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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.

Wisconsin Guard, Papua New Guinea hold virtual workshop
June 17, 2021
Lt. Col. Brion Aderman, Wisconsin National Guard director of domestic operations, talks about disaster response practices with members of the Papua New Guinea Defense Force May 26, 2021, during a virtual, three-day State Partnership Program workshop with Papua New Guinea in Witmer Hall at Joint Force Headquarters in Madison, Wis. The State Partnership Program links individual states with armed forces of partner nations around the world to forge mutually beneficial relationships.

PATRIOT 21 exercise underway at Volk Field
June 15, 2021
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Sadonta Cole, a firefighter with the 188th Wing at Ebbing Air National Guard Base in Fort Smith, Ark., trains using various methods to cut metal with a torch at the REACT Center during PATRIOT 21 at Volk Field Combat Readiness Training Center, Wis., June 13, 2021. PATRIOT 21 is an annual, accredited Joint National Training Capability exercise that provides a simulated natural disaster environment for units to test their response and capabilities to conduct domestic operations.

WING helps administer almost 100,000 COVID-19 vaccines
June 1, 2021
Wisconsin National Guard members assist with mobile vaccination team operations March 10, 2021, in Greendale, Wis. Citizen-Soldiers and -Airmen have helped local health departments administer nearly 100,000 vaccines across Wisconsin since establishing the first mobile vaccination teams in late January.

WING lays foundation for partnership with Papua New Guinea
May 17, 2021
Capt. Christopher Meza, a Wisconsin Army National Guard officer, with senior leaders from the Papua New Guinea Defense Force. Meza spent nearly six months in Papua New Guinea where he represented the Wisconsin National Guard as part of its new State Partnership Program partnership with Papua New Guinea.

National Guard, partners to conduct ORCA 21 CBRNE exercise
May 14, 2021
Members of the Michigan National Guard’s 51st Civil Support Team run through decontamination procedures during Northern Exposure 21, March 16, 2021, at Mount Pleasant, Michigan. Northern Exposure 21 was integrated with another exercise known as Rising Waters 2021. This year's scenario was catastrophic flooding leading to chemical contamination, which was followed by a possible WMD situation.

Course gives WING leaders tools to help troops find balance
April 13, 2021
Leaders in the Wisconsin Army and Air National Guard participated in the Comprehensive Health and Wellness leader course at Fort McCoy, Wis., March 29 to April 2. The course equips leaders with tools to address challenges and obstacles their Soldiers and Airmen face in their military and civilian lives.

Wisconsin National Guard troops support COVID vaccinations
April 1, 2021
Wisconsin National Guard members assist with mobile vaccination team operations March 10, 2021, in Greendale, Wis. Citizen-Soldiers and -Airmen from the Wisconsin National Guard have helped local health departments administer more than 60,000 vaccinations across Wisconsin since establishing the first mobile vaccination teams in late January.

Wisconsin Guard enhances partnership with Papua New Guinea
March 29, 2021
Wisconsin National Guard State Partnership Program members and key Wisconsin National Guard leaders meet with gender equality leaders with the Papua New Guinea Defence Force for a virtual exchange March 24, 2021. The meeting was set up to assist the Papua New Guinea Defence Force with their Women, Peace and Security initiatives.

Guardsmen excel in All Army Marksmanship Championships
March 23, 2021
Service Members from across the Army, Army Reserves and National Guard fire M-9 pistols during the 2021 U.S. Army “All Army” Small Arms Championships at Fort Benning, Georgia, March 14-20, 2021. National Guard teams and individuals brought home 23 of 31 top awards including 1st in nine of 11 categories.