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FRANKFORT, Ky. -- At the direction of Governor Andy Beshear and in conjunction with both local law enforcement agencies and hospital administrative staff, Kentucky National Guard Soldiers and Airmen will begin providing augmentation and presence support to hospitals across the state. Starting tomorrow, March. 26th, these Guardsmen will report to several of the local hospitals throughout the Louisville region to provide that support. Service members will be assigned to additional hospitals throughout the state in the coming days.
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, resources across
the state and country are being exhausted.
“The Kentucky National Guard is accustomed to working
with the law enforcement agencies in our state,” said Brig. Gen. Rob Larkin,
Assistant Adjutant General, Army, “from natural disasters to yearly high
profile events like The Kentucky Derby, providing support to help increase the
effectiveness of law enforcement is a task our force has conducted during both
good times and under challenging conditions.”
With the intent of better enabling medical providers the
ability to focus on patients, and law enforcement performing their assigned
missions, Kentucky Guardsmen will ensure building and environmental safety
while observing and reporting any behavior out of the ordinary or disruptive to
the officer on duty.
“Our Soldiers and Airmen of the Kentucky National Guard
are eager to serve our community, and the citizens of Kentucky during this
trying time. We live here, and are
invested in the success of our state getting past this pandemic quickly and
efficiently.” Said Brig. Gen. Hal Lamberton, Kentucky's Adjutant General. “The
hospitals are the front line in the fight against COVID-19. We proudly support this and all lines of
efforts the Governor calls us to support, until this invisible enemy is
Please note, these Soldiers and Airmen will practice safe
hygiene and proper social distancing during their assignment.
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