PA-001-20 | March 23, 2020
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March 23, 2020
Contact: Lt. Col. Brian L. Mason
State Public Affairs Officer
Arkansas National Guard
501-212-5020 / 501-590-0318
Governor directs 10 Guardsmen to state active duty
~ Engineers to support Army Corps of Engineers
WHO: The Arkansas National Guard
WHAT: By order of the Governor, has mobilized 10 Guardsmen from the …….
WHEN: March 30, 2020, thru a date to be determined
WHERE: Arkansas Dept. of Health EOC and various locations around the state
WHY: The Arkansas Division of Emergency Management has tasked the Arkansas National Guard to provide 10 engineers to assist the Arkansas Department of Health with assessing large facilities to determine if build outs for medical surge would be possible.
The engineers help assess potential facilities around the state.
The total number of Soldiers and Airmen on state active duty on March 30 will be 53. Six are from the Arkansas Air National Guard’s 189th Airlift Wing, and 26 are from the Arkansas Army National Guard’s 39th Infantry Brigade Combat Team.
The Arkansas National Guard assumes support roles to augment civil authorities, where needed and directed by the Governor, to help in a crisis.
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