Volunteers from the Oregon Air and Army National Guard are working alongside civilian volunteers to aid the state in its COVID-19 vaccine distribution efforts. Guardsmen have been serving in various capacities, such as traffic control, administration, and vaccination.
Tech. Sgt. Holley Bergfeld, a medic with the 142nd Medical Group, based out of Portland Air National Guard Base, is serving as a vaccinator at the Portland Convention Center.
“We’re here for our community first,” said Bergfeld. “To be able to play a large part in our community during a global pandemic, as a medical personnel, is really exciting.”