Stories tagged: "Fort McCoy"


Yee Leng Xiong, a Wausau County supervisor, speaks during a May 17, 2021, press conference in Wausau declaring the city a welcoming place for all people as Wausau Mayor, Katie Rosenberg, far left, and Marathon County Supervisor William Harris listen. (Photo courtesy of the Wausau mayor’s office)
With Afghan Refugees, Wausau Gets Chance to Show Welcoming Side After ‘Community for All’ Controversy

Wausau Mayor Katie Rosenberg hopes the Wausau community will be welcoming to the up to 85 Afghan refugees who will be resettled in the city.

Gov. Tony Evers, speaking during an event hosted by the Democratic Party to promote President Joe Biden's agenda, said Republicans are spreading "dog whistle crap" when they raise baseless concerns about whether Afghan refugees are being vetted before coming to Fort McCoy. (Screenshot via WisEye)
‘Dog Whistle Crap’: Evers Slams Baseless ‘Vetting’ Concerns About Afghan Refugees

Republicans have raised baseless concerns about whether Afghan refugees are being vetted, despite assurances from the White House.

Afghan refugees attempt to get onto the tarmac at the international airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Aug. 16, 2021, as US soldiers stand guard. Wisconsin's Fort McCoy  is expected to take in some of the 22,000 Afghan refugees headed for the US after the Taliban recaptured Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Shekib Rahmani)
Wisconsin Prepares for Arrival of Refugees as US Ends 20 Years in Afghanistan

At least 38 troops with Wisconsin ties were killed during Operation Enduring Freedom.