hickox | March 31, 2020
As of March 26, approximately 600 Pennsylvania National Guard (PANG) members are involved in supporting our interagency state partners as they respond to COVID-19. They are actively conducting missions while standing by in anticipation of additional tasks.

Soldiers from the 103rd Engineer Battalion, Pennsylvania National Guard, help the Federal Emergency Management Agency unload equipment at the a school in Glen Mills, Pa., to establish a federal medical station for non-COVID 19 patients should regional hospitals become full.
Iowa, Pa., Del. National Guard in thick of COVID-19 battle
By National Guard Bureau | March 31, 2020
ARLINGTON, Va. – Dozens of members of the Pennsylvania, Delaware and Iowa National Guard are helping

GLEN MILLS, Pa. – Soldiers from the 103rd Engineer Battalion, Pa. National Guard, provide logistical assistance to FEMA at the Glen Mills School where they unloaded federal equipment to establish a federal medical station, from March 28 to 29. Federal, state and local assets are coming together to open this facility which can house non-COVID 19 patients with less severe conditions if and when regional hospitals become full.
Pa. National Guard Supports FEMA Medical Station
By Lt. Col. Keith Hickox | March 29, 2020
Federal, state and local assets are coming together to open this facility which can house non-COVID 19 patients with less severe conditions if and when regional hospitals become full. 

Spc. Jose Delacruz of Philadelphia and the Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 228th Transportation Motor Transport Battalion, 213th Regional Support Group, Pennsylvania Army National Guard assists with unloading N95 Surgical Mask and other Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at a Department of Health (DOH) warehousing facility on March 25. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Daniel Palermo)
Pa. Guard Supporting Interagency State Partners during COVID-19 operations
By Master Sgt. Daniel Palermo | March 26, 2020
Several Pennsylvania National Guard members were assigned March 25 to support a warehouse mission with the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

A Temple University Ambler Campus police officer stands guard at a Montgomery County coronavirus test site in Upper Dublin Township on March 20, 2020. Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency directed a group of nearly 80 Army and Air National Guard members to help Montgomery County with drive-through COVID-19 testing at Temple University’s Ambler Campus. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Wil Acosta)
Hundreds of COVID-19 tests administered daily in Montgomery County with help of Pa. National Guard
By | March 24, 2020
Since the Pennsylvania National Guard began helping Montgomery County administer COVID-19 test kits
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