Maj. Gen. Benjamin Corell

Iowa Department of Public Health launches new vaccination ad campaign

BY: - June 8, 2021

The Iowa Department of Public Health this week launched a new ad in its $1.39 million campaign to encourage Iowans to get vaccinated. “As eligibility further expands to the pediatric population, it’s also important that we reach an even more diverse groups of Iowans, including teens and their parents or guardians, with information about the […]

Iowa sees 9% drop in daily COVID-19 cases

BY: - April 23, 2021

Iowa’s new cases of COVID-19 have fallen to a level last seen for an extended time last summer, the New York Times database shows. Iowa averaged 432 cases a day over the past week, down 9%, the Times reported. Hospitalizations, though, were up 7% at 236. That level also was as low as last summer’s […]

Governor, Guard general urge wary Iowans: Get vaccinated

BY: - April 21, 2021

Iowa’s adjutant general, still laboring to breathe months after spending a week in the hospital with COVID-19, on Wednesday appealed to Iowans to get vaccinated against the illness.  Maj. Gen. Benjamin Corell, commander of the Iowa National Guard, appeared at Gov. Kim Reynolds’ weekly news conference. The governor also pleaded with Iowans to get vaccinated […]

General: Pandemic, derecho brought most diverse Guard mobilization since 2008

BY: - January 14, 2021

The Iowa National Guard’s response to the coronavirus pandemic and the August derecho brought the most diverse mobilization since the floods of 2008, Maj. Gen. Benjamin Corell told a joint session of the Iowa Legislature Thursday.  “Not since the floods of 2008 has the Iowa National Guard played such a diverse role in coming to […]

Storm-rattled Iowans ask: ‘Where’s the Guard?’

BY: - August 14, 2020

Iowa state officials on Friday faced questions over what many Iowans saw as a delayed response by the Iowa National Guard to a major storm Monday that shredded crops, downed power lines and damaged schools. “Some people wondered, ‘Where is the National Guard?'” said Maj. Gen. Benjamin Corell, adjutant general of the Guard. Corell spoke […]

Adjutant general: Iowa Guard looking at biggest deployment in a decade

BY: - January 16, 2020

Newly appointed Iowa Adjutant General Benjamin Corell told state lawmakers during his first address to the Legislature that the Iowa National Guard is getting ready for its biggest deployment in a decade. To prepare, the guard is looking for partners in and out of the federal government to boost its technical training, especially in cybersecurity. […]