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149th Fighter Wing assists with COVID-19 testing in Texas communities

By Airman 1st Class Andrea Lee | 149th Fighter Wing Public Affairs | April 30, 2020

DUMAS, Texas —

The Air National Guard members of the 149th Fighter Wing are actively assisting communities across Texas with COVID-19 screening, most recently in Dumas, Texas, April 23, and in Friona, Texas, April 24.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott established these Mobile Testing Teams to increase testing capacity and help slow the spread of the coronavirus.

The Texas Military Department, in tandem with state partners, established these testing facilities to provide drive-in COVID-19 screenings to communities not served by a county health department, allowing Texas to curb the spread of COVID-19.