INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana National Guard soldiers and airmen will continue their mission assisting long-term care facilities across Indiana – including here in Shelby County – in their battle against COVID-19.

Indiana Gov. Eric J. Holcomb called upon Hoosier Guardsmen to help at the facilities in October with the first wave of troops arriving in November. He has now extended their mission until Feb. 28.

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Approximately 200 Indiana National Guard soldiers listen to training briefings, Friday, Oct. 30 for their mission supporting long-term care facilities throughout the Hoosier state. Approximately 1,300 Indiana National Guardsmen will continue supporting long-term care facilities across Indiana until Feb. 28.