alabama national guard

ADPH Working Plan for National Guard to Administer Coronavirus Vaccines

In an effort to reach more rural areas and vulnerable locations in Alabama, ADPH is planning on enlisting the help of the Alabama National Guard for vaccinations. According to State Health Officer of Alabama, Dr. Scott Harris, initial plans are to have two mobile teams that would travel to the most vulnerable areas of the state, with a goal of…

Gov. Ivey activates nearly 250 Alabama National Guard soldiers in support of Inauguration

Preparations take place for President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, after supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the building. Trump has never been one to acknowledge he’s lost. By his own words, he hates losing. The storming of the Capitol by his partisans this week was the culmination…

Alabama National Guard Plans Flyovers to Salute COVID-19 Response Efforts

Aircraft from the 187th Fighter Wing based out of Dannelly Field in Montgomery and the 117th Air Refueling Wing based out of Birmingham plan to conduct flyovers May 5, 2020, to salute health care workers, first responders, essential employees and all others serving to support COVID-19 response efforts. These operational training missions are being conducted as part of the nationwide…

Alabama National Guard Helps Clean Camden Nursing Home

From the West Alabama Newsroom– The Alabama National Guard is on the frontline — in the fight against the Coronavirus. A team sprang into action Friday in Camden to help clean a nursing home hit hard by COVID-19. The eleven man team set up shop at Camden Nursing Facility to sanitize a wing of the building. First, team members went…

Alabama National Guard to Assist Nursing Homes in the Fight Against COVID-19

Montgomery, Ala,(ANN) – The Alabama National Guard under the leadership of Gov. Kay Ivey will assist designated nursing homes in the state as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Trained and equipped National Guard teams will disinfect nursing homes that have been infected by COVID-19.  Employees will train staff on the techniques of donning and doffing personal protective equipment. Major…

Alabama National Guard to Assist in Harvey Rescue Efforts

Rescue boats fill Tidwell Rd. as they help flood victims evacuate as floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey rise Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Gov. Kay Ivey’s office announced Monday Alabama’s National Guard will help with rescue efforts in Houston, Texas. According to her office, the Governor has authorized Alabama Adjutant General Sheryl Gordon to send two…

Gov. Ivey Speaks At Change of Command Ceremony For Alabama’s First Female Adjutant General

For the first time, Alabama’s National Guard  is now under command of a female adjutant general. Governor Kay Ivey announced her appointment of the new commander earlier this month but  the official change of command happened Friday afternoon. Major General Sheryl Gordon will be taking over for the retiring Major General Perry Smith, who has been adjutant general since January 2011….

AL National Guard Assist in Protecting the Border

Governor Robert Bentley has approved sending an additional Alabama National Guard UH-72 helicopter and pilot to Marana, Arizona to assist with protecting the U.S. border with Mexico. In April, the Governor honored the National Guard Bureau’s first request to send one UH-72 helicopter and three pilots to support the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency’s Southwest Border Mission. While deployed,…