The New York National Guard helped New York City’s Javits Center mass vaccination site administer its 500,000th COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday, according to a DOD story. “This is what we, as residents, should do,” the 500,000th patient said. “I really appreciate this vaccination site and what the service members are doing here.”…

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) is asking DOD to clean up groundwater contamination at four current and former air bases in metro Phoenix and Tucson. “Ensuring that all Arizonans have the cleanest possible drinking water from public water systems today and for our future is critical for our health and well-being and a top priority of our state,” Ducey wrote this week in a letter to Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin this week, according to AP.

New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs photo by New York Guard Captain Mark Getman