PA-001-20 | March 14, 2020
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March 14, 2020
Contact: Lt. Col. Brian L. Mason
State Public Affairs Officer
Arkansas National Guard
501-212-5020 / 501-590-0318
20 Guardsmen mobilized for state active duty with Ark. Dept. of Health
~ Medics will serve in call center, assisting Arkansans who have COVID-19 questions
WHO: The Arkansas National Guard
WHAT: By order of the Governor, is mobilizing 20 Army National Guard medics from the 39th Infantry Brigade Combat Team to state active duty
WHEN: March 15, 2020, thru March 20, 2020
WHERE: The Arkansas Dept. of Health Emergency Operations Center, Little Rock
WHY: Arkansas National Guard has been requested by the Arkansas Division of Emergency Management to provide medics to answer phone calls and return phone calls from calls that might be missed, due to call volume, in support of the Arkansas Department of Health’s Emergency Operations Center.
A needs assessment will be conducted by the Arkansas Department of Health March 19 to determine if the Soldiers will be needed further or if they can be released from state active duty.
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