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TAG Line June 26, 2020

N.D. Guard continues to support COVID-19 Testing

Members of the N.D. National Guard continued to assist the N.D. Department of Health and community health organizations in conducting mobile COVID-19 testing at several sites across the state this past week. The testing mission is a critical component of the N.D. National Guard’s continued support to the state and local communities during the ongoing pandemic. Top photo: Spc. Sullivan Ade, 1st Battalion, 188th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, waits to administer a test inside a N.D. Department of Health tent during mobile COVID-19 testing at the state fairgrounds in Minot on June 19.

Minot TESTING Site

The N.D. National Guard assisted with COVID-19 testing at the State Fairgrounds in Minot on June 19.

Sgt. Scott Dockter, left, and Sgt. Scott Leidholm, 1st Battalion, 188th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, work as data collectors at the mobile COVID-19 testing site in Minot on June 19.

Staff Sgt. Tyler Fixen, 1st Battalion, 188th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, organizes data clipboards at the mobile COVID-19 testing site in Minot on June 19.
Sgt. Kayla Munro, 1st Battalion, 188th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, administers a COVID-19 test in Minot.

standing rock TESTING site

N.D. National Guard members assisted at a COVID-19 mobile testing site is a school bus garage on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation on June 20.

Spc. Sulley Merwin, 817th Engineer Company, administers a COVID-19 test on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation on June 20.

Top: Staff Sgt. Sam Hemphill, right, and 1st Lt. Thomas Hanson, both of the 81st Civil Support Team, work as data collectors at the COVID-19 mobile testing site in Standing Rock on June 20. Bottom: Spc. Makenzie Kotchman, left, 141st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, and Spc. Sulley Merwin, 817th Engineer Company, administer COVID-19 tests in Standing Rock on June 20.
Right to left, Spc. Sulley Merwin, 817th Engineer Company, Spc. Makenzie Kotchman, 141st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, and Sgt. Olsen Zerr, N.D. Army National Guard State Medical Detachment, wait to administer tests at the mobile COVID-19 testing site on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation on June 20.
Staff Sgt. Brent Miller, 81st Civil Support Team, rescues a kitten trapped under a vehicle at the COVID-19 mobile testing site on Standing Rock Sioux Reservation on June 20.
A panoramic view of traffic at the COVID-19 mobile testing site at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation on June 20.

Fargo TESTING site

Soldiers and Airmen of the N.D. National Guard assist with COVID-19 testing in the parking lot of the Fargo Dome in Fargo on June 25.

Spc. Joshua Klemen, 191st Military Police Company, right, receives a COVID-19 test specimen from a civilian health worker in the parking lot of the Fargo Dome on June 25.

Master Sgt. Shawn Buckner, 219th Security Forces Squadron, directs traffic at the mobile COVID-19 testing site in the parking lot of the Fargo Dome on June 25.

Staff Sgt. Ashley Laine, right, 119th Wing, gathers data from motorists participating in the mobile COVID-19 testing site in the parking lot of the Fargo Dome on June 25.

Spc. Aaron Kanter, 191st Military Police Company, receives a COVID-19 test specimen from a civilian health worker in the parking lot of the Fargo Dome in Fargo on June 25.

JAMESTOWN Testing SITE

The N.D. National Guard assisted at a mobile COVID-19 testing site in Jamestown on June 18. Sgt. Chase Bode, 816th Military Police Company, provides his perspective of the event.

Left: Sgt. Brian Moritz, 1st Battalion, 112th Aviation Regiment, collects data from a motorist while in line at the COVID-19 testing site in Jamestown June 18. Top right: Spc. Sulley Merwin, 817th Engineer Company, administers a COVID-19 test site in Jamestown. Bottom right: Spc. Makenzie Kotchman, 141st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, administers a COVID-19 test to a motorist in Jamestown on June18.

Bismarck Testing SITE

The N.D. National Guard assisted at a mobile COVID-19 testing site in a parking lot on the N.D. State Capitol grounds in Bismarck on June 24.

Pvt. Jerome Sahli, 1st Battalion, 188th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, collects data at the mobile COVID-19 testing site on the N.D. State Capitol grounds in Bismarck on June 24.

Mr. Alan Aarhus, of the N.D. Department of Health, explains why COVID-19 testing is important and discusses his connection to the N.D. National Guard.

Sgt. Ethan Micek, right, 957th Engineer Company, and Pvt. Jerome Sahli, 1st Battalion, 188th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, work as data collectors at the mobile COVID-19 testing site on the N.D. State Capitol grounds in Bismarck on June 24.

COVID-19: State Lab Support

Brig. Gen. Bob Schulte, N.D. National Guard Chief of Staff for Air, shares a message of gratitude with the workers at the N.D. Department of Health's lab in Bismarck. Their combined efforts were instrumental in increasing the lab's capacity for processing up to 5,000 COVID-19 tests per day.

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