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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.

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.