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OAK CREEK, Wis. — It began in 1880 as the Wisconsin National Guard’s Light Horse Squadron, and later became the First Wisconsin Cavalry. Much of its rich history was spent as a field artillery unit, including stints as anti-aircraft artillery and Wisconsin’s Nike missile base defense. It served in the Mexican Border Crisis, two world wars and was federalized for the Berlin Crisis in 1961. In 2008 it reorganized as the 257th Brigade Support Battalion (BSB), part of the 157th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade.
Watching her husband and other Soldiers in the 1st Battalion, 128th Infantry of the Wisconsin Army National Guard’s 32nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team work through their deployment experiences in 2004, Jennifer Kuhnert realized that faith and spirituality can play a valuable role in that transition. That was when she first recognized the call to be a chaplain.
OAK CREEK, Wis. — The 257th Brigade Support Battalion will inactivate and case its colors this August as part of an Army-wide force structure change to the composition of maneuver enhancement brigades.
FORT MCCOY, Wis. — Before sunrise tomorrow morning, 14 Wisconsin Army National Guard Soldiers will take part in the opening events of a grueling three-day gauntlet that is the Best Warrior Competition. The demanding competition will measure each Soldier’s physical fitness and stamina, marksmanship, land navigation, Soldier skills, military bearing and composure.
CHICAGO — A Wisconsin National Guard Soldier traveling on military orders performed the Heimlich maneuver on a toddler, saving the girl’s life Dec. 7 at O’Hare International Airport.
The approximately 650 Wisconsin National Guard troops that answered the call to assist Florida in the wake of Hurricane Irma are returning to Wisconsin.
A team of Wisconsin National Guard Soldiers is helping fuel critical life functions for Florida residents in the wake of Hurricane Irma.