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Brig. Gen. John Gentry, commander of the Marietta-based, 78th Troop Command, and Command Sgt. Maj. Paul Locke, senior enlisted adviser, meet with Cpt. Athena Brown, officer in charge, 110th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, at Frederick Douglass High School in Atlanta, Georgia, May 18, 2020. Members of the Guard helped distribute food to children who normally would get two meals a day at school.
Georgia Guard helps feed school kids
By Staff Sgt. Amy King | May 20, 2020
ATLANTA – The Georgia Army National Guard helped the Atlanta Public Schools system distribute almost

Georgia National Guard Spc. Illiana Bartsch of the Ft. Stewart-based 179th Military Police Company sorts test specimen vials at Delmar Gardens of Smyrna April 29, 2020. Bartsch is a member of a Georgia National Guard mobile testing strike team deployed to test senior citizens for COVID-19.
Georgia National Guard helps increase COVID-19 testing
By Spc. Tori Miller | May 15, 2020
ATLANTA – The Georgia National Guard is helping increase COVID-19 testing across the state in partnership with the Georgia Department of Public Health and Augusta University.

Soldiers with the 116th Army Band, Georgia Army National Guard, along with Airmen from both the 116th Airlift Wing and 165th Air Control Wing, operate a call center that helps facilitate testing through the Augusta University ExpressCare cellphone app. The Soldiers in the call center pull information from a database pool and help people experiencing possible COVID-19 symptoms find testing sites near them.
Georgia National Guard's 116th Army Band helps with testing
By Staff Sgt. Amy King | May 14, 2020
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Members of the Georgia National Guard’s 116th Army Band and 93rd Financial Management Support Unit are helping Augusta University test Georgia citizens for COVID-19.

A mobile testing strike team comprised of Georgia Army National Guard Soldiers of the 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team administer more than 100 Covid 19 tests to the staff of Central State Hospital in Milledgeville, Ga. April 21, 2020. Nine mobile testing teams are currently fielded across the state while Guard personnel are supporting Ga. Department of Public Health at 20 of 36 specimen control points statewide. (Capt. Fred Dablemont)
Georgia National Guard ramps up COVID-19 testing
By | April 3, 2020
More than 200 members of the Georgia National Guard are helping test 1,500 people a day, using 10 mobile “strike teams” deployed to hot spots in the state to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Col. John Till, safety officer for the Georgia Department of Defense, briefs an infection-control team of Georgia Army National Guard Soldiers from the Marietta-based 201st Regional Support Group and Macon-based 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team at the Clay National Guard Center in Marietta, March 31, 2020. The team will disinfect nursing homes to limit the spread of the coronavirus.
Georgia Guard disinfecting nursing homes across the state
By Maj. William Carraway | April 3, 2020
MARIETTA, Ga. – The Georgia National Guard is sending infection-control teams to nursing homes around the state to help limit the spread of COVID-19