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GREEN BAY, Wis. — Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch and senior Wisconsin National Guard leaders joined families and friends in a packed Lambeau Field Atrium in Green Bay, Wisconsin Thursday (Nov. 29) for a formal sendoff ceremony for the 2nd Battalion, 127th Infantry Regiment.
Nearly 400 Wisconsin Army National Guard Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 127th Infantry will deploy to Afghanistan this winter in support of the NATO-led Resolute Support mission.
If you are a Soldier in the Wisconsin Army National Guard’s 2nd Battalion, 127th Infantry, you probably know Sgt. 1st Class William Kocken as the full-time readiness noncommissioned officer for Company A. If you are a veteran in the Green Bay, Wisconsin area, you may know Kocken as the current president of the veterans charity group 4th HOOAH (Helping Out Our American Heroes).
The approximately 650 Wisconsin National Guard troops that answered the call to assist Florida in the wake of Hurricane Irma are returning to Wisconsin.
America's Dairyland flew some of their best Soldiers down to the Sunshine State to accompany their fellow infantrymen, as they work to assist the citizens of Florida, amidst the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. Thanks to the efforts of the Wisconsin Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 127th Infantry Regiment, 32nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, the state of Florida and the Florida National Guard bestowed the Florida State Active Duty ribbon to the Soldiers of the badger state at Homestead Air Reserve Base Sept. 16.
PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. - Soldiers from the Wisconsin Army National Guard's Company A, 2nd Battalion, 127th Infantry, 32nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team helped distribute basic resources and conduct health and welfare checks to citizens of Century Village in Pembroke Pines, Florida, Sept. 14 following the destruction caused by Hurricane Irma.
MADISON, Wis. — One day before the nation observed the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, senior Wisconsin National Guard leaders joined fellow Guard members, family members and friends in remembering Sgt. Ryan Jopek, who was killed in action near Tikrit, Iraq on Aug. 2, 2006.
A training noncommissioned officer with Company A, 2nd Battalion, 127th Infantry, received the Thomas E. Wortham IV Award for outstanding service to the Wisconsin National Guard and the community during a ceremony last month at Volk Field, Wisconsin.
WAUPUN, WIS. — The Wisconsin Army National Guard memorialized two fallen Soldiers during a command remembrance ceremony Sunday that named the Waupun National Guard Armory drill hall in their honor.Sgt. Andrew Wallace and Spc. Michael Wendling of Company C, 2nd Battalion, 127th Infantry were killed Sep. 26, 2005 when an improvised explosive device detonated near their humvee during a convoy operation near Shaibah, Iraq.
When the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater football team took the field clad in white and purple for their season-opening tilt against Belhaven University Saturday, they did so with a group of players that wear a different uniform when they aren’t on the field.Whitewater routed Belhaven 62-6 as they opened their defense of the 2014 Division III national championship. The Warhawks are well-established as a perennial national powerhouse in the Division III ranks – having won back-to-back national titles the last two seasons and six since 2007. But three of their players don green uniforms for the Wisconsin Army National Guard as well.