INDIANAPOLIS – Governor Eric Holcomb announced the activation of the Indiana National Guard to support efforts and operations during the COVID-19 pandemic in an executive order he signed Monday.

The Indiana National Guard is supporting the state’s emergency operations center along with providing personnel to the Indiana State Department of Health for response planning. Guardsmen with specific skill sets that can help to support the mission could work in fields such as medical, logistical or communications, for example.

“We stand ready to support our community in every way necessary during emergency responses like this,” said Brig. Gen. R. Dale Lyles, the adjutant general for Indiana’s National Guard. “Our troops are trained to support local agencies and aid in easing Hoosiers’ minds during their time of need.”

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