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Sept. 25, 2023

Wisconsin Guard Conducts Black Hawk Training Operations

FORT MCCOY, Wis. - Aircrews with the Wisconsin National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 147th Aviation Regiment, operated UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters Sept. 14 for a training operation at Fort McCoy. Unit members regularly train at Fort McCoy and support training events at the installation each year. According to the Army fact sheet for the Black Hawk, its

Sept. 5, 2023

Wisconsin Guard-Papua New Guinea Strengthen Partnership

MADISON, Wis. - Capt. Michael Cuevas, commander of the Wisconsin Army National Guard’s Troop C, 1st Squadron, 105th Cavalry Regiment, reflected on the historic nature of his unit’s participation in Tamiok Strike 2023 — a two-week joint military exercise in Papua New Guinea. “Tamiok Strike was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the Troopers of the

Aug. 31, 2023

Wisconsin ’Red Arrow’ Soldiers Complete XCTC

FORT MCCOY, Wis. - The Wisconsin Army National Guard’s 32nd “Red Arrow” Infantry Brigade Combat Team completed eXportable Combat Training Center training to prepare for the more challenging four-week exercise next summer at the Joint Readiness Training Center. XCTC is the Army National Guard’s program of record that enables brigade combat teams to

Aug. 10, 2023

Wisconsin Air Guard Unit Masters New Air Control Tactics

MADISON, Wis. - More than 120 members of the Wisconsin Air National Guard’s 128th Air Control Squadron recently spent two weeks at the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center in lower Michigan, learning how to integrate a more lightweight, scalable and mobile air traffic control management system in the field.Historically, units such as the 128th

Aug. 8, 2023

Wisconsin Guard Members Seek to Elevate Women in Aviation

OSHKOSH, Wis. - Four Wisconsin Army National Guard female Soldiers in the aviation field spoke about their experiences during a Women in Aviation panel July 26 at the Experimental Aircraft Association AirVenture.The EAA was celebrating 30 years of women in combat aviation, marked by 1st Lt. Jeannie Leavitt — still serving today as a major general —

Aug. 1, 2023

Wisconsin Guard Unit Returns Home From Africa Deployment

MADISON, Wis. - More than 250 Soldiers from the Wisconsin Army National Guard’s 157th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade returned to Wisconsin after a nine-month deployment to Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti to support Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa. A large gathering of family and friends — many fighting back tears while holding signs, pictures of

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