More Iowa National Guard soldiers activated due to COVID-19

CAMP DODGE, Iowa- Another 40-Iowa National Guard soldiers have been activated to help with the state's COVID-19 response. The soldiers are with the 67th Troop Command, based in Iowa City, and will focus their efforts in eastern Iowa.

There are now more than 90-soldiers and Airmen on duty supporting a variety of COVID-19 response missions across the state.

The Iowa National Guard continues to support the Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to ensure delivery of in-demand medical supplies.

Soldiers delivered approximately 66 pallets to 23 county distribution centers, Thursday. The pallets contained medical personal protective equipment used by healthcare workers to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The Iowa National Guard has delivered nearly 140 pallets of protective equipment to 55 counties across the state since these distribution missions began on March 24.

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