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Wisconsin Defense Report 11/12/2012: Defense News Inside Wisconsin
13 Nov 2012

Wisconsin Defense Report 11/12/2012: Defense News Inside Wisconsin

Wisconsin Guard Earns Third Institution Of Excellence Certification

The Wisconsin Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 426th Regional Training Institute at the Wisconsin Military Academy has once again learned that its aim is true as the field artillery instruction unit received its third certification as an Institution of Excellence.

Fort McCoy Hosts New Up-Armored Forward Observer Vehicle Training

Members of the Wisconsin Army National Guard 32nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team trained at the Maneuver Area Training Equipment Site (MATES) at Fort McCoy to learn to operate new up-armored forward observer vehicles. The M1200 Armored Knight vehicle is an upgrade from the equipment formerly used both from a tactical and operational standpoint.


WI Air National Guard Unit Prepares To Deploy

Wisconsin National Guard leaders will join family and friends in sending off approximately 100 members of the Wisconsin Air National Guard’s 128th Air Control Squadron who will deploy to Southwest Asia for a six-month tour of duty in mid-November. Small elements of the unit have already left Wisconsin Nov. 3 and 5, but the majority will depart from Volk Field, Wis., Nov. 11 following a formal sendoff ceremony. The unit will be assigned to the 727th Expeditionary Air Control Squadron, supporting the Combined Forces Air Component Commander’s mission of providing joint air defense for the Persian Gulf.


Oshkosh Defense Recognized As Top Simulation & Training Company

Military Training Technology Magazine recognized Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation, as a top simulation and training company for the third consecutive year. This annual list recognizes companies that have made a significant impact in the military training industry.


Lockheed Martin Team Lays The Keel In Wisconsin

Lockheed Martin-led industry team officially laid the keel for the U.S. Navy’s seventh Littoral Combat Ship, the future USS Detroit. The event was part of a time-honored keel laying ceremony that took place at the Marinette Marine Corporation shipyard in Wisconsin.

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