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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.

Guard Soldiers, Airmen Compete for All Guard Marathon Team
May 9, 2023
National Guard athletes race in the 46th annual Lincoln Marathon, which also serves as the National Guard Marathon Team time trials, held May 7, 2023, in Lincoln, Nebraska. More than 200 National Guard Airmen and Soldiers from across the country competed for spots on the All Guard Marathon Team.

Iowa, Minnesota Guardsmen Win Regional Best Warrior Title
May 8, 2023
Competitors begin the 12-mile ruck march at the Region IV Army National Guard Best Warrior Competition at Camp James A. Garfield Joint Military Training Center, Newton Falls, Ohio, May 7, 2023. Guard members from Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio and Illinois competed in land navigation, marksmanship, weapons skills, medical and radio skills and an appearance board, among other events.

Cal Guard, CAL FIRE Team up for Wildland Firefighting Training
May 2, 2023
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jacob Sorensen, crew chief, Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 211th General Support Aviation Battalion, Utah National Guard, on an HH-60M Black Hawk helicopter during annual wildland firefighting training in Sacramento, Calif., April 22, 2023. California, Utah, Nevada and Wisconsin National Guard members participated in the training with CAL FIRE.

Wisconsin Guard Black Hawks Respond to Large Wildfire
April 14, 2023
A Wisconsin Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter from the Madison-based Army Aviation Support Facility #2 carries a bucket of water to help fight a fire near Necedah in Juneau County April 12, 2023. The Wisconsin National Guard responded to a request for assistance from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

Wisconsin Army Guard Conducts Aerial Firefighting Training
April 13, 2023
A Wisconsin Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk aircrew with the 1st Battalion, 147th Aviation Regiment, trains to drop water on wildfires April 10, 2023, using a bucket at Fort McCoy, Wis.

Wisconsin National Guard, Papua New Guinea Strengthen Ties
April 3, 2023
First Sgt. Aaron Ritchie, right, 64th Troop Command’s senior supply sergeant and sustainment noncommissioned officer (NCO) representative, asks a Papua New Guinea Defence Force Soldier about serial numbers for supply items March 24, 2023, at Murray Barracks in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. Six NCOs conducted an information exchange with Papua New Guinea Defence Force counterparts March 20-27 as part of the State Partnership Program.

Kentucky Civil Response Team Hosts Multi-agency Exercise
March 17, 2023
An officer with Louisville Metro Police's Hazardous Incident Response Team gets out of his hazardous material suit after working a simulated scenario with the help of Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Dormbrusch, 12th CST, New Hampshire National Guard, during a training event at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., March 13, 2023. National Guard CSTs from eight states participated in the one-day exercise.

Task Force Mustang Maintainers Sustain CENTCOM Flight Ops
March 6, 2023
U.S. Army aviation maintenance Soldiers from Delta Company, 2nd Battalion, 149th Aviation Regiment, General Support Aviation Battalion, 36th Combat Aviation Brigade, "Task Force Mustang," gather in front of a readied CH-47F Chinook helicopter at the Udairi Landing Zone in Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Feb. 18, 2023. Left to right: Spc. Jacob Hess, Pfc. Kaleb Fegurgur, Sgt. Adam Scheef, Spc. Sydney McElhany, Spc. Jacob Carreon, Spc. Jorge Gonzalez, Spc. Matthew Glover, Spc. Austin Chancellor, Spc. Louie Chacon, Staff Sgt. Nicholas Schupe, and Sgt. Kevin Vasquez.

Wisconsin Guard Trains on Fire Missions in Frigid Weather
February 1, 2023
A gun team from the Wisconsin Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 120th Field Artillery Regiment, set up an M119 howitzer during Northern Strike 23-1 on Jan. 21, 2023, at Camp Grayling, Mich. The 120th Field Artillery is building readiness by conducting cold-weather training to meet objectives of the Department of Defense’s Arctic strategy.

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.