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
Pennsylvania National Guard News
Operational Update
By Lt. Col. Keith Hickox | March 27, 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.

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

Soldiers at Camp Funston, Kansas, are quarantined while recovering from the Spanish flu in 1918. The flu infected about 500 million people around the world.
Guard has long supported local officials in health emergencies
By Sgt. 1st Class Whitney Hughes | March 18, 2020
ARLINGTON, Va. – While the National Guard is often called out by governors to respond to natural and

Pa. National Guard Supports Pennsylvanians Repatriated from Travel on Grand Princess Cruise
By | March 17, 2020
ANNVILLE, Pa. - Over 50 Pennsylvania National Guardsmen have been placed on state active duty to provide assistance to state partner agencies in their response to COVID-19 as passengers from a Grand Princess Cruise returned home today.
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