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As the mass shooting was unfolding in San Bernadino, California, local and federal law enforcement officials joined Gov. Scott Walker and Maj. Gen. Don Dunbar, Wisconsin adjutant general and Wisconsin Homeland Security advisor, in urging citizens to report unusual activity in their communities.
VOLK FIELD, Wis. - In the shadow of the training fields where Wisconsin National Guard Soldiers - ancestors of the 32nd Infantry Division - encamped and trained, members of the Ho-Chunk Nation gathered to continue a decades-old ceremony honoring their veterans.
The Wisconsin Army National Guard’s 724th Engineer Battalion made a big impact in two Wisconsin communities in 2015, and as the Soldiers in the unit complete more work, it will leave an even greater lasting legacy in the years to come.
Now into its second decade, the Tribute to Our Troops Tree at the Executive Residence in Maple Bluff, Wisconsin, continues to remind holiday visitors of the men and women in uniform who cannot be home for Christmas.
GREEN BAY, Wis. — Approximately 80 Soldiers and Airmen from the Wisconsin National Guard and dozens of other service members and veterans received a warm ovation from the Lambeau Field faithful as they unfurled a field-sized version of the American flag before the Nov. 15 Green Bay Packers game against the Detroit Lions.
PORTAGE, Wis. — The Wisconsin Employment Resource Connection and Job Connection Education Program (WERC/JCEP) celebrated passing the 1,000th client successfully placed in gainful employment during a brief ceremony last week.
A retired Wisconsin Army National Guardsman received a long-awaited Purple Heart at a Nov. 7 ceremony in Portage, Wisconsin.Maj. Gen. Don Dunbar, Wisconsin’s adjutant general, awarded the medal to Sgt. James Wright, during the ceremony at the Portage National Guard Armory for injuries sustained in combat.
The 2016 National Defense Authorization Act passed by Congress and expected to be approved by the president this week will require the Wisconsin Army National Guard to inactivate three units and result in the loss of 36 full-time positions over the next year and 274 traditional Guard positions statewide over two years.
A cyber attack on the energy sector could be devastating and would be felt at homes, schools, businesses and government as our reliance on technology continues to grow. That’s why the time is now for the private sector and government to come together to prepare and respond to these threats.
“This is a day of celebration.”Those were among the first words Maj. Gen. William Haan, commander of the 32nd Division, wrote to his wife Margaret the evening of Nov. 11, 1918, hours after the armistice ending “the war to end all wars” took effect.