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The Red Arrow fought to the very end in World War II
September 9, 2020
Defiant to the very end and refusing to capitulate until Japan formally surrendered in Tokyo, Gen. Tomoyuki Yamashita, commander of all Japanese forces in the Philippines, is shown Sept. 2, 1945, as he surrenders the battered remnants of his once-formidable forces to the 32nd “Red Arrow” Division at Kiangan in northern Luzon, Philippine Islands. From left to right: Col. Ernest Barlow, 32nd Division chief of staff; Gen. Tomoyuki Yamashita; Lt. Col. Alex Robinet, 128th Infantry Regiment executive officer; and two members of Yamashita’s staff. Yamashita signed surrender documents the following day.

Northern Lightning exercise concludes at Volk Field
August 25, 2020
An F-16 Fighting Falcon from the Wisconsin National Guard’s 115th Fighter Wing lands at Volk Field, Wisconsin, during the two-week Northern Lightning training exercise, which ended Aug. 21, 2020.

Wisconsin-Nicaragua SPP helps Nicaraguans despite tensions
August 20, 2020
Community-based learning centers in Nicaragua use sewing machines provided via a shipment of humanitarian cargo from Wisconsin/Nicaragua Partners of the Americas Inc., with help from the Wisconsin National Guard as part of the National Guard’s State Partnership Program.

Wisconsin National Guard supports election across state
August 12, 2020
Staff Sgt. Zach Zenk, an avionics technician with the 115th Fighter Wing, and Sgt. 1st Class Lauren Tredinnick, with the 132nd Army Band, process absentee ballots at the Mount Horeb Public Library during the Aug. 11 election in Mount Horeb, Wis. Nearly 700 Citizen-Soldiers and -Airmen from the Wisconsin National Guard mobilized to serve as poll workers across 40 Wisconsin counties.

Annual Northern Lightning exercise returns to Volk Field
August 10, 2020
A variety of the world’s most advanced aircraft have assembled at Volk Field Combat Readiness Training Center in Wisconsin for the joint accredited exercise Northern Lightning 2 exercise Aug. 10-21.

Wisconsin National Guard to support Aug. 11 election
August 6, 2020
Wisconsin National Guard Sgt. Monica Miggins, with the 1158th Transportation Company out of Beloit, Wis., sanitizes a voter's hands before he enters a polling place in Fitchburg, Wis., April 7, 2020. Guard members will once again serve as poll workers during the state's Aug. 11 primary election.

Remaining motivated is key for Wisconsin Guard in pandemic
August 4, 2020
The coin that all Wisconsin National Guard Soldiers and Airmen mobilized for the COVID-19 pandemic response will receive for their service. At its peak, the Wisconsin National Guard mobilized more than 1,400 troops to support Wisconsin’s response.

Wisconsin Guard surpasses 250,000 COVID-19 tests collected
July 20, 2020
Citizen-Soldiers and Citizen-Airmen from the Wisconsin National Guard collect specimens for COVID-19 testing July 13, 2020, at a community-based test site at the Eleva-Strum High School in Strum, Wis. The Wisconsin National Guard has collected more than 256,000 specimens statewide.

Wisconsin Guard, Papua New Guinea begin state partnership
July 20, 2020
Soldiers with the 2nd Battalion, 127th Infantry, 32nd Division, deplane at the Dubadura Airstrip south of Buna, New Guinea, Dec. 15, 1942.

Wisconsin Guard's 132nd Army Band serves communities, troops
July 16, 2020
Two members of the 132nd Army Band’s Rock Band play for people working at Joint Force Headquarters during an Independence Day celebration in Madison, Wis., July 7, 2020.

Technology streamlines COVID-19 testing by Wisconsin Guard
July 14, 2020
Wisconsin Army National Guard Cpl. Jonathon Hall uses the Dynamic Testing and Registration Application to collect registration information at the Alliant Energy Center COVID-19 specimen collection site in Madison, Wisconsin, June 8, 2020. The DTRA digital registration platform has significantly increased the accuracy and efficiency of COVID-19 testing.

Pandemic another challenge for at-risk teens to overcome
July 13, 2020
Team leader Heriberto Ruiz speaks with Wisconsin Challenge Academy cadet Dominick Bennett as fellow cadet Luis Castro works to complete core requirements June 5, 2020, at Fort McCoy, Wis. The cadets had to return home during the residential phase of the program due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wisconsin National Guard team delivers while deployed
July 1, 2020
Members of the Wisconsin National Guard’s 1967th Contingency Contracting Team are serving at Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa, providing contracting support to U.S. forces in the region. Pictured, left to right: Capt. James Hedman, Sgt. 1st Class Curtis Clements, Capt. Gary Brown, Sgt. Brookelyn Nelson and Master Sgt. Zachary Tevis.

Wisconsin Guard's Civil Support Team among nation’s best
June 25, 2020
Lt. Col. Joseph Davison, left, and 1st Sgt. Kenneth Prieur, commander and first sergeant of the Wisconsin National Guard's 54th Civil Support Team, attach the 2020 Maj. Gen. William L. Sibert Award streamer to the unit's guidon during a June 23, 2020, virtual U.S. Army Chemical Corps ceremony. The U.S. Army Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) School annually presents the Sibert Award to the top CBRN units in the active component, Army Reserve, and Army National Guard.

Wisconsin Guard tops 150,000 COVID-19 specimens collected
June 24, 2020
Wisconsin National Guard Soldiers and Airmen collect specimens for COVID-19 testing May 5, 2020, at the Resch Center in Green Bay, Wis. The Guard has collected more than 154,000 specimens across the state.

Double duty: Guard members complete degrees while mobilized
June 11, 2020
Spc. Emma Anderson after graduating from the Defense Information School at Fort Meade, Md., July 12, 2019. Anderson is activated in support of the state’s response to COVID-19 and is a recent graduate of the University of Wisconsin -  Green Bay with a Bachelor’s of Science in Education.

Wisconsin National Guard surpasses 100,000 COVID-19 tests
June 5, 2020
Maj. Gen. Paul Knapp, Wisconsin’s adjutant general, visits Citizen-Soldiers and Citizen-Airmen from the Wisconsin National Guard as they collect specimens for COVID-19 testing June 4, 2020, at the Langlade County Fairgrounds in Antigo, Wis. The Wisconsin National Guard has 25 COVID-19 testing teams operating throughout the state.

Wisconsin National Guard conducting mobile testing statewide
June 2, 2020
Citizen-Soldiers and -Airmen from the Wisconsin National Guard collect specimens for COVID-19 testing May 18, 2020, at Menominee Department of Transit Services in Keshena.

National Guard members share test results in many languages
May 29, 2020
Wisconsin National Guard Spc. Erick Carranza informs people of COVID-19 test results in English or Spanish from a call center in Madison in May 2020. Thirty Guard Airmen and Soldiers are staffing the call center, with 16 of them bilingual in Spanish, Hmong, Portuguese, French, Mandarin Chinese, or German.

Wisconsin Guard conducting mobile testing around state
May 21, 2020
The Wisconsin National Guard has collected more than 58,000 COVID-19 test specimens at sites across Wisconsin like this one.