Iowa National Guard continues delivery of medical supplies

Iowa National Guard continues delivery of medical supplies Photo: MGN Online.

Created: March 25, 2020 07:11 PM

(ABC 6 News) -- Iowa National Guard Soldiers are helping to deliver medical personal protective equipment to more than 20 county distribution sites across the state. 

According to COL Michael Wunn, the Director of Public Affairs with the Iowa National Guard, the missions were supported by two transportation units from the 1034th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion out of Camp Dodge in Johnston, Iowa. 


Soldiers from the 1133rd Transportation Company, out of Iowa City and Mason City, and Detachment 1 of the 1168th Transportation Company, out of Marshalltown, worked alongside the Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to distribute specialized clothing and equipment for healthcare professionals to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The supplies were transported in M915A5 Line-Haul Tractor Trucks and a Light Medium Tactical Vehicle.

COL Wunn said these supply missions will continue for the foreseeable future as additional requests for personal protective equipment are processed by the State Emergency Operations Center and given to the Iowa National Guard for distribution.  

There are currently more than 70 Iowa National Guard Soldiers and Airmen on a State Active Duty supporting the COVID-19 pandemic response. 

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