Arizona National Guard Supports Navajo Nation, Setting Up Federal Medical Station

Members of the Arizona National Guard helped set up a Federal Medical Station on the Navajo Nation reservation in Chinle, Arizona, on Saturday, May 2, where authorities were fighting to contain the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.

The Arizona National Guard deployed more than 800 citizen-soldiers and airmen to help provide support to grocery stores, food banks, and other community needs.

During the previous week, the Arizona National Guard delivered 60 tons of fresh produce to three of Arizona’s Native American Nations – the Navajo, the Hopi, and the White Mountain Apaches, according to reports.

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said the nation had partnered with the US Army Corps of Engineers, FEMA, and the Arizona and New Mexico National Guard to set up several care sites in Arizona and New Mexico. Credit: Arizona National Guard via Storyful