2010/01/26: Last members of 32nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team return home

Wisconsin State Journal | Posted: Tuesday, January 26, 2010

MADISON - The last of 3,200 Wisconsin National Guard soldiers has returned from Iraq after a 12-month deployment, said spokeswoman Lt. Col. Jackie Guthrie.

Army relents, discharges single mother

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- A single-mom soldier who says she refused to deploy to Afghanistan because she had no family able to care for her young son will be discharged from the military instead of facing a court-martial, the Army said Thursday.

Spc. Alexis Hutchinson, an Army cook stationed at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, was arrested in November after skipping her unit's deployment flight.

Wisconsin's Congressional War and Peace Scorecard


Which Wisconsin member of Congress has signed on to Representative Jim McGovern's bill requiring an "exit strategy" for Afghanistan? Who voted for war funding the last time it came to a vote? Which Wisconsin Congressional Representative is the closest approximation to the Gold Standard of anti-war members of Congress, Ohio's Dennis Kucinich?

Thank Representatives Baldwin and Moore for speaking out against Gaza blockade - and other WNPJ Action Alerts

More than 50 members of Congress have written a letter to President Obama about the humanitarian crisis caused by the Israeli blockade of Gaza. The letter states: "The blockade has severely impeded the ability of aid agencies to do their work to relieve suffering... has devastated livelihoods [and] entrenched a poverty rate of over 70%." The letter goes on to note that "the ban on building materials is preventing the reconstruction of thousands of innocent families' damaged homes." Two members of the Wisconsin Congressional delegation, Tammy Baldwin (202-225-2906) and Gwen Moore (202-225-4572), have signed on to the letter.

More WNPJ Action Alerts below...

Fort McCoy protesters out of jail

Josh Brollier and Brian Terrell have now served their time in the Dane County Jail - and are on their way to their homes. See more about their story below:

LaCrosse Tribune reports:

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March 9: Join "Safeguard the Guard" at the Capitol

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March 9 quarter-sheet flyers here...

hearings bannerSupporters of Assembly Bill 203, a bill to enact legal safeguards to protect Wisconsin's National Guard from unlawful overseas deloyments, will be turning out at the State Capitol in Madison on March 9 for a public hearing before the Assembly's Veterans and Military Affairs Committee. "This hearing will give us an opportunity to make the case that Guard deployments to Iraq are illegal, and to bring forth testimony about the impact of those deployments on Wisconsin's Guard and their families," said Jim Draeger, WNPJ chair and statewide coordinator of the "Bring the Guard Home - It's the Law!" campaign.

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