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By Capt. Amanda Russell,
Georgia National Guard
MARIETTA, Ga. – Approximately 460 Soldiers and Airmen from the Georgia National Guard are working at almost 40 hospitals across the state to ease the burden on medical staff due to COVID cases.
The Georgia National Guard is providing medical support teams and entry control teams at hospitals in Albany, Atlanta, Athens, Braselton, Brunswick, Calhoun, Carrollton, Chatsworth, Clayton County, Cobb County, Fayette County, Gainesville, Greensboro, Houston County, Newnan, Savannah, Stockbridge and Rome. In addition, Guard members are assisting at 10 Wellstar Hospital locations.
The Georgia Guardsmen are among 12,000 National Guard members around the country who continue to support COVID-19 response efforts during the pandemic.
“Missions may shift, but we are always ready to serve the people of Georgia in any capacity,” said Maj. Gen. Tom Carden, the adjutant general of the Georgia National Guard and member of the Governor’s Coronavirus Response Task Force.
In addition to the statewide response, Georgia National Guard service members recently assisted the Louisiana National Guard with Hurricane Ida recovery efforts, were deployed to New York to assist with security during the United Nations General Assembly, and continue to serve in all six geographic combatant commands around the world.