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July 26, 2023

South Dakota’s 153rd Engineer Battalion Trains at Fort McCoy

FORT MCCOY, Wis. - The 153rd Engineer Battalion with the South Dakota Army National Guard and its corresponding units convoyed with 90 vehicles and equipment to Fort McCoy July 8-19 for annual training. “I brought units from Huron and Madison, S.D. — three different companies — here to Fort McCoy this summer to train for annual training,” said Lt.

July 21, 2023

Wisconsin Guard Trains with Hospital on Patient Transport

GREEN BAY, Wis. — For the past few months, Wisconsin Army National Guard aviation Soldiers have partnered with Aurora BayCare Medical Center to conduct training to provide a higher level of care for critically ill patients being transported by UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters. “This helps train nurses for future partnerships if we ever needed to

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

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