Active Mason City National Guard members deliver medical supplies in Iowa

Active Mason City National Guard members deliver medical supplies in Iowa

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Sgt. Timothy Hesse Sr., a motor transport operator with the 1133rd Transportation Company, Iowa Army National Guard, carries essential medical supplies as part of a statewide effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19 on Tuesday.

MASON CITY — Iowa National Guard soldiers from the 1133rd Transportation Company of Mason City, and its detachment in Iowa City, are delivering vital personal protective equipment to Iowa counties.

The 1133rd delivered four semitrailers of PPE to five Iowa counties Tuesday to help fight the spread of COVID-19.

Working in support of the Iowa Department of Public Health, the Guard delivered equipment to distribution sites in Black Hawk, Johnson, Polk, Pottawattamie and Tama counties.

These missions will continue as additional requests for PPE are processed by the State Emergency Operations Center.

On March 23, eight soldiers from the 3654th Support Maintenance Company out of Knoxville, with a detachment in Oskaloosa, delivered and assembled two large tents in Oskaloosa for the Mahaska Health Partnership hospital’s COVID-19 response plan.

The Iowa Guard has 42 service members on active duty to support the state’s emergency response efforts.

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