Governor - Scott K. Walker Adjutant General - Major General Donald P. Dunbar

In an almost entirely male unit, Capt. Sarah Latza could be viewed as a pioneer, a trailblazer, or an icon for a military in the midst of integrating female Soldiers into jobs previously off limits for female personnel.

MADISON, Wis. — Members of the 115th Fighter Wing Security Forces Squadron (SFS) participated in a quarterly training capstone exercise on base March 18-19.

MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Scott Walker promoted Col. David O’Donahue to the rank of brigadier general during a formal ceremony March 16 in the Senate Chamber of the state capitol building.

Approximately 85 Wisconsin Army National Guard Soldiers will deploy to the Middle East in support of Operation Inherent Resolve this spring.

Wisconsin Army National Guard Spc. Amanda Huenink, a medic with the 135th Medical Company, was working third shift Jan. 31 at her civilian job as a dispatcher for the Waukesha Police Department. Around 2 a.m., she received a frantic 911 call from a man whose wife was in active labor. Delivery was imminent.

MILWAUKEE - One of the Wisconsin Army National Guard's largest troop formations has a new commander at the helm after a formal ceremony in Milwaukee March 4.

The nearly 1,700-Soldier 157th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, known as the "Iron Brigade," bid farewell to outgoing commander Col. David O'Donahue after two years leading the brigade. Col. J.R. Treharne succeeds him as the new commander.

Four Wisconsin Air National Guard members have been recognized as Wisconsin’s Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2017.

The Wisconsin National Guard announced that registration is open for the 24th year of its annual Youth Camp in July 2017.

In observance of Black History Month, Dr. Jack E. Daniels, III, Madison College president, shared his insight with a group of Department of Military Affairs Soldiers, Airmen and employees in Witmer Hall at Joint Force Headquarters in Madison, Wisconsin on Feb. 9 as the Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity office’s guest speaker.

FORT BENNING, Ga. — The initial group of Soldiers to participate in the Wisconsin Army National Guard’s first Cohesion, Operational Readiness and Training (COHORT) program graduated from the initial phases of their training Feb. 2, marking a promising first edition for the pilot program.

More than 200 Soldiers from the Wisconsin Army National Guard’s 157th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade and volunteers from other units participated in a Warfighter Exercise at Fort Bliss, Texas, Jan. 28 to Feb. 17.

The Wisconsin Army National Guard looks back at 2016

More than 190 Airmen from the Madison, Wisconsin-based 115th Fighter Wing returned home from the three-week Red Flag training exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Jan. 23-Feb. 10.

FORT MCCOY, Wis. — According to an old axiom, build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door. For the Wisconsin Army National Guard, that axiom would be about building a better way to store mortar tubes.

Gov. Scott Walker and senior Wisconsin National Guard leaders joined families and friends at two formal sendoff ceremonies Thursday (Feb. 2) for approximately 100 Wisconsin Army National Guard aviation Soldiers who will deploy to Afghanistan and Kuwait in the coming weeks.

For every other senior Wisconsin National Guard leader, visiting the 32nd Military Police Company at Joint Task Force Guantanamo in Cuba last month was a trip to a foreign country.

But for Command Sgt. Maj. Rafael Conde, the Wisconsin Army National Guard’s senior enlisted leader, it was a return to the land of his birth - a country he and his family fled 48 years ago. Conde was part of an official visit, led by Gov. Scott Walker and Maj. Gen. Donald Dunbar, Wisconsin’s adjutant general, to Naval Station Guantanamo Bay to visit with the 32nd Military Police Company Soldiers deployed there.

Earlier this month, Wisconsin Emergency Management and Wisconsin National Guard personnel were joined by two dozen AT&T Pioneers volunteers at Joint Force Headquarters in Madison, Wisconsin, to assemble approximately 12,000 Student Tools for Emergency Planning (STEP) starter emergency kits as part of an annual classroom program to teach fifth-grade students how to prepare for emergencies or disasters.

CAMP GRAYLING, Mich. — On Sept. 11, 1917, Michigan’s 2nd Infantry Regiment reorganized as the 126th Infantry Regiment and became part of the storied 32nd Division.

An expansion of the Volk Field Special Activity Airspace (VFSAA) near the Volk Field Combat Readiness Training Center in Camp Douglas, Wisconsin, became reality in late 2016.

Nearly 100 Wisconsin Army National Guard Soldiers will deploy to Kuwait and Afghanistan in support of Operations Spartan Shield and Freedom Sentinel later this winter.

The Wisconsin National Guard announced plans to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the 32nd Division’s service in World War I and honor its historic legacy.

DE FOREST, Wis. — A retired astronaut shared his unique perspective on aviation safety at the Wisconsin Army National Guard’s annual Aviation Safety Conference held Jan. 7 at the DeForest High School Performing Arts Center.