• 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

  • Historic Highway Landing Advances Agile Combat Employment

    ALGER COUNTY, Michigan – Air National Guard A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft, Air Force Special Operations Command MC-12W, C-145A and U-28A aircraft, and a C-146A aircraft from the Air Force Reserves landed, took off and performed integrated combat turns on a closed 9,000-foot section of Michigan

  • New Air National Guard Exercise Tests Agility in Michigan

    ALPENA, Mich. – Air National Guard Airmen and aircraft from around the country are conducting the first Air National Guard Readiness Exercise Program event, Agile Rage 22. This exercise is hosted by the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, part of the National All-Domain Warfighting Center in

  • Wisconsin Guard, civilian partners practice crisis response

    MADISON, Wis. – Airmen and Soldiers of the Wisconsin Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear Enhanced Response Force Package practiced crisis response procedures with civilian and military partners May 14.The Wisconsin National Guard CERF-P partnered with the 104th Aviation Unit out of Madison and

  • Wisconsin National Guard wraps up nursing care support

    LA CROSSE, Wis. – After more than three months, Wisconsin National Guard members’ mission to help as nursing assistants at state health care facilities is winding down.Senior Wisconsin National Guard leaders and officials from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services traveled to several health

  • Wisconsin National Guard CST trains with first responders

    MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin National Guard’s 54th Civil Support Team (CST) completed a collective lanes training exercise last week in Madison and DeForest organized by evaluators from U.S. Army North.The Madison-based CST is the state’s full-time response team for emergencies or terrorist events

  • Wisconsin Guard highlights 2-year COVID response mission

    MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs took a few minutes March 10 to commemorate its two-year effort supporting the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.“It’s not ‘mission complete,’ but we’re getting close,” said Maj. Gen. Paul Knapp, Wisconsin’s adjutant general and the

  • 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