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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.

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A Wisconsin Army National Guard Soldier from Warrens, Wisconsin has been recognized for his tireless volunteer support in his community. Sgt. 1st Class John Battista, a member of the Wisconsin Army National Guard’s Recruiting and Retention Battalion, received the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal Nov. 6 during a surprise ceremony […]
GOTLAND, Sweden — A Wisconsin Army National Guard field artillery unit became the first high-mobility rocket artillery system (HIMARS) to launch in Sweden, as part of a special operations training event to demonstrate the ability to rapidly deploy HIMARS in the Baltic Sea area. The 1st Battalion, 121st Field Artillery […]
MADISON — Approximately 500 Wisconsin Army National Guard troops are reporting for State Active Duty as authorized by Gov. Tony Evers to support local partners in ensuring public safety in conjunction with hundreds of officers from volunteering local law enforcement agencies. “We continue to be in close contact with our […]
MADISON, Wis. — Brig. Gen. David W. May, the Wisconsin Air National Guard’s top officer, relieved Col. Leslie A. Zyzda-Martin of her duties as commander of Volk Field Air National Guard Base yesterday, due to lost confidence in her ability to command. This decision was made following investigations that revealed […]
MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Army National Guard Hall of Honor inducted three recipients during a formal ceremony Nov. 6 at Joint Forces Headquarters in Madison. The new inductees included retired Command Sgt. Maj. John Hauschildt, retired Col. Stephen Mayheu, and retired Brig. Gen. Kenneth Koon. Brig. Gen. Joane Mathews, […]
WAUKESHA, Wis. – The Wisconsin National Guard lent a helping hand in the 20th annual Drug Take Back initiative as the state netted more unwanted prescription and non-prescription medications than any other in the nation. Members of the Wisconsin National Guard’s Counterdrug Program helped facilitate take back efforts in communities […]


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