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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.

National Guard expanding COVID-19 testing across Wisconsin
May 18, 2020
Citizen-Soldiers and Citizen-Airmen from the Wisconsin National Guard collect specimens for COVID-19 testing May 13, 2020, at Burlington High School in Burlington, Wisconsin. The Wisconsin National Guard has 25 specimen collection teams operating throughout the state.

Wisconsin National Guard supports voters in special election
May 13, 2020
Spc. Lincoln Meverden and Pfc. Napatsawan Sanguanboon, both of the 132nd Brigade Support Battalion, process ballots May 12 in Maine, Wisconsin. Approximately 160 Wisconsin National Guard Citizen-Soldiers mobilized to state active duty as poll workers supporting the 7th Congressional District special election in northern Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Guard conducting mobile testing around state
May 12, 2020
Wisconsin National Guard Soldiers and Airmen work at a mobile testing site at the Resch Center in Green Bay May 5, 2020. Twenty-five Wisconsin National Guard specimen collection teams are supporting communities across Wisconsin to increase the state's COVID-19 testing capacity.

Wisconsin aviator’s training innovation gaining attention
May 8, 2020
1st Lt. Nick Sinopoli, a pilot with the Wisconsin Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 147th Aviation Regiment, wearing a visor he created that can shift from clear to obscured to help pilots learn to transition from visual to instrumental flying when visibility outside the aircraft is suddenly limited.

115th Fighter Wing team assists with mortuary operations
May 7, 2020
Master Sgt. Steven Ulrich instructs Wisconsin National Guard Soldiers and Airmen on mortuary affairs support in Whitewater, Wisconsin, April 8, 2020. Approximately 20 members of the Wisconsin National Guard Soldiers were trained to assist civilian mortuaries in response to COVID-19.

Wisconsin National Guard helps expand COVID-19 testing
May 6, 2020
Three Wisconsin National Guard Soldiers and Airmen and one local medical professional help facilitate mobile testing in Buffalo County, Wisconsin, May 1, 2020.

NJ Guard, active-duty troops set up COVID-19 ops center
May 6, 2020
U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Timothy Jardinico works in the New Jersey National Guard’s Joint Operations Center in the Homeland Security Center of Excellence, Lawrenceville, N.J., April 22, 2020. New Jersey Soldiers and Airmen, as well as active duty Air Force and Coast Guard members and civilians from U.S. Northern Command are working together in the center to support the state’s response efforts to COVID-19.

Wisconsin Guard conducts mobile testing around state
May 5, 2020
Wisconsin National Guard members prepare to collect a specimen from a member of the community in Alma May 1, 2020. Nearly a dozen Wisconsin National Guard teams are supporting specimen collection missions at mobile COVID-19 testing sites around Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Guard conducting mobile testing around state
April 30, 2020
Wisconsin National Guard Soldiers and Airmen talk with a staff member of the Orchard Manor long-term care facility in Lancaster April 25, 2020, about the importance of safely collecting specimens to test residents and staff  for COVID-19.

Wisconsin National Guard helping at alternate care facility
April 27, 2020
Wisconsin National Guard Soldiers unload equipment at an alternate care facility in Milwaukee April 20, 2020. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers constructed the facility at Wisconsin State Fair Park and state and local officials are coordinating resources to staff and support the facility.

Joint Operations Center coordinates NJ COVID-19 response
April 27, 2020
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Kimberly Kaminski, with the 108th Wing, in the New Jersey National Guard’s Joint Operations Center in the Homeland Security Center of Excellence, Lawrenceville, N.J., April 22, 2020. New Jersey Soldiers and Airmen and active duty military members and civilians from U.S. Northern Command are working together in the center to support the state’s response efforts to COVID-19.