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Missouri National Guard Activated To Assist In COVID-19 Crisis

The Missouri National Guard was activated Friday to assist and support the COVID-19 unified response across Missouri.

Missouri National Guard’s current missions could include helping to set up community-based testing sites and operation of those sites; providing intrastate transportation of personnel and equipment for medical or testing support; logistical support to local and state authorities; and continued assessment of and facilitation of the construction of temporary medical or other facilities.

Missouri National Guard’s adjutant general, Brig. Gen. Levon Cumpton sais  “We are committed to assisting local, state and federal officials in supporting the health and well-being of our citizens and service members.  Our longstanding state and federal partnerships help ensure a rapid and unified response. This activation allows us to be even more integrated and bring more resources to bear.”

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