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  • Wisconsin National Guard assists with vaccine rollout

    MADISON, Wis. — A small team of Citizen-Soldiers and -Airmen from the Wisconsin National Guard supported the distribution of the state’s first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines.Approximately 20 troops are helping manage vaccine inventory at undisclosed sites across the state.The troops are serving in a support role in coordination with other state
  • Wisconsin National Guard tops 800,000 COVID-19 tests

    MADISON, Wis. – Members of the Wisconsin National Guard have collected more than 800,000 COVID-19 test samples while supporting the Wisconsin Department of Health Service’s efforts to expand testing across the state.Guard teams last week collected a record 55,000 specimens at community-based testing sites and during several institutional-based
  • Northern Lightning exercise concludes at Volk Field

    CAMP DOUGLAS, Wis. – The skies over central Wisconsin will be a little emptier as exercise Northern Lightning hosted by Volk Field wrapped up Aug. 21.The two-week joint-training exercise involved nearly 25 units from all across the country – including Guam – and included Air Force, Army, Navy and Air National Guard assets.“Thanks to the extra
  • Annual Northern Lightning exercise returns to Volk Field

    CAMP DOUGLAS, Wis. — Volk Field Combat Readiness Training Center is hosting approximately 50 aircraft and nearly 1,000 members of the National Guard, Air Force, Army, and Navy as part of the annual Northern Lightning Counterland training exercise.Units from California, Idaho, Minnesota, New York, Vermont, Virginia, and Wisconsin will all
  • Wisconsin Guard surpasses 250,000 COVID-19 tests collected

    MADISON, Wis. – Members of the Wisconsin National Guard have tested 256,000 people across the state for COVID-19 in ongoing operations to increase Wisconsin’s testing capacity.Mobile specimen collection teams from the Wisconsin National Guard are supporting local health departments and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.The teams, which
  • Technology streamlines COVID-19 testing by Wisconsin Guard

    MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin National Guard, working with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), rolled out new technology to streamline COVID-19 testing. The Dynamics Testing and Registration Application (DTRA), also known as COVID Connect, enables people to register online before being tested for the coronavirus. Maj. Russel Simonis,
  • Wisconsin Guard tops 150,000 COVID-19 specimens collected

    Wisconsin National Guard teams have collected more than 150,000 COVID-19 test specimens across the state in support of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.The milestone was reached June 23 when more than 5,200 specimens were collected, bringing the total to 154,012 specimens statewide.The teams, which are tailored to meet the needs of
  • Wisconsin Guard conducting mobile testing around state

    MADISON, Wis. – More than 600 Citizen-Soldiers and -Airmen with the Wisconsin National Guard have tested 58,093 people for COVID-19 in a continuing statewide mission.The Guard’s 25 specimen collection teams are supporting local health departments and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services to increase the state’s COVID-19 testing capacity.The
  • National Guard expanding COVID-19 testing across Wisconsin

    MADISON, Wis. – Twenty-five specimen collection teams from the Wisconsin National Guard continue to help increase the state’s COVID-19 testing capacity. Four teams collected specimens Sunday and 19 were collecting them May 18.The 600 Citizen-Soldiers and -Airmen on the teams established mobile testing sites at correctional facilities and health
  • Wisconsin Guard conducting mobile testing around state

    MADISON, Wis. – Twenty-five specimen collection teams from the Wisconsin National Guard are helping local and state health officials increase the state's COVID-19 testing capacity.More than 600 Soldiers and Airmen established mobile testing sites at correctional facilities and health clinics, private businesses and community-based testing sites.As
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