COVID-19

ALL OHIO MISSIONS
Since March 2020

Ohioans serving Ohioans      

Approximately 5,600 Ohio National Guard and
Ohio Military Reserve members have supported
Ohioans throughout the COVID-19 pandemic

Animated story leads for COVID-19

PRESS RELEASES

03.19.2020   Ohio National Guard called to support COVID-19 response
04.02.2020   Ohio National Guard members supporting medical capacity assessment during COVID-19 response
04.07.2020   Ohio National Guard’s Joint Engineer Assessment Teams evaluating potential alternate medical care facilities
04.08.2020   Guard and military reserve members assisting with personal protective equipment collection
04.10.2020   More Ohio National Guard members assigned to food bank mission
04.14.2020   Ohio National Guard medical team begins support to Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction
05.05.2020   Chief of National Guard Bureau to visit with Ohio National Guard troops
05.19.2020   Ohio National Guard deploys medical team to eastern Ohio to support Department of Rehabilitation and Correction
05.21.2020   Ohio National Guard providing assistance at long-term care facilities
07.02.2020   Ohio National Guard medical team providing support at northeast Ohio prison
09.17.2020   Ohio National Guard food bank support mission extends into December
12.11.2020   Ohio National Guard helps state prepare for COVID-19 vaccine distribution
12.28.2020   Ohio National Guard members receive COVID-19 vaccinations
01.13.2021   Ohio National Guard senior leaders lead by example in getting COVID-19 vaccinations
02.11.2021   Ohio National Guard begins assisting with COVID-19 vaccinations

JOINT TASK FORCE FOX (JTF-FOX) HEADQUARTERS

03/17/20 ~ Message to ONG Members

03/25/20 ~ Fight against COVID-19

03/26/20 ~ COVID-19 - Town Hall

04/02/20 ~ COVID-19 - Town Hall

04/03/20 ~ ONG Members: Why I Serve

04/21/20 ~ We Are All #InThisTogether

04/23/20 ~ COVID-19 - Town Hall

05/21/20 ~ Town Hall

05/22/20 ~ Memorial Day

09/02/20 ~ Town Hall

Ohio National Guard deconstructed logo FOOD BANK SUPPORT

Female guard member administers covid test through truck window on left, and soldier unloads food boxes on right.

11/24/2020 ~ SE Ohio, Crooksville
Guard provides varied support during
pop-up event in Perry County

Soldier hands box of bananas to civilian helper in back of truck

06/09/2020 ~ NW Ohio, Toledo
Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank
148th IR
(3 images)

Soldiers packaging food bundles.

05/29/2020 ~ NW Ohio, Toledo
Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank
180th FW
(23 images)

Back of C-130H

05/22/2020 ~ SW Ohio, Springfield
Food Bank Support
179th WING
(12 images)

Airmen unpack banana boxes in warehouse.

05/21/2020 ~ NW Ohio, Toledo
Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank
121st ARW
(8 images)

Soldiers around sign that reads #IN THIS TOGETHER OHIO

05/09/2020 ~ NW Ohio / Toledo
180th Fighter Wing
(32 images)

Soldier carries flowers

05/08/2020 ~ NW Ohio / Toledo
180th Fighter Wing
(10 images)

Gen. Joseph L. Lengyel and Maj. Gen. John C. Harris Jr.talk with Soldiers at food bank.

05/06/2020 ~ CE Ohio / Columbus
Joseph Lengyel, Chief of the National
Guard Bureau - ONG Joint Force Headquarters
(8 images)

Soldier puts down traffic cones

05/04/2020 ~ NW Ohio / Toledo
Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank
Ohio Military Reserve
(9 images)

Soldiers around sign that reads #IN THIS TOGETHER OHIO

05/01/2020 ~ NW Ohio / Bowling Green
Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank
148th Infantry Regiment
(40 images)

Soldier hands food to lady in car.

05/01/2020 ~ NW Ohio / Bowling Green
Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank
(40 images)

Soldiers gather boxes around semi trailer for distribution.

05/01/2020 ~ NW Ohio / Toledo
Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank
1-148th Infantry Regiment/OHMR
(20 images)

Solders pack boxes wearing favorite uniforms for spirit week.

04/30/2020 ~ NE Ohio / Akron
Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank
1-148th Infantry Regiment
(6 images)

Soldier hands groceries to man to load in back of truck.

04/27/2020 ~ NW Ohio / Toledo
Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank
1-148th Infantry Regiment
(8 images)

Soldiers loads grocercies into vehicles.

04/24/2020 ~ NW Ohio / Toledo
Toledo NorthwesternOhio Food Bank
1-148th Infantry Regiment
(30 images)

Female soldier loads grocercies into vehicle.

04/24/2020 ~ NW Ohio / Toledo
Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank
180th Fighter Wing
(10 images)

Soldier loads cabbage into vehicle.

04/21/42020 ~ SW Ohio / Fairborn
The Foodbank, Inc.
837th Engineer Battalion
(29 images)

Soldier drives forklift.

04/20/2020 ~ NW Ohio / Toledo
Toledo Northwestern
Ohio Food Bank
(20 images)

FEmale soldier loads box into back of a truck in the snow.

04/17/42020 ~ NW Ohio / Toledo
Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank
1st Bat. Infantry Reg./OHMR/180th FW
(8 images)

Col. Shank talks with man.

04/16/42020 ~ NW Ohio / Toledo
Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank
ONG leadership
(12 images)

Soldiers pack boxes in assembly line.

04/16/42020 ~ SE Ohio / Logan
Southeast Ohio Foodbank &
Regional Kitchen - 1st Battalion,
134th Field Artillery/OHMR (3 images)

Soldiers unpack groceries at food bank.

04/15/42020 ~ NW Ohio / Toledo
Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank
1st Battalion, 148th Infantry Regimentp
(11 images)

Soldiers unpack groceries at food bank.

04/15/42020 ~ NW Ohio / Toledo
Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank
1st Bat. Infantry Reg./OHMR/180th FW
(33 images)

Guard member hands groceries over table.

04/14/42020 ~ NW Ohio / Toledo
Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank
1st Bat. Infantry Reg./OHMR/180th FW
(41 images)

Guard member pushes dollly in front of thank you flag.

04/13/42020 ~ NW Ohio / Toledo
Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank
1st Battalion, 148th Infantry Regiment
(18 images)

Guard members inside field house at BGSU

04/06/2020 ~ NW Ohio / Bowling Green
Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank
180th Fighter Wing
(51 images)

Soldier stands with man in front of food bank sign

04/10/2020 ~ SE Ohio / Logan
Southeast Ohio Foodbank & Regional Kitchen
237th Support Battalion
(7 images)

Guard members inside field house at BGSU

04/09/2020 ~ NW Ohio / Toledo
Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank
1st Battalion, 148th Infantry Regiment
(33 images)

Guard members inside field house at BGSU

04/06/2020 ~ SE Ohio / Logan
Southeast Ohio Foodbank
& Regional Kitchen
237th Support Battalion (6 images)

Soldier pushes hand cart through warehouse.

04/06/2020 ~ NW Ohio / Toledo
Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank
1st Battalion, 148th Infantry Regiment
(27 images)

Soldiers gather bags of groceries.

04/02/2020 ~ SW Ohio / Cincinnati
Freestore Foodbank
2nd Squadron, 107th Cavalry
(11 images)

Humvee with food truck.

04/02/2020 ~ NW Ohio / Kenton
West Ohio Food Bank,
237th Support Battalion,1st Battalion,
148th Infantry Regiment (8 images)

Soldier secures back of a truck.

04/01/2020 ~ NW Ohio / Toledo
Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank
1st Battalion, 148th Infantry Regiment
(23 images)

Soldier pushes hand cart through warehouse.

03/31/2020 ~ NW Ohio / Toledo
Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank
1st Battalion, 148th Infantry Regiment
(13 images)

Soldiers unload semi-trailer.

03/27/2020 ~ SW Ohio / Dayton
The Foodbank, Inc.
837th Engineer Battalion
(18 images)

Soldiers unload semi-trailer.

03/27/2020 ~ NW Ohio / Perrysburg
Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank
1st Battalion, 148th Infantry Regiment
(23 images)

Soldiers load pallets onto trolly.

03/26/2020 ~ NW Ohio / Toledo
Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank
1st Battalion, 148th Infantry Regiment
(30 images)

Soldier holds #InThisTogetherOhio sign in warehouse.

03/26/2020 ~ NW Ohio / Toledo
Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank
1st Batta
lion, 148th Infantry Regiment
(11 images)

Soldier stocks shelves.

03/25/2020 ~ NW Ohio / Rossford
Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank
1st Battalion, 148th Infantry Regiment
(22 images)

Soldiers load pallets inwarehouse.

03/25/2020 ~ NW Ohio / Rossford
Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank
1st Battalion, 148th Infantry Regiment
(9 images)

Soldier looks over chart in pantry

03/24/2020 ~ NW Ohio / Rossford
Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank
1st Battalion, 148th Infantry Regiment
(7 images)

Soldiers hand dinners to citizens in need.

03/24/2020 ~ Central Ohio / Columbus
Mid-Ohio Foodbank
1st Battalion, 134th Field Artillery
Regiment (12 images)

Soldier stocks shelves.

03/24/2020 ~ NW Ohio / Toledo
Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank
1st Battalion, 148th Infantry Regiment
(10 images)

Soldier looks over chart in pantry

03/23/2020 ~ NW Ohio / Rossford
Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank
1st Battalion, 148th Infantry Regiment
(15 images)

Soldiers load boxes with canned goods.

03/23/2020 ~ NE Ohio / Cleveland
Greater Cleveland Food Bank
237th Support Battalion
(21 images)

Soldiers hand dinners to citizens in need.

03/23/2020 ~ Central Ohio / Columbus
Mid-Ohio Foodbank
1st Battalion, 134th Field Artillery
Regiment (7 images)

Soldiers load boxes in warehouse.

03/23/2020 ~ Central Ohio / Columbus
Mid-Ohio Foodbank
1st Battalion, 134th Field Artillery
Regiment (12 images)

MISSION BEGAN: 03/23/2020  |  COMPLETED: Ongoing
Ohio National Guard members, along with members of the Ohio Military Reserve, have supported humanitarian efforts in regional food distribution warehouses and local food banks throughout the state, which combined provide food to Ohioans in all 88 counties.

PANTRIES SERVED

  • Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank (Akron/Summit County)
  • Freestore Foodbank (Cincinnati/Hamilton County)
  • Greater Cleveland Food Bank (Cleveland/Cuyahoga County)
  • Mid-Ohio Foodbank (Grove City/Franklin County)
  • SeaGate Food Bank (Toledo/Lucas County)
  • Second Harvest Food Bank of Clark, Champaign and Logan Counties (Springfield/Clark County)
  • Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley (Youngstown/Mahoning County)
  • Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio (Lorain/Lorain County)
  • Shared Harvest Foodbank (Fairfield/Butler County)
  • Southeast Ohio Foodbank (Logan/Hocking County)
  • The Foodbank, Inc. (Dayton/Montgomery County)
  • Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank (Toledo/Lucas County)
  • Urban Mission Ministries (Steubenville/Jefferson County)
  • West Ohio Food Bank (Lima/Allen County)

03/19/20 ~ Food Bank Support

03/24/20 ~ Mid-Ohio Foodbank

03/27/20 ~ The Foodbank, Inc,

03/28/20 ~ Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank

04/01/20 ~ Toledo NW Ohio Food Bank

04/03/20 ~ Southeast Ohio Foodbank & Regional Kitchen

04/09/20 ~ Southeast Ohio Foodbank & Regional Kitchen

04/20/20 ~ We Are All #InThisTogether

04/30/20 ~ NE Ohio, Akron

05/06/20 ~ CE Ohio, Mid-Ohio Foodbank

05/08/20 ~ Ohio Community Thank Yous and Shout Outs

05/12/20 ~ NE Ohio, Steubenville

05/13/20 ~ NE Ohio, Akron

09/28/20 ~ Guard Continues Commitment To Ohioans

10/18/20 ~ How the Ohio National Guard is helping the state’s food banks

12/15/20 ~ Heroes of Hope: Ohio Guard members continue critical support at food banks

Ohio National Guard deconstructed logo PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT COLLECTION

Four Guard members pose with masks in warehouse.

01/21/2021 ~ Logistics team helps support
COVID-19 relief efforts through PPE
distribution mission

Pfc. Tremaya Montgomery-Gadison in mask.

01/21/2021 ~ Camaraderie, mentorship and
lasting friendships: Guard members welcome
new teammate during COVID-19 warehouse
mission

Femail Soldier in mask at warehouse.

10/15/2020 ~ Joint Task Force 371
PPE collection mission still going strong during
COVID-19 pandemic
~ WATCH VIDEO

5 women measuring elastic.

07/01/2020 ~ 178th
178th MDG Key Spouse Group volunteers
to aid in mask refurbishment
~ WATCH VIDEO

Hernandez at sewing machine.

04/30/2020 ~ CE Ohio | Columbus
Self-taught seamstress uses talents to sew
masks for Ohio National Guard members,
other front-line heroes ~ READ STORY

Member moves boxes of PPE with forklift.

05/01/2020 ~ CE Ohio | Columbus
Ohio Military Reserve helping collect PPE,
medical donations during COVID-19 pandemic
~ READ STORY

Woman sits on front porch holding up  masks she's made.

04/08/2020 ~ NW Ohio | Haskins
Haskins resident makes masks to help frontline
workers during COVID-19 pandemic
~ READ STORY

Ohio National Guard deconstructed logo MEDICAL SURGE CAPACITY

Airman inspects boiler.

04/04/2020 ~ NW Ohio / Upper Sandusky
Medical Surge Capacity
200th RED HORSE
(10 images)

Soldiers and regional management in lobby as seen from above.

04/05/2020 ~ NW Ohio / Toledo
Medical Surge Capacity
1st Battalion, 148th Infantry Regiment
(23 images)

Guard members inside field house at BGSU

04/06/2020 ~ NW Ohio / Bowling Green
Ohio National Guard’s Northwest Ohio
Joint Engineer Assessment Team
(19 images)

Guard members inputs info on hand-held device in hockey arena.

04/09/2020 ~ NW Ohio / Toledo
Ohio National Guard’s Northwest Ohio
Joint Engineer Assessment Team
(5 images)

Soldiers standing on loading docks.

04/09/2020 ~ Central Ohio / Columbus
Greater Columbus Convention Center
16th Engineer Brigade,
(5 images)

VIDEO - CLICK TO ENLARGE

04/09/2020
Joint Engineer Assessment Teams

MISSION BEGAN: 03/30/2020  |  COMPLETED
National Guard liaison officers and personnel were called to support the Ohio Department of Health and Ohio Emergency Management Agency to identify potential sites for use as alternate medical facilities. National Guard members visited sports arenas, schools, convention centers and other large capacity sites across the state that could have facilitated medical capacity expansion, if needed.


STORIES

04/07/2020   Ohio National Guard’s Joint Engineer Assessment Teams evaluating potential alternate medical care facilities

Ohio National Guard deconstructed logo PRISON SUPPORT

Ohio National Guard members support the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction in response to confirmed COVID-19 cases at the Pickaway Correctional Institution, Orient, Ohio. 20 Airmen of the 200th RED HORSE Squadron, Camp Perry, Ohio, work with 10 soldiers from the 16th Engineer Brigade, to stand up the Disaster Relief Bed-down Sets, Apr. 18, 2020. The DRBS will help to provide additional sanitized living quarters, showers and latrines for inmates to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

04/18/2020 ~ CE Orient, Ohio
Ohio National Guard continue support of ODRC,
provide temporary housing expansion
(17 images)

Front of Elkton Federal Correctional Institute

04/20/2020 ~ NE Elkton, Ohio
Soldiers, Airmen provide medical assistance
at federal prison
~ READ STORY

Pickaway Correctional Institution is pictured in the early hours of May 4, 2020, in Orient, Ohio. Joint Task Force Red Med, a team of nearly 30 Ohio National Guard Soldiers and Airmen, has been on duty since April 13 at PCI, supporting the onsite medical staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.

05/04/2020 ~ CE Orient, Ohio
Ohio National Guard medical team augmenting
staff at state prison
(13 images)

MISSION BEGAN: 04/06/2020  |  COMPLETED: 03/15/2021
Ohio National Guard members provided support to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction with staffing augmentation, medical care and erection of temporary housing.


STORIES

04/20/2020   Ohio National Guard on front lines during COVID-19 pandemic: Soldiers, Airmen provide medical assistance at federal prison
04/21/2020   Ohio National Guard continue support of ODRC, provide temporary housing expansion
05/07/2020   Ohio National Guard medical team augmenting staff at state prison
03/31/2021   ‘Mission first mentality’: Ohio National Guard, State Defense Force members complete corrections mission

Ohio National Guard deconstructed logo LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES

MISSION BEGAN: 05/16/2020  |  COMPLETED: ONGOING
Ohio National Guard teams assembled to assist with COVID-19 test collection and temporary staffing at long-term care facilities.


STORIES

06/30/2020   Ohio Guard team provides lifeline for assisted living facility overwhelmed by COVID-19

Ohio National Guard deconstructed logo TESTING

Female guard member administers covid test through truck window on left, and soldier unloads food boxes on right.

11/24/2020 ~ SE Ohio, Crooksville
Guard provides varied support during
pop-up event in Perry County

Members test in car drive through.

11/17/2020~ Heroes of Hope
Ohio Guard members helping with
COVID-19 testing

MISSION BEGAN: 06/11/2020  |  COMPLETED: ONGOING
Personnel have worked with community health partners to offer free swab sample collection for COVID-19 testing at several sites throughout the state to help provide critical information to public health officials.


STORIES

06/11/2020   Ohio National Guard supports state veterans home residents, staff with COVID-19 testing
06/17/2020   Guard medics provide COVID-19 testing to local community members

Ohio National Guard deconstructed logo  PACKAGING & ADMINISTERING VACCINE

Soldiers and Airmen stand for group shot in front of Auditorium, with super-imposed image of 100,000th recipient getting their shot.

04/04/2021 ~ Cleveland CVC marks 100,000th
COVID-19 vaccination since opening

Brig. Gen. Rebecca O’Connor speaks with medai from stands of arena.

03/25/2021 ~
Dual-status commander unifies forces

Female Guard member gives vaccine at temp facility.

02/19/2021 ~ Ohio National Guard begins
assisting with COVID-19 vaccinations

Female Guard member gives vaccine through car window.

02/11/2021 ~ Ohio National Guard begins
assisting with COVID-19 vaccinations

Major General John C. Harris Jr. receives vaccine.

01/13/2021 ~ Senior leaders lead by example
in getting COVID-19 vaccinations

Soldier gives vaccine to fellow Soldier.

12/29/2020 ~ First Ohio National Guard
members get COVID-19 vaccine

Soldier in uniform, yellow vest and mask, addresses others in warehouse.

12/04/2020 ~ ‘Time is of the essence’:
Preparing for COVID-19 vaccine distribution

PACKAGING MISSION BEGAN: 11/01/2020  |  COMPLETED: Ongoing
Members have work with the Ohio Department of Health at the state's Receive, Store and Stage warehouse to develop the logistics plan to receive and repackage the COVID-19 vaccine for distribution.

ADMINISTERING MISSION BEGAN: 02/01/2021  |  COMPLETED: Ongoing
Medical personnel have supported the Ohio Department of Health, Ohio Department of Aging and community partners to administer COVID-19 vaccines, as part of efforts to ensure eligible Ohioans have the opportunity to be vaccinated.


STORIES

12.04.2020   ‘Time is of the essence’: Preparing for COVID-19 vaccine distribution
12.29.2020   First Ohio National Guard members get COVID-19 vaccine
01/13/2021   Ohio National Guard senior leaders lead by example in getting COVID-19 vaccinations
02/11/2021   Ohio National Guard begins assisting with COVID-19 vaccinations
03/25/2021   Dual-status commander unifies forces: Ohio National Guard general leading mass vaccination efforts in Cleveland