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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.

Wisconsin Guard, Papua New Guinea strengthen partnership
October 21, 2021
Maj. Gen Gilbert Toropo, the Papua New Guinea chief of defense, presents Maj. Gen. Paul Knapp, Wisconsin’s adjutant general, with a gift in September 2021 in Hawaii. Knapp visited Hawaii to meet with Toropo and attend a series of conferences in conjunction with the Wisconsin National Guard’s partnership with Papua New Guinea through the State Partnership Program.

National Guard aids Afghan evacuees in Operation Allies Welcome
October 8, 2021
U.S. Army Cpl. Sean Jackett, left, and Spc. Zackary Jensen, Wisconsin Army National Guard linguists, create signs in Dari and Pashto, Aug. 25, 2021, to place in a welcome area for Afghan people arriving at Volk Field Combat Readiness Training Center near Camp Douglas, Wisconsin.

Wisconsin National Guard builds partnership with Nicaragua
October 5, 2021
A donated firetruck is offloaded for use by the Boberos de Esteli, a firefighting organization from the mountainous area of northern Nicaragua. The Wisconsin National Guard helps support Denton Flights, an aid program that uses U.S. military aircraft as space is available to transport relief supplies, as part of its State Partnership Program relationship with Nicaragua.

All Guard Combat team named marksmanship champions
September 13, 2021
Army Sgt 1st. Class Michael Bautista, Idaho National Guard, examines his target during a rifle match Sept. 3, 2021, at the 30th Armed Forces Skill at Arms Meeting at the National Guard Marksmanship Training Center. Established in 1991, the Armed Forces Skills at Arms Meeting (AFSAM) is a multinational and interservice competition created to promote marksmanship training and competition between the different components and services of U.S. military forces and allied nations.

Wisconsin National Guard supports Operation Allies Welcome
September 10, 2021
An aircraft transporting Afghans is guided at Volk Field on Camp Douglas Wisconsin, Aug. 22, 2021. The Department of Defense approved a request for assistance from the State Department to provide temporary housing, sustainment, and support inside the United States for vulnerable Afghans at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, and other facilities around the United States where they and their families can finalize their immigration processing safely.

Wisconsin Guard battling wildfires in West
September 8, 2021
Wisconsin Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk crews from the Madison, Wis.-based 1st Battalion, 147th Aviation, provide assistance in wildfire fighting operations in California.

Wisconsin National Guard conducts CERF-P training exercise
August 30, 2021
An evaluator looks on as members of the Wisconsin National Guard Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear Enhanced Response Force Package (CERF-P) conduct a search and extraction mission Aug. 17, 2021, at Volk Field, Wis. The CERF-P is evaluated every two years to maintain and validate its readiness.

Wisconsin National Guard helps fight western wildfires
August 16, 2021
Wisconsin Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk crews from the 1st Battalion, 147th Aviation, train to drop water on wildfires at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, Aug. 12, 2021, in preparation for deployment to California. Two aircraft and 17 troops departed Wisconsin Aug. 13, 2021, to battle wildfires in California.

Guardsman sets records at CMP National Trophy Rifle Matches
August 9, 2021
Master Sgt. Greg Neiderhiser, Pennsylvania National Guard, had a perfect shot during the Hearst Doubles Match at the 2021 CMP National Trophy Rifle matches Aug. 4, 2021, in his final event as an All Guard member.

Wisconsin National Guard branches out for annual training
August 2, 2021
The 32nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team’s Company A, 1st Battalion, 128th Infantry, conducted a best squad competition June 30, 2021, during annual training at Fort McCoy, Wis.  Soldiers pass timber beams from one to another in assembly line fashion.

121st FA HIMARS train at Camp Ripley
July 9, 2021
National Guardsmen from the 121st Field Artillery Regiment conduct a live-fire exercise with HIMARS at Camp Ripley Training Center, Minn., in June 2021. Based out of Wisconsin, the 121st completed annual training at Camp Ripley for the first time.