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Oct. 21, 2021

Wisconsin Guard, Papua New Guinea strengthen partnership

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin National Guard's new partnership with Papua New Guinea as part of the State Partnership Program has continued to blossom, despite a global pandemic and long travel distances. The partners have made significant progress in recent months, with a Wisconsin National Guard delegation conducting its first visit to Papua New

June 17, 2021

Wisconsin Guard, Papua New Guinea hold virtual workshop

MADISON, Wis. – Though 8,327 miles separate Madison, Wisconsin, and Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, the Wisconsin National Guard and the Papua New Guinea Defense Force moved closer toward building an enduring partnership last month. “This is a historic moment between the PNG Defense Force and the Wisconsin State Partnership Program,” said Maj. Gen.

May 17, 2021

WING lays foundation for partnership with Papua New Guinea

MADISON, Wis. – One Wisconsin Army National Guard officer has spent the better part of the last year laying the foundation for the Wisconsin National Guard’s new state partnership with Papua New Guinea.Capt. Chris Meza, who previously served as the commander of Battery B, 1st Battalion, 120th Field Artillery, mobilized on a special assignment to

March 29, 2021

Wisconsin Guard enhances partnership with Papua New Guinea

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin National Guard was selected last year to begin a State Partnership Program with Papua New Guinea, but the COVID-19 pandemic has limited in-person interaction between the two new partners. That hasn’t stopped them from finding ways to collaborate and exchange ideas. Members of the Wisconsin National Guard met virtually

Dec. 30, 2020

Wisconsin Guard answered the call in 2020

MADISON, Wis. – This was the "Year of the Guard" across the nation, as Citizen-Soldiers and -Airmen answered the call in an unprecedented way – from traditional overseas deployments to civil disturbances, pandemic response, and election support. Nowhere in America was the "Year of the Guard" more prevalent than in the Badger State, where the state

Oct. 2, 2020

Wisconsin Guard 'Badgers' help fight California fires

FRESNO, Calif. – It took almost four days for two flight teams from the Wisconsin Army National Guard's 1st Battalion (Assault), 147th Aviation Regiment, 64th Troop Command, to fly their UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters more than 1,700 miles to California to help fight wildfires. Since that early-September trek, they haven't really stopped flying,

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