70 CT National Guard members deploying to Poland to assist with COVID medical care

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Conn. (WTNH) — The Connecticut National Guard will be held a deployment ceremony Sunday. More than 70 members of the 142nd Area Support Medical Company will be supporting Operation Atlantic Resolve in Poland.

They will be providing medical care to people who are recovering from COVID-19.

Adjutant General and Commander of the Connecticut National Guard Major General Francis J. Evon, Jr. talked about the training for deployment especially during the ongoing pandemic.

In the case of the unit here standing before us, the 142nd not only were they supporting the pandemic with their medical expertise, they also were simultaneously training, never missing a gate.

They had aggressive training center and deployment plan that brought them to Fort Pulk, Louisiana and, despite the challenges of COVID brought to their training plan, (masked and social distancing, and multiple levels of handwashing), they’ve never missed a beat. They never missed a gate and they remain focused.”

– Major General Francis J. Evon, Jr.

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Connecticut Attorney General William Tong were in attendance with local officials and family members at the event.

The deployment of the Danbury-based unit is evidence of the strong commitment to NATO and our European allies.

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