500 Wisconsin National Guard Soldiers Depart for Washington D.C.

National Guard members prepare to fly to Washington D.C. to assist in keeping the peace during President Joe Biden's Inauguration on Wednesday. Photo courtesy of Wisconsin National Guard Flickr.

Submitted to OnFocus – Approximately 500 Wisconsin National Guard Soldiers and Airmen from the 32nd “Red Arrow” Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 115th Fighter Wing and 128th Air Refueling Wing departed early morning Jan. 16, 2021 on multiple flights bound for Washington, DC to support the Jan. 20, 2021 presidential inauguration.

Guard personnel conduct administrative requirements, organize and load equipment, and board KC-135 aircraft provided by the 128th Air Refueling Wing, Wisconsin Air National Guard.

The service members were greeted in Milwaukee at the 128th Air Refueling Wing by Maj. Gen. Paul Knapp, Wisconsin’s adjutant general, and by Brig. Gen. Joane Mathews, Deputy Adjutant General-Army, and Command Sgt. Maj. Rafael Conde, Wisconsin Army National Guard senior enlisted advisor.

The Wisconsin National Guard Soldiers will be a part of the nearly 25,000 soldiers in Washington D.C. for the event.

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