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IOWA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD CONTINUES MEDICAL SUPPLY DELIVERIES

Sgt. Timothy Hesse Sr. and Sgt. Zachary Anderson, motor transport operators with the 1133rd Transportation Company, Iowa Army National Guard, deliver essential medical supplies in Iowa

Sgt. Timothy Hesse Sr. and Sgt. Zachary Anderson, motor transport operators with the 1133rd Transportation Company, Iowa Army National Guard, deliver essential medical supplies to Mindy Benson, Tama County Emergency Management Coordinator, as part of a statewide effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19 on March 24, 2020. Working with the Iowa Department of Public Health, the Iowa National Guard facilitated the delivery of medical personal protective equipment (PPE) to county distribution sites in Black Hawk, Johnson, Polk, Pottawattamie and Tama counties. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Tawny Schmit)

CAMP DODGE JOHNSTON, IOWA --
Iowa National Guard Soldiers continued deliveries of medical personal protective equipment to more than 20 county distribution sites across the state on March 25. The missions were supported by two transportation units from the 1034th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion out of Camp Dodge in Johnston, Iowa.

 

Soldiers from the 1133rd Transportation Company, out of Iowa City and Mason City, and Detachment 1 of the 1168th Transportation Company, out of Marshalltown, worked alongside the Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to distribute specialized clothing and equipment for healthcare professionals in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The supplies were transported in M915A5 Line-Haul Tractor Trucks and a Light Medium Tactical Vehicle.

These supply missions will continue for the foreseeable future as additional requests for personal protective equipment are processed by the State Emergency Operations Center and given to the Iowa National Guard for distribution.  

Requests for additional medial PPE materials from the state should be routed through local county emergency management coordinators.  

There are currently more than 70 Iowa National Guard Soldiers and Airmen on a State Active Duty supporting the COVID-19 pandemic response. 

The Iowa National Guard will continue to work in support of the governor and other state agencies to combat the spread of COVID-19.

B-roll and soundbites from today’s missions are available for download on the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service (DVIDS): 

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For questions concerning this release as well as additional information about the operations, training and activities of the Iowa Army and Air National Guard, please contact Col. Michael Wunn, Iowa National Guard Public Affairs Officer by email at michael.a.wunn.mil@mail.mil or 515-252-4582 (office) or 515-971-6385 (cell).