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NEWS | July 1, 2021

Guardsman Highlight: U.S. Army Sgt. Corey Block

By Staff Sgt. Tegan Kucera Michigan National Guard Public Affairs

U.S. Army Sgt. Corey Block, a motor transport operator with the 1463rd Transportation Company, participates in unpacking the vehicles after his unit returns to Fort Custer, Michigan, May 18, 2021. The unit was finishing with the main portion of their annual training (AT) during Operation Patriot Press.

Following AT, Block gets to go back to his wife and four children in Schoolcraft, and his job as a senior processing technician with Pfizer where he has been involved in the making of the COVID-19 vaccine. He says he’s going back to bit more stressful environment, not because of the people, but because of the importance of what the vaccine means.

“I’m lucky I’m the one that gets to do this stuff. I’m proud of what we’re doing. It’s a big thing and I feel honored to be able to make the product and to also be a Soldier at the same time.”