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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
MADISON, Wis. — In a big win for Soldiers, Reserve Component Maternity Leave (RCML) is now available to Wisconsin National Guard Soldiers. RCML authorizes traditional Soldiers to be paid for 12 unit training assemblies (UTAs) post childbirth, and they may use it flexibly in the year that follows. This leave […]
- Spc. Cesar Salazar Jr.
MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin National Guard (WING) appointed its 10th state command chief warrant officer during a change of responsibility ceremony at the Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs in Madison, March 11, 2023. Chief Warrant Officer 5 Troy Bittner handed off his position as state command chief warrant officer […]
- 128th Air Refueling Wing Public
Over 100 Airmen along with three KC-135 aircraft from the 128th Air Refueling Wing assigned to the 506th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron as part of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam returned home after a nearly three-month deployment to the pacific island. In the early morning […]
For the first time since 2001, the U.S. Army has introduced a new brand that redefines what it means to “Be All You Can Be” for a new generation. Secretary of the Army Christine Wormuth, Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Michael Grinston […]
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Staff Sgt. Marguerite Zaepfel, a supply noncommissioned officer with the Wisconsin Army National Guard’s Headquarters Troop, 1st Squadron, 105th Cavalry Regiment, competed in the Jacksonville Spartan Race Feb. 25-26. Zaepfel placed first in her age group in the Spartan Super, a 6.2-mile course with obstacles, finishing with a time of […]
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STARBASE Wisconsin is a big deal for fifth-grade students in Milwaukee — and it’s about to get bigger. The Department of Defense initiative to spark interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) has been in operation since February 2012 at the U.S. Army Reserve Center on Silver Spring Drive. […]


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