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July 20, 2023

Future Vision: Panel Discusses Way Ahead for DOD National Guard State Partnership Program

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. – As the Department of Defense and National Guard State Partnership Program celebrated its 30th anniversary, U.S. and international senior leaders and officials from 93 of the SPP’s 100 partner nations attended a panel discussion highlighting aspirational goals for the program and a vision for the way ahead. Panel members

July 11, 2023

Wisconsin Guardsman Honored for Aiding Derailment Victims

MADISON, Wis. - A Wisconsin Army National Guard officer who helped victims of a train derailment in Joplin, Montana, in 2021 received the Soldier’s Medal in a July 9 ceremony at Spooner, Wisconsin.The Soldier’s Medal, established in 1926, is awarded to any person of the U.S. armed forces or of a friendly foreign nation who, while serving in any

June 12, 2023

128th Air Refueling Wing Supports Air Defender 2023 Exercise

NAVAL AIR STATION KEFLAVIK, Iceland – The 128th Air Refueling Wing helped facilitate an air bridge leading to exercise Air Defender 2023, the German-led, live-fly NATO exercise with 235 aircraft from 25 nations and over 10,000 personnel throughout Europe June 12-23. The 128 ARW KC-135 tankers acted as a flying gas station, using a boom system to

June 9, 2023

Wisconsin Guard, Papua New Guinea Strengthen State Partnership

MADISON, Wis. - Five members of the Papua New Guinea Defence Force visited the Wisconsin National Guard in early June as part of the Defense Department’s State Partnership Program, administered by the National Guard Bureau.The visit, according to Maj. Jessica Kelly, the Wisconsin National Guard’s State Partnership Program coordinator, was

June 6, 2023

Wisconsin Army Guard Soldiers Reflect on Africa Deployment

CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti - The Wisconsin Army National Guard’s 157th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade (MEB) headquarters is approximately eight months into its deployment running the headquarters staff for the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa and will soon transition responsibilities to its replacement unit.CJTF-HOA is the U.S. Africa Command

May 23, 2023

Wisconsin Army Guard Medic Earns Expert Field Medical Badge

FORT MCCOY, Wis. - A Wisconsin Army National Guard combat medic has a coveted badge and some bragging rights after two intense weeks.Sgt. 1st Class Talon Dumke of Sun Prairie, a member of the Wisconsin National Guard’s 54th Civil Support Team, earned the Expert Field Medical Badge (EFMB) after completing the third Army Reserve Medical

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