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SPARTA, Wis. — Gov. Tony Evers, Maj. Gen. Paul Knapp, Wisconsin’s adjutant general, and senior Wisconsin Army National Guard leaders […]
Two Wisconsin Army National Guard Soldiers competed in this year’s Best Sapper Competition — a 50-hour gauntlet for combat engineers — at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.
After a quarter century in uniform, one deployment, too many death notifications and dozens of Strong Bonds relationship events, Col. Doug Hedman — the Wisconsin National Guard’s state chaplain — is calling it a career.After a quarter century in uniform, one deployment, too many death notifications and dozens of Strong Bonds relationship events, Col. Doug Hedman — the Wisconsin National Guard’s state chaplain — is calling it a career.
MADISON, Wis. — Maj. Durwood “Hawk” Jones was remembered as a kind, humble, loving, courageous and intelligent man during a memorial service April 17 at the Wisconsin Air National Guard’s 115th Fighter Wing. Gen. Daniel Hokanson, National Guard Bureau director, joined senior Wisconsin National Guard leaders, Wisconsin Air National Guard members and family and friends at the memorial, which concluded with a “missing man formation” flyover by pilots from the 115th Fighter Wing and the Oregon Air National Guard’s 123rd Fighter Squadron.
A military overseas deployment normally means separation from family members. But a handful of Soldiers in the Wisconsin Army National Guard’s 829th Engineer Company experienced an exception to the rule during that unit’s 2019-20 deployment to several Middle East nations — deploying with a sibling.
Three Wisconsin employers are among 140 semifinalists nationwide for the 2021 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. More commonly referred to as the Freedom Award, it is the Defense Department’s highest recognition of employers who provide outstanding support for National Guard and Reserve members.
For the past year, the Wisconsin National Guard has found new ways to apply its assets and capabilities to support Wisconsin’s response effort to the COVID-19 pandemic. Along the way, Guard members found new challenges to overcome.
Gov. Tony Evers declared a public health emergency in Wisconsin one year ago today (March 12), a day after the World Health Organization declared that COVID-19 had become a pandemic.
Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of articles commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Gulf War and the Wisconsin National Guard’s service in it. The first article published Jan. 14, 2020 and is available at: http://dma.wi.gov/DMA/news/2021news/21010
The officer in charge of approximately 35 Wisconsin Army National Guard Soldiers currently performing medevac missions across the Middle East in support of Operations Inherent Resolve and Spartan Shield reports that the deployment is going well.