Soldiers from the Pennsylvania National Guard and officials from PA Department of Health and PA Emergency Management Agency, officially opened a community based testing site at Mohegan Sun Arena on April 20, 2020
Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 111th Infantry Regiment (Task Force Associator), PA National Guard, from Plymouth Meeting, Pa. began conducting COVID-19 self-testing at the community base test site at Montgomery County Community College. This site will aid and monitor self based testing at the direction of PEMA
Soldiers from the Pennsylvania National Guard's 213th Regional Support Group work with Pennsylvania Department of Human Services to transport food to distribution centers across the Commonwealth. As of April 15, 2020, the Pennsylvania National Guard has delivered 225,228 meals and travelled over 12,100 miles.
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.
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)
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.
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U.S. Soldiers with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 28th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade stand in formation while adhering to social distancing guidelines and COVID-19 mitigation directives.
Despite COVID-19, 28th ECAB "knocks out" pre-deployment training
By Capt. Travis Mueller | May 26, 2020
Despite numerous adjustments to pre-deployment training due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 28th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade is ready for their upcoming deployment to the Middle East.

Spc Dominique Dalessio (left) and Sgt. Shane Brandes (right) adjust their face shields and personal protective equipment while preparing for the mission to administer COVID-19 tests at the Lancashire Hall Nursing and Rehab Center in Lancaster, Pa., on May 19, 2020. Under guidance from the Pennsylvania Department of Health, and monitored by CDC officials, Pennsylvania National Guard members with Task Force Ghostrider launched a point prevalence sampling strike team in Lancaster. The mission is designed to identify possible risks of exposure to COVID-19 by testing the entire staff and residents for the virus. This is the first in the pilot program that will reach out across the state. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. George Roach)
Pa. National Guard Operation Summary
By Lt. Col. Keith Hickox | May 22, 2020
As of May 22, approximately 1,200 Pennsylvania National Guard (PNG) members are involved in supporting our response to COVID-19. Some are actively conducting missions while others are preparing in anticipation of additional tasks with our state and federal agency partners.

Pennsylvania Wing Civil Air Patrol members augmented points of distribution sites for food and essential supplies to households in Bucks County under the direction of the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency. The Pennsylvania National Guard and the Pennsylvania Wing, Civil Air Patrol together have delivered and distributed more than 800,000 meals. (photo courtesy of Pennsylvania Wing Civil Air Patrol)
Pa. National Guard, Civil Air Patrol deliver, distribute more than 800,000 meals to Pennsylvanians
By Army Lt. Col. Angela King-Sweigart | May 21, 2020
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, two organizations with a close relationship -- the Pennsylvania National Guard and the Pennsylvania Wing, Civil Air Patrol -- have worked concurrently under the direction of the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency to provide Pennsylvanians with meals.

Col. Scott Coradi (left), 111th Medical Group commander and medical adviser for Pennsylvania Task Force South trains members of Task Force Ghostrider, Spc. Joshua Vargo (center) and Spc. Kristien Quintanilla (right) on proper procedures how to administer a COVID-19 test in Lancaster, Pa., on May 19, 2020. Under guidance from the Pennsylvania Department of Health, and monitored by CDC officials, Pennsylvania National Guard members with Task Force Ghostrider launched a point prevalence sampling strike team in Lancaster. The mission is designed to identify possible risks of exposure to COVID-19 by testing the entire staff and residents for the virus. This is the first in the pilot program that will reach out across the state. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. George Roach)
Pa. National Guard launches point prevalence sampling strike team in Lancaster
By Master Sgt. George Roach | May 21, 2020
Task Force Ghostrider prepares to administer COVID-19 tests at the Lancashire Hall Nursing and Rehab Center, in Lancaster, Pa., on May 19, 2020. Under guidance from the Pennsylvania Department of Health, and monitored by CDC officials, Pennsylvania National Guard members with Task Force Ghostrider launched a point prevalence sampling strike team in Lancaster. The mission is designed to identify possible risks of exposure to COVID-19 by testing the entire staff and residents for the virus. This is the first in the pilot program that will reach out across the state.

Col. Scott Coradi (left) and Col. Jon Farr discuss operational plans while overlooking a map of the area of operations for Pennsylvania Task Force South at Horsham Air Guard Station, Pennsylvania, on May 2, 2020.
Army, Air officers bring different backgrounds to lead task force
By Master Sgt. George Roach | May 20, 2020
Col. Jon Farr is an Army armor officer who has multiple combat deployments under his belt and serves the commander of the Pennsylvania National Guard’s 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team.
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