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  • 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 to equip unit leaders with tools to help their
  • Wisconsin National Guard troops support COVID vaccinations

    MADISON, Wis. – Citizen-Soldiers and -Airmen from the Wisconsin National Guard have helped local health departments administer more than 60,000 vaccines across Wisconsin since establishing the first mobile vaccination teams in late January. Guard personnel have responded to requests for assistance in approximately a dozen Wisconsin counties, from
  • Guardsmen excel in All Army Marksmanship Championships

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Army and Air National Guardsmen from across the country traveled to Fort Benning to participate in the 2021 U.S. Army "All Army" Small Arms Championships March 14-20.The week-long competition brought together teams from the U.S. Army, the National Guard, the U.S. Army Reserves and the Reserve Officer Training Corps to
  • Wisconsin Guard marks first anniversary of COVID response

    MADISON, Wis. – Gov. Tony Evers declared a public health emergency in Wisconsin one year ago, a day after the World Health Organization said COVID-19 had become a pandemic."What a year," Maj. Gen. Paul Knapp, Wisconsin's adjutant general, said during a March 12 ceremony commemorating the anniversary. "Think about where we were one year ago."The
  • Wisconsin Guard answered the call in 2020

    MADISON, Wis. – This was the "Year of the Guard" across the nation, as Citizen-Soldiers and -Airmen answered the call in an unprecedented way – from traditional overseas deployments to civil disturbances, pandemic response, and election support. Nowhere in America was the "Year of the Guard" more prevalent than in the Badger State, where the state
  • 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
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