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The Wisconsin National Guard gained 12 officers and six warrant officers during an Oct. 16 ceremony at the 426th Regiment (Regional Training Institute), which houses the Wisconsin Military Academy.
Soldiers and Airmen of the Wisconsin Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear Enhanced Response Force Package (CERF-P) conducted a collective training exercise for their bi-annual external evaluation at Volk Field Aug. 16-18.
MILWAUKEE — Twenty-five Wisconsin National Guard troops are supporting a Milwaukee County isolation facility for Milwaukee’s homeless population as part of the state’s ongoing COVID-19 response efforts.
MADISON, Wis. – In the course of two weeks, approximately 350 Wisconsin National Guard Soldiers and Airmen have been activated to be prepared for missions in support of the state's response to COVID-19. As fear of the unprecedented state of the country has grown, rumors and speculation on the Guard’s role caused waves of uncertainty to ripple across Wisconsin in reflection of this new mobilization. However, the dual mission of the Wisconsin National Guard includes focusing on the safety of the nation as well as the safety of individuals who Soldiers and Airmen call colleagues, neighbors, and friends.
VOLK FIELD, Wis. — The best response to a worst-case scenario — such as a nuclear explosion in the Twin Cities — is a well-trained, validated team of disaster response specialists. And Wisconsin’s specially trained force for a chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear (CBRN) incident successfully validated its readiness during a June 25-27 exercise at Volk Field.
FORT McCOY, Wis. - Six years after being wounded by a roadside bomb in Iraq, Wisconsin Army National Guard Soldier Spc. Brandon L. Pszanka was awarded the Purple Heart Medal during an Oct. 16 ceremony.
Eight Wisconsin Army National Guard Soldiers took part in the second annual Sapper Stakes competition, a demanding competition that tested the limits of their teamwork and combat engineer skills, Aug. 30-Sept. 1 at Fort Chaffee, Ark.Staff Sgt. Josh Steffens, Sgt. Levi Parker, Spc. Aaron Galindo, Spc. Craig Kiesgow, Spc. Josh Mezyk, Spc. Alex Scray, Spc. Cody Hartmann and Pfc. Zach Tesch of the Medford, Wisconsin-based 273rd Sapper Engineer Company were among nearly 100 National Guard and Army Reserve combat engineers to compete in the series of combat-related events in hot, humid weather.
Soldiers from the 273rd Engineer Company and Airmen from the 115th Fighter Wing teamed up for a weekend of training at the Regional Emergency All-Climate Training Center (REACT), at Volk Field, Wisconsin, on March 7.The REACT Center is a training complex that encompasses a wide variety of training options for units that specialize in technical rescue operations.Both units make up the Wisconsin National Guard's CERFP — or CBRNE (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high explosive) Enhanced Response Force Package. CERFPs are able to locate and extract victims from a contaminated environment and are ready to deploy within six hours of notification.