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Michigan National Guard assisting Dearborn COVID19 testing site with power administrative support

Michigan National Guard assisting Dearborn COVID-19 testing site with power, administrative support

LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan National Guard has received a request to support the CVS drive-through COVID-19 testing at Henry Ford Centennial Library in Dearborn. Approximately 12 Airmen from the 127th Wing, Selfridge Air National Guard Base, have been serving at this site since April 18. Support is expected to continue through mid-May.

The Airmen will be maintaining generators 24 hours a day for the duration of the mission. Airmen will also be staffing the administration processes at the site, including testing check-in.

“The Michigan National Guard is continuing to answer the call to serve our communities when requested,” said Maj. Gen. Paul Rogers, Adjutant General of the Michigan National Guard and Director of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. “42 members of the Michigan National Guard live in the city of Dearborn, and we are proud to assist our communities during this COVID-19 response.”

Guard members are screened prior to conducting response activities, and they perform their duties with personnel protective equipment as advised by the Michigan National Guard’s medical staff. 

Nearly 800 Michigan National Guard members have been called to active service to aid Michigan’s response since March 18.  Across the state, members of the National Guard are supporting requests from local communities and state agencies. Other response activities include logistics support for medical equipment, medical screening operations, planning augmentation, and support for construction of alternate care facilities. The Michigan National Guard has nearly 6,000 additional members ready to assist at the request of Michigan’s communities.