THE BUCKEYE GUARD ~ February 2022

Cover of BG Video Newscast- February 2022

When COVID-19 cases surged near the end of 2021 and put a strain on Ohio hospitals, Gov. Mike DeWine called in the Ohio National Guard to help. In this episode of the Buckeye Guard newscast, Guard members talk about the critical roles they filled while deployed to testing centers and hospitals across the state. The State Defense Force provides needed relief during staffing shortage due to COVID-19 at the Cuyahoga County Corrections Center, and we welcome home a group of Soldiers from an overseas deployment. ~   WATCH ON YOUTUBE

Cover of BG Video Newscast- February 2022

Reported by Stephanie Beougher
Ohio National Guard Public Affairs

Supporting Ohio’s hospitals

With surging COVID-19 cases and staffing challenges at hospitals across the state, more than 2,000 Ohio National Guard members were called to help.

WATCH ON YOUTUBE  |   COVID-19 Hospital Support

Woman presents Soldier with plaque.

By Lt. Col. (OH) James Nowak
Ohio Military Reserve Public Affairs

State active duty at county jail

Another successful mission for Ohio's State Defense Force as members of the Ohio Military Reserve and Ohio Naval Militia have finished their deployment to the Cuyahoga County Corrections Center.

WATCH ON YOUTUBE  |   Ohio Military Reserve  |  Ohio Naval Militia

Woman presents Soldier with plaque.

By Spc. Jessica Silhavy,
Ohio National Guard Public Affairs

Welcome home

The 196th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment returns from a nearly yearlong deployment telling the stories of U.S. Soldiers supporting overseas operations.