LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — By order of the Governor, 20 Army National Guard medics from the 39th Infantry Brigade Combat Team will be on state active duty starting Sunday.
The Arkansas National Guard has been requested by the Arkansas Division of Emergency Management to provide the medics to answer phone calls in support of the Arkansas Department of Health’s Emergency Operations Center.
They will also return phone calls from calls that might be missed due to call volume,
The medics will serve from Sunday, March 15th through the 20th.
On the 19th, a needs assessment will be conducted by the Arkansas Department of Health to determine if the Soldiers will be needed further or if they can be released from state active duty.