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  • At-risk Teens Begin New Path as ChalleNGe Academy Graduates

    WASHINGTON - Hundreds of young people across the nation ended 2023 by graduating from Youth ChalleNGe Academy programs that provide discipline and education to set at-risk teenagers on a path to success. In Boise, Idaho, more than 120 high school students graduated from the program Dec. 16 — the

  • 148th Fighter Wing EOD Flight Hosts Validation Course

    CAMP RIPLEY, Minn. - The 148th Fighter Wing Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight created and hosted an advanced conventional course for 30 technicians at the Minnesota National Guard’s Camp Ripley Training Center Sept. 18-22.The course focused on five lines of effort: restoring readiness, investing in

  • Wisconsin Guard, Papua New Guinea Strengthen State Partnership

    MADISON, Wis. - Five members of the Papua New Guinea Defence Force visited the Wisconsin National Guard in early June as part of the Defense Department’s State Partnership Program, administered by the National Guard Bureau.The visit, according to Maj. Jessica Kelly, the Wisconsin National Guard’s

  • Guard Soldiers, Airmen Compete for All Guard Marathon Team

    LINCOLN, Neb. - More than 200 Airmen and Soldiers representing the National Guard from all 50 states, three U.S. territories and the District of Columbia ran the 46th annual Lincoln Marathon May 7, competing for a spot on the National Guard Military Competitions All Guard Marathon Team.It was the

  • Cal Guard, CAL FIRE Team up for Wildland Firefighting Training

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California National Guard members participated in annual wildland firefighting training alongside the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection near Ione April 23.The training, composed of collaborative aerial wildland firefighting tactics and procedures, is part of

  • Kentucky Civil Response team Hosts Multi-agency Exercise

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – If there were ever an incident at Churchill Downs requiring the specially trained chemical unit of the National Guard, thanks to training done this week, they’d be ready.About 20 Soldiers from the 75th Troop Command’s 41st Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team, National

  • Wisconsin, Papua New Guinea Sign State Partnership Agreement

    PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea - Leaders of the Wisconsin National Guard and Papua New Guinea signed a State Partnership Program agreement Dec. 2.The partnership officially began in 2020, but COVID-19 travel restrictions delayed the formal signing ceremony conducted by Maj. Gen. Paul Knapp of the

  • National Guard Honored for Youth ChalleNGe Program

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Guard Youth ChalleNGe program, which helps “at-risk” teens earn their high school diploma or GED, earned national recognition Aug. 31 during the 103rd American Legion National Convention in Milwaukee.“After spending over almost 30 years in the military I had not heard

  • Wisconsin Guard Civil Support Team Hones Skills, Supports Events

    Milwaukee, Wis. – Of the more than 445 thousand people who thronged Summerfest this year at Milwaukee’s lakefront, a handful were checking out more than the music.Members of the Wisconsin National Guard’s 54th Civil Support Team (CST) were discreetly monitoring the music festival for potential

  • Annual Northern Lightning Exercise Returns to Volk Field

    CAMP DOUGLAS, Wis. – Volk Field Combat Readiness Training Center will host the annual Northern Lightning Counterland exercise Aug. 8-19, including almost 1,000 personnel from active-duty Air Force, National Guard, Navy and Marine Corps units.Northern Lightning is a tactical-level, joint training