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Ohio National Guard Helps State Prepare For COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

12 Dec , 2020  

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Military and civilian partners form an assembly line around tables and carefully work together to safely transfer glass vials into small boxes. Time is of the essence to keep the vials super cold. The vials are empty now and the packaging assembly lines are just for practice, as the Ohio National Guard works with the Ohio Department of Health to prepare for the arrival of a COVID-19 vaccine.

About two dozen Guard members have been working with the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) at the state’s Receive, Store, and Stage (RSS) warehouse to develop the logistics plan to receive and repackage the vaccine for distribution.

“We’ve been conducting daily drills for several weeks with our civilian partners to safely and effectively handle the vaccine that will be processed by ODH at the RSS warehouse,” said Ohio Air National Guard Chief Master Sgt. Timothy Merle of the 121st Air Refueling Wing in Columbus and the noncommissioned officer in charge of the RSS warehouse mission. “We have to maintain the vaccine at a certain temperature, so time is of the essence.” More…

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Ohio National Guard Updates OHIOcares Website

5 Oct , 2017  

The Ohio National Guard has launched an updated OHIOcares website, with psychological health and other wellness resources for current and former Ohio National Guard members and their Families.

The website includes a comprehensive listing of behavioral health resources in all the Ohio counties, substance abuse prevention links, suicide prevention resources and contacts for employment consultations. More…