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Northern Strike Builds Readiness, Challenges Visiting Units
January 27, 2023
Staff Sgt. Daniel Czech ambushes a convoy from the 120th Field Artillery Regiment, Wisconsin National Guard, during Northern Strike 23-1 exercise Jan. 26, 2023, at Camp Grayling, Mich. The training builds readiness for visiting units by challenging Soldiers in a variety of ways.

Wisconsin National Guard Supports Search and Rescue Training
January 23, 2023
Sgt. Patrick Blaesing, a Wisconsin Army National Guard combat medic, works with local first responders to load a simulated patient for transport by Black Hawk helicopter during a search and rescue training exercise Jan. 14, 2023, in southern Lincoln County.

Northern Strike 23-1 set for Northern Michigan Winter
January 10, 2023
Bravo Battery, 120th Field Artillery Regiment, 32nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Wisconsin National Guard, conducted a fires mission at Camp Grayling, Mich., Jan. 24. 2022, during Northern Strike 22-1. The 2023 version is scheduled at the National All-Domain Warfighting Center Jan. 20-29.

Wisconsin, Papua New Guinea Sign State Partnership Agreement
December 13, 2022
Maj. Gen. Paul Knapp, Wisconsin’s adjutant general, and Maj. Gen. Mark Goina, chief of the Papua New Guinea Defence Force, shake hands after signing a State Partnership Program agreement Dec. 2, 2022, in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

Illinois Guard Hands off Africa Mission to Wisconsin Guard
November 16, 2022
A guidon bearer from the Wisconsin Army National Guard's 157th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade holds the unit's colors during a transfer of authority ceremony at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Nov. 5, 2022.

Packers Visit Wisconsin Guard Challenge Academy Cadets
October 25, 2022
Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones answers a question from cadets during a visit to the Wisconsin National Guard Challenge Academy campus at Fort McCoy, Wis., Oct. 18, 2022. The voluntary Challenge Academy program uses a structured military-style environment and state-certified teachers and counselors to reshape the lives of 16-to-18-year-olds at risk of not completing high school.

Wisconsin Army Guard Prepares for Africa deployment
October 4, 2022
Col. Eric Leckel, commander of the Wisconsin Army National Guard’s 157th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, speaks during a formal sendoff ceremony Sept. 30, 2022, in downtown Milwaukee. Approximately 280 Soldiers from the brigade’s headquarters company and 357th Signal Company will support Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa to enhance partnerships and stability in the region.

Wisconsin Guard Soldiers Hone Survival, Rescue Skills in Fox River
September 14, 2022
Wisconsin National Guard Soldiers of Company A, 2nd Battalion, 127th Infantry Regiment, 32nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, conduct combat water survival and swift water rescue training on the Fox River in Oshkosh, Wis., Sept. 10, 2022.

National Guard Honored for Youth ChalleNGe Program
September 1, 2022
Maj. Gen. Paul Knapp accepts the 2022 American Legion National Education Award on behalf of the National Guard Bureau at The American Legion 103rd National Convention at the Milwaukee Center in Milwaukee Aug. 31, 2022. The award was presented for the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe program, which helps “at-risk” teens earn their high school diploma or GED.

Wisconsin Guard Civil Support Team Hones Skills, Supports Events
August 8, 2022
Members of the Wisconsin National Guard’s 54th Civil Support Team (CST) identify where they will enter a building with a notional contaminant as part of a hazardous material training exercise in Poynette, Wis., July 14 at the Village Hall.

Annual Northern Lightning Exercise Returns to Volk Field
August 5, 2022
A variety of the world’s most advanced aircraft will assemble at Volk Field Combat Readiness Training Center in Wisconsin for the joint-accredited exercise Northern Lightning Aug. 8-19, 2022.

Wisconsin National Guard Medic Aids Injured Motorcyclist
July 14, 2022
Wisconsin National Guard Spc. Tyler Lechner of Company C, 132nd Brigade Support Battalion, 32nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, came to the aid of a motorcyclist injured in a collision in Waukesha, Wis., July 10, 2022. Lechner was on his way home from drill when he witnessed the accident.

National Guard Demonstrates Capabilities During African Lion
July 7, 2022
Key leadership from the Idaho National Guard and several other U.S. states joined partner nations in Morocco June 30, 2022, to see the capabilities of multinational armies working together in a combined arms live-fire mission. During the exercise, Soldiers from Idaho's 1st Battalion of the 148th Field Artillery Regiment fired M795 high explosive rounds from the M109A6 howitzers as Soldiers with the Oregon, Utah and Wisconsin Army National Guard, a Marine Corps Reserve unit based in California and active-duty Soldiers from Fort Hood, Texas, provided ground cover.

Historic Highway Landing Advances Agile Combat Employment
June 30, 2022
An A-10 Thunderbolt II from the 107th Fighter Squadron, 127th Wing, Michigan Air National Guard, lands and takes off from a highway during Northern Agility-1 22 in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan June 29, 2022.

105th Cavalry Seizes Opportunity to Train on Tow Missiles
June 27, 2022
Wisconsin Army National Guard Soldiers from the 1st Squadron, 105th Cavalry Regiment, fire a Tube-launched Optically-tracked Wire-guided anti-tank missile during training June 10, 2022, at Fort McCoy, Wis.

Idaho National Guard Participates in African Lion Exercise
June 27, 2022
Approximately 80 Idaho Army National Guard Soldiers with the 1st Battalion of the 148th Field Artillery Regiment and counterparts from California, Oregon, Texas, Utah and Wisconsin are training with the Royal Moroccan Army in the northern Sahara Desert as part of African Lion ’22.

New Air National Guard Exercise Tests Agility in Michigan
June 7, 2022
A U.S. Air Force Airman from the 127th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., performs Agile Combat Employment training while marshaling an A-10 Thunderbolt II in an Integrated Combat Turn during Agile Rage 22, June 7, 2022.

Minnesota Guard Soldier, NCO are regional Best Warriors
May 17, 2022
Sgt. Josiah Bell of Rochester, Minnesota, an infantryman with the Wisconsin National Guard’s B Company, 1st Battalion, 128th Infantry Regiment, scales a rope in the obstacle course event during the Region IV Best Warrior Competition at Camp Ripley, Minnesota, May 13, 2022. The annual competition tests the military skills, physical strength and endurance of the top Soldiers and noncommissioned officers from the Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio National Guard.

Wisconsin Guard, civilian partners practice crisis response
May 16, 2022
The Wisconsin Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear Enhanced Response Force Package practiced crisis response with civilian partners May 14, 2022, at the Fox Valley Technical College, Public Safety Training Center, Appleton, Wisconsin. The exercise included setting up a medical field site, searching and rescuing casualties and hoisting them via helicopter for treatment.

Wisconsin National Guard wraps up nursing care support
April 29, 2022
Brig. Gen. Tim Covington, the Wisconsin National Guard’s deputy adjutant general for civil support, presents a coin to 2nd Lt. Jonathon Jennings for his leadership as a platoon leader of Wisconsin National Guard nursing assistants supporting health care facilities during a ceremony at the Mayo Clinic in La Crosse April 26, 2022. The Wisconsin National Guard is winding down its nursing assistant support mission around the state.