On the afternoon of Friday, March 20, Tom Ganser photographed a significant number of National Guard members arriving at the Whitewater Armory. Local residents also reported observing Guard members staying at the Super 8 on Friday night. It seems clear that this activity was related to the call up of troops in preparation to assist with the COVID-19 pandemic.
For a story from Channel 3000, “300 Wisconsin National Guard troops prepare to be deployed for help with COVID-19 outbreak”, click here.
For an article, “Here’s the latest National Guard mobilizations by state — more than 3,330 Guardsmen in 28 states” from Military Times, click here.
For a Facebook video with the Wisconsin National Guard Adjutant General explaining their role now that the Governor has declared a Public Health Emergency click here and look at the March 20 post.