Minnesota Soldiers screen for COVID-19 at NTC

(Minnesota National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Ben Houtkooper)

Soldiers with the Minnesota National Guard’s 204th Area Support Medical Company, 347th Regional Support Group screen incoming Soldiers from the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 34th Red Bull Infantry Division and other National Guard units for COVID-19 symptoms as they arrive for their rotation at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., July 10, 2020.

Soldiers attending NTC have undergone a deliberate process to prevent the spread of the coronavirus including screening, testing and isolation in their home state prior to departure and daily symptom and temperature checks while training.

The Brooklyn Park-based 347th Regional Support Group’s mission is to deploy and provide life support, and command and control of base operations. The unit’s responsibilities include leading the reception, staging, onward movement and integration of supporting forces, managing facilities, and providing administrative, medical and logistical support for troop services on a base camp. The brigade’s ten companies provide support for units during homeland security, homeland defense and other civil support missions.