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  • Papua New Guinea military leaders visit Wisconsin Guard

    MADISON, Wis. – Despite the many disruptions and plans canceled because of COVID-19, in-person exchanges between the Wisconsin National Guard and the Papua New Guinea Defense Force remain on track as the partnership between the two entities continues to grow.Three military leaders from the Papua New

  • Minnesota National Guard fills gap amid COVID-19 surge

    COTTAGE GROVE, Minn. – The Minnesota National Guard is supporting new COVID-19 community testing sites in Cottage Grove, Anoka and North Branch.The Minnesota National Guard now has approximately 200 service members assisting with COVID-19 testing at nine community sites across the state. Since

  • Wisconsin Guard aids hospitals, nursing homes with COVID

    MADISON, Wisconsin – Wisconsin National Guard members will train as certified nursing assistants to support hospitals and nursing homes facing a surge in COVID-19 cases, Gov. Tony Evers announced Jan. 13.To free up capacity at hospitals, staffing relief will allow skilled nursing facilities to open

  • Wisconsin National Guard supports COVID testing, vaccination

    MADISON, Wis. – More than 20 months into the COVID-19 pandemic, the Wisconsin National Guard continues to fulfill a variety of roles for the state.Approximately 500 Citizen-Soldiers and -Airmen are assisting communities with COVID-19 testing and vaccinations and helping manage the state’s vaccine

  • Wisconsin National Guard supports Operation Allies Welcome

    VOLK FIELD, Wis. – Wisconsin National Guard troops continue to welcome Afghan evacuees and Special Immigrant Visa holders arriving in the United States. Airfield managers, refuelers, and security forces personnel from the Wisconsin National Guard's Volk Field Combat Readiness Training Center have

  • Wisconsin National Guard conducts CERF-P training exercise

    VOLK FIELD, Wis. – Soldiers and Airmen of the Wisconsin Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear Enhanced Response Force Package (CERF-P) conducted a collective training exercise for their biannual external evaluation at Volk Field Aug. 16-18.The CERF-P, a group of Army and Air National Guard units,

  • PATRIOT 21 exercise underway at Volk Field

    VOLK FIELD AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Wis. – About 1,000 people are participating in PATRIOT 21, a domestic operations (DOMOPS) training exercise sponsored by the National Guard Bureau at Fort McCoy and Volk Field Air National Guard Base June 14–17. PATRIOT is an annual exercise focused on local,

  • WING helps administer almost 100,000 COVID-19 vaccines

    MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin National Guard Citizen-Soldiers and -Airmen have helped local health departments administer nearly 100,000 COVID-19 vaccines since establishing the first mobile vaccination teams in late January.Guard personnel on mobile vaccination teams have responded to requests for

  • National Guard, partners to conduct ORCA 21 CBRNE exercise

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – Hundreds of National Guard Civil Support Team units from 11 states will participate in Exercise ORCA 2021 in Anchorage, Matanuska-Susitna Valley and Seward with emergency responders and other Guard units.During the May 17-21 exercise, participants will

  • Course gives WING leaders tools to help troops find balance

    FORT MCCOY, Wis. – Wisconsin National Guard leaders now have another tool to address challenges Soldiers and Airmen face in their military and civilian lives that affect readiness for state and federal missions.The Wisconsin National Guard’s Comprehensive Health and Wellness program offers a course