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Chief Warrant Officer 5 Troy Bittner, the Wisconsin Army National Guard’s new command chief warrant officer, hopes to give back in his new role following a 30 year career in aviation encompassed by opportunity and good fortune.
MADISON — Many Wisconsin National Guard members stepped into new roles over the last seven months as the Guard responded to multiple missions ranging from COVID-19 testing, augmenting law enforcement, to supporting local elections. While most members learned how to administer COVID-19 tests or handle ballots, Capt. David Schlador became proficient at cracking eggs and flipping pancakes.
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.
MADISON, Wis. — If a recent exercise is any indication, the Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs could maintain operations for several days without issue in the event of a power grid failure.
STEVENS POINT, Wis. — Wisconsin emergency managers from across the state gathered in Stevens Point last week for the 10th Annual Wisconsin Emergency Management Association (WEMA) Conference to discuss best practices for keeping the citizens of Wisconsin safe.
MADISON, Wis. — The attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 were a watershed moment in our nation’s history that forever changed the nation, its military, and the Wisconsin National Guard.
WAUKESHA, Wis. — The annual Statewide Interoperable Mobile Communications — or SIMCOM — exercise kicked off in Waukesha May 1 with nearly 300 participants and nearly 45 agencies representing all levels of government and amateur radio operators.
The annual Statewide Interoperable Mobile Communications Exercise, or SIMCOM, kicks off in Waukesha County May 1.
The Wisconsin National Guard recently announced the appointment of its new state partnership program director. Just a few weeks later, his wife officially became a U.S. citizen.