The Wisconsin National Guard entered into a new partnership with Papua New Guinea as part of the State Partnership Program in 2020, and despite a global pandemic and long travel distances, the relationship has only continued to blossom.
Wisconsin Army National Guard 2nd Lt. Michelle Tadych had a very important mission to conduct when she was assigned to Nicaragua for three months this summer through the National Guard’s State Partnership Program.
Three Wisconsin employers — the Village of Pewaukee Police Department, Associated Bank and INNIO Waukesha Gas Engine — have received the 2021 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the nation’s top honor for employers that support National Guard and reserve component employees.
Though 8,327 miles separate Madison, Wisconsin from Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, the Wisconsin National Guard and the Papua New Guinea Defense Force moved closer toward building an enduring partnership last month.
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