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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:

141114-Z-A3612-049  - Col. Jeff Cashman
220628-Z-ST689-1052  - Payton Wehr;Spc.
220831-Z-A3612-652 - Senior Master Sgt. Charles Weyers
VOLK FIELD, Wis. — The U.S. Air Force’s eight most accomplished munitions teams from around the world converged here late last month for the third annual Air Force Combat Operations Competition (AFCOCOMP). Participants were evaluated for their speed and technique in assembling bombs, setting up and tearing down the munitions […]
OSHKOSH, Wis. — A day of unique combat water survival and swift water rescue training was conducted in the waters of the Fox River in Oshkosh, Wis., by the Soldiers of Company A, 2nd Battalion, 127th Infantry Regiment, 32nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team on Sept. 10.This rigorous day of training […]
When Wisconsin National Guard units are notified of an upcoming deployment, they immediately begin to train and prepare for the mission ahead. Similarly, the individual Guardsmen and their families ensure they have everything in order before the deployment begins. The entire deployment cycle may be overwhelming for service members and […]
SMSD staff and leadership before 5k run.
The Wisconsin National Guard strives to foster an environment where individuals who make up the organization feel valued for who they are and their contributions. The National Guard’s strength is the people. Soldiers, Airmen and civilians, and the families and employers who support the National Guard, represent all races, religions, […]
CAMP RIPLEY, Minn. – The Wisconsin Army National Guard’s 157th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade (MEB) headquarters conducted a patching ceremony to officially induct volunteers from outside of the 157th into the brigade for their upcoming mobilization. The headquarters company will mobilize this fall in support of Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn […]
MONTEREY, Calif. – Brig. Gen. David May, the Wisconsin National Guard’s deputy adjutant general for Air, completed the Executive Leaders program at the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) on August 11th. In his role, May serves as chief advisor to the adjutant general on all […]

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