About 260 soldiers from the Oregon Army National Guard have deployed to hospitals hit hard by the coronavirus delta variant, The Oregonian reported. Their mission is non-clinical. “We will find a good place for these helping hands to facilitate care,” said Chris Pizzi, chief executive of Providence Medford Medical Center. Pizzi said the Guard’s presence can help ease tensions during long patient waits so nurses can focus on patient care….

Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia has canceled its air show for the second year in a row because of increasing COVID-19 spread in the area, WTKR TV reported….

Corvias is installing 385 solar systems to homes at Fort Riley, Kansas. It will bring the total number of Fort Riley homes with solar energy to more than 1,600, a press release said.

National Guard photo by Maj. W. Chris Clyne