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Wisconsin National Guard - 2015 YEAR END REVIEW GRAPHIC TIMELINE
Gov. Scott Walker directed the Wisconsin National Guard and Wisconsin Emergency Management to once again provide assistance for a special holiday traveler Wednesday night, as he makes his annual rounds through the Badger State."This is a mission we look forward to every year," Walker said. "By tasking the Wisconsin National Guard and Wisconsin Emergency Management with providing food and water for the reindeer, along with hot cocoa and weather updates for Santa Claus, we are doing our part to help the jolly old elf deliver presents to all the good boys and girls in Wisconsin."
GREEN BAY, Wis. - Lambeau Field, home of the fabled Green Bay Packers, has many stories to tell of overcoming adversity and achieving greatness.Approximately 100 Wisconsin Challenge Academy cadets heard individual stories of overcoming personal adversities from Green Bay Packers players and staff during a Dec. 15 visit. Challenge Academy is a program for teens at risk of not graduating high school, and uses a quasi-military setting to instill core values that help cadets make better life choices. The Green Bay Packers have provided positive motivation to Challenge Academy cadets either at Lambeau Field or at the academy campus at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, for the past several years.
MAUSTON, Wis. - One hundred teens once at risk of not graduating high school stood ready to take back control of their lives following the completion of a 22-week residential program at the Wisconsin National Guard Challenge Academy."Cadets of Class 35, today is your day," said Kevin Greenwood, Wisconsin Challenge Academy director.
Governor Scott Walker, the commander-in-chief of the Wisconsin National Guard, and Maj. Gen. Don Dunbar, Wisconsin’s adjutant general, offer a holiday message to Wisconsin’s service members and veterans.
Soldiers and families from the Wisconsin Army National Guard’s 2nd Battalion, 135th Aviation Regiment got an early present this year as almost all of the Soldiers of the unit made it home just in time for the holidays.
One hundred cadets from 39 counties will graduate from the Wisconsin National Guard Challenge Academy in a noon ceremony Saturday (Dec. 19) at Mauston High School in Mauston, Wisconsin.The Challenge Academy re-shapes the lives of at-risk 16-to-18-year-olds. It uses a structured, military-style environment and state-certified teachers and counselors to build cadets’ academic abilities, character, self-confidence, and personal discipline.
This week, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released an update to the national terrorism alert system that will include bulletins to notify the public about any concerns or additional security measures. This is the first change to the National Terrorism Advisory (NTAS) since 2011 when the original color-coded system was replaced.
The Wisconsin Army National Guard will partner with the Illinois Army National Guard to stand up a new cyber protection team, Gov. Scott Walker announced Dec. 11.
2015 was a busy year for the Wisconsin Army National Guard, and the men and women of the Guard once again answered the call to provide a ready and effective force both here at home and abroad.