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Col. Todd Nehls of the Wisconsin Army National Guard had just completed a year-long tour of duty for the National Guard Bureau, to be the Wisconsin National Guard’s subject matter expert on terrorism, shortly before the Sept. 11 terror attacks.
By this date in 1990, nearly 220 Wisconsin Army National Guard members had deployed to Saudi Arabia in support of Operation Desert Shield, while as many as 70 Airmen from the Wisconsin Air National Guard’s 128th Air Refueling Wing had been refueling aircraft at home and overseas on a volunteer, rotational basis since early August.
Fifteen years after one of the worst natural disasters to befall the United States, the tremendous National Guard response effort following Hurricane Katrina in 2005 still speaks to the Guard’s enduring value and capabilities.
MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Tony Evers today authorized the Wisconsin National Guard to support local law enforcement in Dane County in response to civil unrest in Madison last night. The governor announced this morning he was prepared to activate the Wisconsin National Guard to protect state buildings and infrastructure.
MADISON, Wis. — A Nov. 13-14 exercise led by Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) tested the state’s capability to respond to the effects of a long-term mass power outage.
OSHKOSH, Wis. — A joint force of Soldiers and Airmen from the Wisconsin Army and Air National Guard played a key role in securing military assets on display at the world’s largest air show.
Three Wisconsin National Guard members, past and present, were honored by the National Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS), and Wisconsin’s adjutant general was elected chairman of the NGAUS board of directors, during the association’s 140th conference and exhibit last month in New Orleans.
OSHKOSH, Wis. — More than 30 citizen Soldiers and Airmen with the Wisconsin National Guard participated in EAA AirVenture here July 23-29, to help protect and maintain Department of Defense assets that were on display at the air show.
MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. — A Wisconsin National Guard Soldier who saved a choking toddler last December was formally recognized for her actions by the American Red Cross of Southeast Wisconsin at the organization’s Brave Hearts event.
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.