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The Wisconsin Army National Guard takes environmental stewardship seriously - so seriously that the state Department of Natural Resources recently accepted the organization into its Green Tier program, which holds participants to a higher standard of environmental compliance.According to Capt. Nathan Olson, environmental branch chief for the Wisconsin Army National Guard, the DNR approached the Guard about joining the program.
The first two waves of returning Soldiers from the West Bend, Wisconsin-based 2nd Battalion, 135th Aviation are now back safely in the United States after a seven-month mobilization to Kuwait.More than half of the unit returned to Fort Hood, Texas, Dec. 12-14, with the remainder to return at a later date yet to be determined.
Two Airmen in the Wisconsin Air National Guard have earned top honors in the National Guard Bureau Media Contest.Tech. Sgt. Jon LaDue of the Madison, Wis.-based 115th Fighter Wing, took first place in the Television News Report category for a broadcast story he produced during a 2013 deployment about a joint health program between the United States and Uganda.
The Plymouth, Wis.- based Battery B, 1st Battalion, 121st Field Artillery of the Wisconsin Army National Guard - also known as the Bravo Barracudas - received the 2013 Hamilton Alexander Award during a Wednesday night ceremony at the National Guard Professional Education Center in North Little Rock, Ark.The Alexander Hamilton Award recognizes the year's outstanding National Guard field artillery battery for superb mission accomplishment and overall unit excellence.
Maj. Gen. Don Dunbar, Wisconsin adjutant general, has been named chairman of the National Governors Association Homeland Security Advisory Council (GHSAC)."It's a privilege to serve as Gov. Walker's Homeland Security Advisor, which complements my responsibilities commanding the Wisconsin National Guard and leading Wisconsin Emergency Management," Dunbar said. "The GHSAC is a diverse group of professionals who represent the nation's governors in the Homeland Security enterprise. I am honored to serve as the chair and to work these difficult issues alongside my colleagues in collaboration with federal and local agencies and the private sector."
A 15-Soldier engineer unit from the Wisconsin Army National Guard will lay the groundwork for troops on the last leg of their journeys to Afghanistan and other locations around the world.The team from the Chippewa Falls, Wis.-based 924th Engineer Facilities Detachment left for Romania this week to begin site work for a new forward operating site from which planes carrying troops bound for Afghanistan will make their final stop before arriving at their destination.
Thomas Wortham IV, a first lieutenant with the Wisconsin Army National Guard's Troop A, 105th Cavalry as well as a member of the Chicago Police Department, was honored for his dedication to duty, selfless service and heroism in a halftime ceremony at Soldier Field during the Monday night game between the Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers.
Two Wisconsin Army National Guard officers are making history as they blaze a new trail into the state’s field artillery branch.
Soldiers and elected officials met with Wisconsin National Guard leaders at two National Guard armories Saturday (Dec. 5) to discuss the impacts of pending force reductions.
Approximately 65 Wisconsin Army National Guard Soldiers serving with Detachment 1, 101st Airborne Division, will mobilize in support of an upcoming deployment to Iraq and Kuwait.The Wisconsin Soldiers assigned to the 101st are part of a first-ever Army initiative to integrate Soldiers from the National Guard and reserves into a multi-component unit alongside their active duty brethren.