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Air Force C-17 delivers vaccinations to National Guard troops in Hawaii

Air Force C-17 delivers vaccinations to National Guard troops in Hawaii
Hundreds of Hawaii National Guard personnel with the joint task force responding to COVID-19 are getting vaccinated, with some on neighbor islands receiving the Pfizer vaccine Tuesday from the back of a C-17 cargo aircraft during a brief stop.

Air Force C-17 delivers vaccinations to National Guard troops in Hawaii Hawaii National Guard members assigned to the Medical Detachment prepare to administer COVID-19 vaccines on a C-17 aircraft during Operation New Hope, January 5, 2021, Hilo, Hawaii.JOHN SCHOEBEL/ARMY NATIONAL GUARD Stars and Stripes is making stories on the coronavirus pandemic available free of charge.HONOLULU (Tribune News Service) — Hundreds of Hawaii National Guard personnel with the joint task force responding to COVID-19 are getting vaccinated, with some on neighbor islands receiving the Pfizer vaccine Tuesday from the back of a C-17 cargo aircraft during a brief stop.Hawaii Army and Air National Guard medics flew on the C-17 to provide inoculations.

Hawaii National Guard leadership also will get the vaccine."There has been no shortage of volunteers to receive the vaccine as (it is ) being distributed and administered across several branches " to include the Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Coast Guard and Hawaii National Guard, Walsh said.

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