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Wisconsin Guard Develops Partnership With Papua New Guinea
April 27, 2022
Wisconsin Army National Guard Spc. Samantha Struck demonstrates how to insert an IV during a medical class with the Papua New Guinea Defense Force at Taurama Barracks, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, in March 2022 through the Department of Defense National Guard State Partnership Program.

Groundbreaking Wisconsin National Guard leader retiring
March 22, 2022
Wisconsin National Guard Brig. Gen. Joane Mathews receives a ceremonial blanket as a sign of respect and honor after speaking at the 40th Annual Descendants of Red Arrow Veterans Day Pow-Wow Nov. 11, 2017. The Volk Field ceremony honored 28 Native Americans who served in the Wisconsin National Guard’s Company D, 128th Infantry, 32nd Division, during World War I.

Wisconsin squad leader training focuses on diversity, people
March 17, 2022
Command Sgt. Maj. Curtis Patrouille, the Wisconsin Army National Guard’s senior enlisted leader, engages with noncommissioned officers taking part in the first Squad Leader Training event at Volk Field, Wisconsin, March 13, 2022.

Wisconsin National Guard CST trains with first responders
March 16, 2022
Members of the Wisconsin National Guard’s 54th Civil Support Team conduct decontamination procedures during a collective lanes training exercise in Madison, Wis., March 8, 2022. The Madison-based CST is the state’s full-time response team for emergencies or terrorist events that involve weapons of mass destruction, toxic industrial chemicals or natural disasters.

Wisconsin Guard highlights 2-year COVID response mission
March 14, 2022
Maj. Gen. Paul Knapp, Wisconsin’s adjutant general, speaks during a March 10 ceremony at Joint Force Headquarters in Madison, Wis., commemorating the two-year COVID-19 response. The pandemic accounts for the longest continuous active domestic response by the Wisconsin National Guard and Wisconsin Emergency Management.

Papua New Guinea military leaders visit Wisconsin Guard
February 15, 2022
Military leaders from Papua New Guinea speak with Wisconsin National Guard leaders from the 115th Fighter Wing Feb. 5, 2022, in Madison, Wis., during a historic first visit to Wisconsin through the State Partnership Program. The program links individual states with armed forces of partner nations  to forge lasting cooperation, friendship and mutually beneficial relationships.

More Wisconsin Guard members work as nursing assistants
February 4, 2022
Wisconsin National Guard troops train on proper hand-washing techniques at Madison College in Madison, Wis., Jan. 20, 2022. The Wisconsin National Guard partnered with Madison College to train approximately 200 troops to assist health care facilities as they battle staffing shortages and capacity challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wisconsin Guard conducts ‘Winter Strike’ forward observation
February 2, 2022
U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Joane Mathews, assistant adjutant general for the Wisconsin Army National Guard, conducts a battlefield circulation with the Fire Support Team, 1st Battalion, 120th Field Artillery Regiment, during Northern Strike 22-1 (“Winter Strike”) at the National All-Domain Warfighting Center in Grayling, Mich., Jan. 27, 2022.

Wisconsin Guard medical unit returns from Mideast deployment
January 31, 2022
Brig. Gen. Joane Mathews, Wisconsin deputy adjutant general for Army, addresses more than 50 members of the Wisconsin Army National Guard’s 135th Medical Company at Fort Hood, Texas. The unit returned to the United States from a deployment to multiple locations in the Middle East.

Wisconsin Guard trains in cold at Michigan’s Winter Strike
January 25, 2022
Mechanics from Foxtrot Company, 132nd Forward Support Company, attached to 1st Battalion, 120th Field Artillery Regiment, Wisconsin National Guard, prepare vehicles for extreme cold weather training during exercise Northern Strike 22-1/"Winter Strike," Jan. 22, 2022. The exercise is bringing together hundreds of military personnel from several states and partner forces Jan. 21-30 at Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver Training Center and Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center in northern Michigan, which comprise the National All-Domain Warfighting Center.

Minnesota National Guard fills gap amid COVID-19 surge
January 18, 2022
Minnesota National Guard Staff Sgt. John O'Donnell,148th Fighter Wing Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician, provides COVID-19 testing support at a community-based testing site at the Hibbing, Minnesota, armory December 20, 2021.  The Minnesota National Guard is partnering with the Minnesota Department of Health to staff COVID-19 testing sites across Minnesota.

Wisconsin Guard aids hospitals, nursing homes with COVID
January 14, 2022
Wisconsin National Guard Citizen-Soldiers and -Airmen collect specimens for COVID-19 testing in 2021. Guard members will train as certified nursing assistants to support hospitals and nursing homes facing a surge in COVID-19 cases, Gov. Tony Evers announced Jan. 13, 2022.

Challenge Academy prepares at-risk teens for new challenges
January 6, 2022
Wisconsin National Guard Challenge Academy Cadet Chloe Halbrooks of Walworth, Wisconsin, graduated from the residential phase of the program Dec. 22, 2021. She said she now sees herself as successful instead of a failure.

Wisconsin National Guard supports COVID testing, vaccination
December 20, 2021
Wisconsin National Guard Citizen-Soldiers and -Airmen collect specimens for COVID-19 testing in 2021. The Wisconsin National Guard has multiple COVID-19 specimen collection teams operating throughout the state and has administered nearly 1.2 million COVID tests and more than 230,000 vaccines statewide since the pandemic began.

VNG cyber protection battalion completes TF Echo mission
December 17, 2021
Army National Guard Soldiers of the 123rd Cyber Protection Battalion, 91st Cyber Brigade, completed their support of the Task Force Echo V mission and returned to their home states of Illinois, Minnesota, Virginia and Wisconsin after a transition of authority ceremony Dec. 1, 2021, at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland.

176th Cyber Protection Team completes mobilization
December 10, 2021
Soldiers from the 176th Cyber Protection team pose with Wisconsin Army National Guard senior leaders following a Nov. 22, 2021, ceremony that marked the end of their mobilization at Fort Meade, Maryland. The 20-person unit mobilized to federal service in October 2020 and supported U.S. Cyber Command and Cyber National Mission Force requirements.

Planning conferences for Northern Strike 22 completed
November 29, 2021
Soldiers with the 294th Quartermaster Company, 338th Quartermaster Company, Texas Army National Guard, the 3rd Special Forces Group, soldiers with the Latvian Army’s Special Forces Group and British Army’s 4th Battalion, Parachute Regiment (4 PARA), jump out of a C-130 Hercules aircraft over Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver Training Center, Grayling, Michigan, Aug. 13, 2021. The service members conducted joint airborne training during Northern Strike 21.

WING demonstrates rapid deployment to Baltic region
November 16, 2021
A U.S. Air Force loadmaster with the 352d Special Operations Wing guides a U.S. Army Soldier with 1st Battalion, 121st Field Artillery Regiment, while off-loading an M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System during a bilateral exercise at a highway landing zone in Gotland, Sweden, Oct. 23, 2021. This bilateral demonstration underscores, for the first time, the ability of Swedish and U.S. Forces to quickly employ long-range precision fires across the theater in a time and place of our choosing, while developing the ability to employ flexible capabilities with partners and allies in the Baltic Sea region.

Guard Soldiers teach Polish military active threat response
October 27, 2021
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Dyllon Vetsch, assigned to 107th Support Maintenance Company, Wisconsin National Guard, clears a room with a Polish Land Forces soldier assigned to the Polish Land Force's Civil-Military Cooperation unit at the Military Training Centre for Foreign Operations in Kielce, Poland, Oct. 22, 2021. The multinational training event created shared understanding of police active threat response tactics, enhancing NATO capabilities and the U.S.-Polish partnership.

Wisconsin Guard rehearses combat management in exercise
October 22, 2021
A whiteboard shows the battle plan to advance troops during Warfighter Exercise 22-1. Headquarters staff from the Wisconsin Army National Guard’s 32nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team and 157th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade participated in this exercise Sept. 27 to Oct. 6 at Fort Riley, Kansas.