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10,000 Citizen Soldiers & Airmen

We live and work in almost every Wisconsin community. We are small business owners, teachers, nurses, electricians, plumbers, college students, moms, dads, brothers, sisters, and more. We simultaneously stand ready to serve whenever our state or nation calls.

state & federal missions

Unique amongst the Armed Forces – the National Guard has a dual mission of serving Wisconsin and the nation. The National Guard is both the state’s first military responder during times of need and the primary combat reserve of the Army and Air Force.

local & worldwide deployments

Whether responding to a flood, snowstorm, severe weather, or a pandemic here in own Wisconsin communities, or deploying to combat theaters overseas, your Wisconsin National Guard is unique among the Armed Forces in serving both the state and nation.

Always ready.  Always there.

The Wisconsin National Guard provides fully capable Citizen-Soldiers and Citizen-Airmen prepared to deploy anywhere, at any time, to support community, state and federal missions. Our federal mission is to provide trained units, Soldiers and Airmen to support our nation’s defense priorities both in the United States and around the world as directed by the President of the United States of America. Our community and state mission is to assist civil authorities protect life and property, as well as preserve peace, order and public safety during emergencies, as directed by the Governor of the State of Wisconsin.

Points of Interest:

 - 115th Fighter Wing
The death of a service member may be one of the most trying situations military families experience. But the Wisconsin Army National Guard has trained professionals to help families navigate the difficult next steps. “The Wisconsin Army National Guard provides casualty assistance officers for all of our fallen Soldiers,” said […]
- Staff Sgt. Christopher Hernandez
FORT MCCOY, Wis. — After two intense weeks, a Wisconsin Army National Guard combat medic has a coveted badge, and some bragging rights. Sgt. 1st Class Talon Dumke of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, a member of the Wisconsin National Guard’s 54th Civil Support Team, earned the Expert Field Medical Badge (EFMB) […]
230507-Z-WB177-1003  - Sgt. 1st Class Jennifer Reynolds
by Vaughn R. Larson NEWTON FALLS, Ohio — Two scant weeks after participating in the Wisconsin National Guard Best Warrior Competition, Sgt. Taylor Reichow and Spc. William Warner had finished the Region IV Best Warrior Competition at Camp James A. Garfield Joint Military Training Center in Ohio. Reichow, an artillery […]
230419-O-A3612-1002 - Unknown
by Vaughn R. Larson The Wisconsin National Guard has recently started implementing measures to provide privacy and security to Soldiers who are still nursing infants. The armory in Mauston, Wisconsin was the first of more than 40 Wisconsin National Guard facilities across the state to receive a lactation pod — […]
230507-Z-ST689-1002 - Payton A. Wehr;Sgt.
by Staff Sgt. Amber Peck and Sgt. Payton Wehr  MADISON, Wis. — After months of preparation and training, a group of Soldiers with the 112th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment (MPAD), headquartered in Madison, are deploying to Eastern Europe to support the Operation European Assure, Deter, Reinforce mission.  The mission is […]
230425-Z-PF062-1049 - Master Sgt. Mary Greenwood
MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin Air National Guard’s 115th Fighter Wing received their first F-35 Lightning II aircraft April 25, making it only the second Air National Guard unit with the advanced fighter.The fifth-generation fighters flown by pilots Capt. John Lorbiecki, Maj. Jacob Jerzewski, Maj. Joe Pavela and Lt. Col. […]


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