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Wisconsin Guard marks first anniversary of COVID response
March 15, 2021
A Wisconsin National Guard specimen collection team sent to a senior living facility in Sheboygan prepares to test staff and residents for COVID-19 as part of the Guard’s year-long support of the state pandemic response.

Army National Guard transitions cyber task force mission
February 16, 2021
Army National Guard Soldiers from the 124th Cyber Protection Battalion are deployed as part of Task Force Echo IV in support U.S. Cyber Command, Fort Meade, Maryland.

Wisconsin Guard medevac unit answers the call in Middle East
February 12, 2021
Wisconsin Army National Guard members of the West Bend-based Detachment 1, Company G, 2nd Battalion, 104th Aviation Regiment at a base in the Operation Spartan Shield area of operations. Wisconsin troops have been assigned to locations in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Syria for a medevac mission in the U.S. Central Command theater of operations.

Wisconsin Soldiers love the ‘Big Boom’ at Winter Strike 21
January 26, 2021
A gunnery team from C Battery, 1st/120th Field Artillery, Wisconsin National Guard, prepares to load and fire a M-777 Howitzer during Winter Strike 21 at Camp Grayling Maneuver Center, Mich., Jan. 25, 2021. Winter Strike 21 is a cold weather readiness event held as part of the Northern Strike exercise series that offers the Michigan National Guard’s unparalleled facilities as a venue for U.S. and coalition forces to receive advanced All-Domain joint fires training in all weather conditions.

First mobile vaccination teams assist Wisconsin communities
January 22, 2021
Vaccinators and Citizen-Soldiers from the Wisconsin National Guard prepare for the first day of mobile vaccination team operations Jan. 19, 2021, in Greendale, Wis. Guard members and students from the University of Wisconsin system make up nine teams available to help local health departments increase COVID-19 vaccine access.

National Guard troops in DC for inaugural support
January 14, 2021
Virginia Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to Bravo Troop, 2nd Squadron, 183rd Cavalry Regiment, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, stand guard Jan. 11, 2021, in Washington, D.C. National Guard Soldiers and Airmen from multiple states have traveled to Washington to support to federal and district authorities leading up to the 59th presidential inauguration.

Wisconsin Guard tops 1 million COVID-19 tests administered
January 11, 2021
The Wisconsin National Guard has administered more than 1 million COVID-19 tests in the state. Nearly 700 Soldiers and Airmen continue to support the state’s response to the pandemic.

Wisconsin Guard answered the call in 2020
December 30, 2020
Sgt. Douglas King, of the Wisconsin Army National Guard's 829th Engineer Company assesses a road repair project in Afghanistan with a Romanian soldier in April 2020.

Wisconsin National Guard assists with vaccine rollout
December 21, 2020
Spc. Liam Sherry-Lamb, a human resources specialist assigned to 62nd Medical Brigade, hauls medical supplies across the Wisconsin Army National Guard Armory in Madison, in preparation for the arrival of Army medical providers who will be supporting local hospitals, Dec. 10, 2020.

Wisconsin National Guard tops 800,000 COVID-19 tests
November 9, 2020
Citizen-Soldiers and Citizen-Airmen from the Wisconsin National Guard collect specimens for COVID-19 testing Oct. 26, 2020, at a community-based testing site at the Waukesha County Expo Center in Waukesha. The Wisconsin National Guard has collected more than 800,000 specimens across the state.

National Guard will support election in multiple states
November 2, 2020
U.S. Army Spc. Jordan Rivera, left, and Sgt. Evan M. Ruggiero, both with Charlie Battery, 3-112th Field Artillery Regiment, New Jersey Army National Guard, process ballots at the Atlantic County Board of Elections in Mays Landing, N.J., July 7, 2020. More than 100 New Jersey Army National Guard Soldiers assisted election officials in seven counties during the state’s primary.

No rest for Wisconsin National Guard medics
October 27, 2020
Sgt. Ethan Peterman, a combat medic with the 135th Medical Company, performs a needle decompression procedure on a simulated casualty during the unit's annual training at Fort McCoy, Wis., Aug. 12, 2020. Approximately three-quarters of the 135th Medical Company served on orders for five months, supporting the state's COVID-19 response, before transitioning to annual training.

Flour, eggs and milk: A recipe for pancakes (and resilience)
October 23, 2020
Capt. David Schlador scrambles an egg at the weekly pancake breakfast hosted at Joint Force Headquarters, Madison, Wis., Oct. 2, 2020. Schlador implemented the breakfast after seeing its success in other units. He said the eggs-to-order part was his idea and that it quickly became more popular than the pancakes.

Wisconsin National Guard testing in nearly 40 counties
October 19, 2020
Soldiers and Airmen from the Wisconsin National Guard collect specimens for COVID-19 testing Oct. 7, 2020, at a community-based testing site in Milwaukee. The Wisconsin National Guard has multiple COVID-19 specimen collection teams operating throughout the state.

Wisconsin Guard 'Badgers' help fight California fires
October 2, 2020
Members of 1st Battalion (Assault), 147th Aviation Regiment, 64th Troop Command, Wisconsin Army National Guard, at the Exeter helicopter bases Sept. 30, 2020, before a mission during the SQF Complex Fire in Tulare County, California. Left to right: Sgt. Jake Baranczyk, crew chief; Chief Warrant Officer 2 Trevor Clock, pilot; Sgt. Bryson Kamps, crew chief; and Chief Warrant Officer 3 Andrew Wickland, pilot in command.

116th and 128th Airmen participate in Astral Knight 20
September 25, 2020
U.S. Air National Guard Master Sgt. Jared Hass, 116th Air Control Squadron, checks a generator during exercise Astral Knight 20 at Malbork Air Base, Poland, Sept. 23, 2020. Members of the 116th and 128th ACS augmented the 606th ACS during AK20.

Red Arrow veteran killed in WWII finally receives headstone
September 24, 2020
Members of a Wisconsin National Guard color guard with Battery C, 1st Battalion, 120th Field Artillery, salute during a headstone dedication ceremony for Staff Sgt. Walter A. Schaller Sept. 10, 2020, at Holy Cross Cemetery in Milwaukee. Schaller joined the Wisconsin Army National Guard's 32nd Division on April 29, 1941, and was killed in New Guinea on Feb. 20, 1944. He was buried in an unmarked grave at the cemetery in 1949 until a local historian discovered it through research.

Wisconsin Guard to surpass half-million COVID-19 tests
September 21, 2020
Citizen-Soldiers and Citizen-Airmen from the Wisconsin National Guard collect specimens for COVID-19 testing Sept. 1, 2020, at the Waukesha County Expo Center in Waukesha, Wis. The Wisconsin National Guard has multiple COVID-19 specimen collection teams operating throughout the state.

28th ECAB hurdles challenges, completes training
September 17, 2020
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Brad Whitt, crew chief with Bravo Company, 2-104th General Support Aviation Battalion, 28th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade, sits on a ramp and looks at the sunset out the back of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter as it flies over the 28th ECAB's mobilization station at Fort Hood, Texas.

Wisconsin National Guard helps battle California wildfires
September 14, 2020
Two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters from the Wisconsin Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 147th Aviation, departed for California to battle wildfires Sept. 11, 2020, from Army Aviation Support Facility 2 in Madison, Wis. Two aircraft and approximately 15 Soldiers deployed to California in response to an Emergency Management Assistance Compact request for assistance from California.