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Wisconsin Guard Black Hawk Unit Conducts Mass Casualty Exercise
June 12, 2024
Medical staff from Aurora Medical Center-Summit’s emergency and trauma center wait for a Wisconsin Army National Guard Black Hawk helicopter to arrive so they can move notional patients to the emergency room during a mass casualty exercise May 31, 2024. The scenario called for a single Black Hawk crew to medically evacuate three victims critically injured by a building collapse.

Wisconsin National Guard Brigade Begins Major Training Exercise
June 6, 2024
More than 5,000 Soldiers have arrived at the Joint Readiness Training Center on Fort Johnson, Louisiana, to take part in a month-long training exercise led by the 32nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team. As they arrive, the Soldiers in-process, gather gear, help offload vehicles from trains and semis, perform maintenance checks, and install MILES (multiple integrated laser engagement system) on everything from personal weapons to all varieties of vehicles, all while acclimating to the Louisiana heat and humidity.

Guard Conducts Explosive Ordnance Disposal Joint Training
June 4, 2024
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Patrick Harrington, left, explosive ordnance disposal technician with the Massachusetts Air National Guard's 104th Fighter Wing, and Senior Airman Benito Pacheco, EOD technician with the Nebraska ANG's 155th Air Refueling Wing, review X-rays of an improvised explosive device May 13, 2024, as part of the Audacious Warrior exercise at Volk Field Air National Guard Base in Wisconsin. The nine-day exercise included over 70 participants assigned to the Air National Guard, U.S. Air Force Reserve and U.S. Marine Corps, as well as military EOD specialists from the Czech Republic.

Wisconsin Soldier, Arkansas Team Win Small Arms Championship
May 10, 2024
Sgt. 1st Class Brandon Swanson of the Wisconsin National Guard won the Individual Grand Aggregate award at the 53rd Winston P. Wilson Rifle and Pistol Matches at Camp Joseph T. Robinson, North Little Rock, Arkansas, April 27-May 3, 2024.

Wisconsin Guard Soldier Wins Regional Best Warrior Tiebreaker
May 7, 2024
Spc. Tevin Kenton, from the Wisconsin Army National Guard’s Troop C, 1st Squadron, 105th Cavalry Regiment, fires an M-320 grenade launcher May 3 during the 2024 Region IV Best Warrior Competition at Camp Dodge, Iowa. Kenton took first place in the lower enlisted division and will represent Wisconsin at the national Best Warrior Competition this August in Vermont.

California Air Guard 146th Maintenance Group Learns New Skill
April 22, 2024
U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 146th Maintenance Group, 146th Airlift Wing, based on Channel Islands Air National Guard Station, practice executing the fundamentals of Crash Damaged and Disabled Aircraft Recovery on Volk Field in Camp Douglas, Wisconsin, April 16-18, 2024. The CDDAR certified members and augmentees used airbags, forklifts and cranes to raise, pull and stabilize aircraft that simulated different scenarios of downed airplanes.

Wisconsin Air Guard Trains with Papua New Guinea Partners
April 19, 2024
Wisconsin National Guard Airmen with the 128th Air Refueling Wing Security Forces Squadron and the 115th Fighter Wing Security Forces Squadron trained in Papua New Guinea March 17-22 with the Papua New Guinea Defence Force as part of the State Partnership Program. The Airmen trained PNGDF military police and other service members in crowd control, compliance techniques and physical and electronic security.

Wisconsin Guard Builds on Papua New Guinea Partnership
April 4, 2024
Senior noncommissioned officers with the Wisconsin National Guard were in Papua New Guinea March 17-22 collaborating with leaders in the Papua New Guinea Defence Force as part of the State Partnership Program.

Wisconsin Air Guard Helps Refine Air Combat Targeting
March 5, 2024
U.S. Air Force air battle managers and tactical air control-party Airmen experiment with Air Combat Command’s Tactical Operations Center-enabled Control Reporting Center during the Shadow Operations Center – Nellis’ Capstone event at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Dec. 8, 2023.

Wisconsin Guard Fights Elements in Urban Operations Training
January 26, 2024
Wisconsin Army National Guard Soldiers with Company A, 2nd Battalion, 127th Infantry Regiment, approach the High Risk Entry Facility Jan. 17 at Volk Field, Wis., during urban warfare training.

At-risk Teens Begin New Path as ChalleNGe Academy Graduates
January 4, 2024
Maj. Gen. Michael Garshak, the adjutant general of Idaho and commander of the Idaho National Guard, congratulates one of 120 high school students who graduated from the Idaho Youth ChalleNGe Academy Dec. 16, 2023, in Boise, Idaho. The Department of Defense program provides second chances to at-risk teens.

148th Fighter Wing EOD Flight Hosts Validation Course
October 11, 2023
Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians from across the Air National Guard, Air Force, Air Force Reserve, Navy and Wisconsin National Guard state partners from Papua New Guinea conduct lodged projectile training at Camp Ripley Training Center, Minnesota, Sept. 21, 2023. The Advanced EOD Conventional Course provided experience, validation and confidence in using EOD tools and procedures.

Wisconsin Guard Conducts Black Hawk Training Operations
September 25, 2023
Aircrews with the Wisconsin National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 147th Aviation Regiment, operate UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters Sept. 14, 2023, at Fort McCoy, Wis. Members of the unit regularly complete training at Fort McCoy and support training events at the installation.

Wisconsin Guard-Papua New Guinea Strengthen Partnership
September 5, 2023
Soldiers with the Wisconsin Army National Guard’s 1st Squadron, 105th Cavalry Regiment, trained with soldiers of the 1st and 2nd Royal Pacific Infantry Regiments, Papua New Guinea Defence Force, during Tamiok Strike 2023 at Taruma Barracks, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea beginning July 31. Tamiok Strike 23 is sponsored by U.S. Army Pacific, and hosted by the PNGDF with U.S. forces under the command of the 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Support Command.

Wisconsin Guard Members Seek to Elevate Women in Aviation
August 8, 2023
2nd Lt. Charnelle Pinson, a forward support medevac section leader with the Wisconsin Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 168th Aviation Regiment, discusses her military career as Maj. Sarah Latza, Capt. Meredith Porter and Capt. Anna Leadens look on during a panel discussion July 26, 2023, in Oshkosh, Wis., as part of the Experimental Aircraft Association’s WomenVenture.

Wisconsin Guard Unit Returns Home From Africa Deployment
August 1, 2023
Maj. Gen. Paul Knapp, Wisconsin’s adjutant general, and other senior Wisconsin National Guard officials welcomed home approximately 260 Soldiers of the Wisconsin Army National Guard’s 157th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade at Dane County Regional Airport July 29, 2023. The 157th returned from a nine-month deployment to Djibouti, Africa, in support of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa.

Wisconsin Guard Trains with Hospital on Patient Transport
July 21, 2023
Aurora BayCare Medical Center professionals and Soldiers from the medevac assets of the Wisconsin Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 147th Aviation Regiment unload a mock patient from a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter at Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay, Wis., June 22.

Wisconsin Guardsman Honored for Aiding Derailment Victims
July 11, 2023
First Lt. Apiwit B. Chulawan, an officer with the Wisconsin Army Naitonal Guard’s 829th Engineer Vertical Construction Company, salutes Maj. Gen. Paul Knapp, Wisconsin’s adjutant general, after being awarded the Soldier’s Medal during a July 9, 2023, ceremony in Spooner, Wis. Chulawan was a passenger on a train that derailed in 2021 and helped aid injured passengers.

Wisconsin Guard, Papua New Guinea Strengthen State Partnership
June 9, 2023
Tech. Sgt. Kailani Trainor-Bird, right, aerospace medical technician with Detachment 1 of the Wisconsin Air National Guard's 115th Medical Group, reviews Tactical Combat Casualty Care procedures with Warrant Officer Jerry Aihi and Maj. Louisa Wanma of the Papua New Guinea Defense Force June 6, 2023, at Truax Field in Madison, Wis. The training opportunity between the Wisconsin and Papua New Guinea medical professionals was part of the National Guard State Partnership Program,

Wisconsin Army Guard Medic Earns Expert Field Medical Badge
May 23, 2023
Sgt. 1st Class Talon Dumke, second from right, a combat medic assigned to the Wisconsin National Guard’s 54th Civil Support Team, with Lt. Col. Seth Kaste, right, 54th Civil Support Team commander, during the Expert Field Medical Badge ceremony May 12, 2023, at Fort McCoy, Wis. Dumke was one of eight Soldiers to complete the grueling competition, which challenged Soldiers in their technical proficiency and tactical acumen under extreme duress and scrutiny.