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Defense News Inside Wisconsin 12/10/2012

10 Dec 2012

Defense News Inside Wisconsin 12/10/2012

Wisconsin Guard Sends Off Plymouth-Based Unit

Approximately 80 members of the Wisconsin Army National Guard’s Battery B, 1st Battalion, 121st Field Artillery departed December 3rd for Fort Bliss, Texas for several weeks of mobilization training before deploying to Afghanistan to conduct fire support missions.


Wisconsin Guard Unit Driven To Complete Afghanistan Mission

It’s not too likely that the Wisconsin Army National Guard’s 1157th Transportation Company made many intentional scenic stops while conducting convoy escort missions for the past several months in Afghanistan, but the men and women of the Oshkosh-based unit has kept their commander’s promise to meet or exceed expectations.


Icahn Drops Bid To Acquire Oshkosh Corporation

Hedge fund investor Carl Icahn dropped his hostile takeover attempt to acquire control of Oshkosh Corporation after failing to convince enough shareholders to sell their stock in the company.


Wisconsin Guardsman Recognized For Hazardous Mission

At ceremony held at Truax Field, Staff Sgt. Timothy I. Donnan, of the Wisconsin Air National Guard’s 115th Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight, was awarded a Purple Heart for injuries received from a roadside bomb while deployed to Afghanistan.


Ex-POW Addresses Wisconsin National Guard Senior Leaders

Edward L. Hubbard, a retired Air Force colonel who survived being shot down over North Vietnam and endured six-and-a-half harrowing years in a Hanoi prison camp, shared a lesson in perspective and human potential with senior leaders of the Wisconsin National Guard.

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