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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
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APPLETON, Wis. — Maj. Gen. Paul Knapp, Wisconsin’s adjutant general, joined Lt. Col. Bill Benson, commander of the Wisconsin Army National Guard’s 2nd Battalion, 127th Infantry Regiment, and other Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs officials for a ribbon-cutting ceremony Sept. 28 to celebrate the grand opening of a renovated armory […]
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The Wisconsin Air National Guard’s three bases — the 128th Air Refueling Wing in Milwaukee, 115th Fighter Wing in Madison and Volk Field Air National Guard Base in Camp Douglas — partnered once again to host the three-day Junior Enlisted Orientation Program (JEOP) that helps first-term Airmen gain a better […]
The Wisconsin Air National Guard displays its air combat capabilities with an aerial demonstration of two F-35 Lightning IIs assigned to the 115th Fighter Wing in Madison, Wis., July 28 at the Experimental Aircraft Association’s AirVenture airshow in Oshkosh, Wis. While the 115th Fighter Wing has previously attended the airshow with its prior airframe, the F-16 Fighting Falcon, 2023 marks the first year the Wisconsin unit attended with the F-35. The 115th is only the second Air National Guard unit to fly the advanced fighter. 115th Fighter Wing photo by Tech. Sgt. Cameron Lewis
Col. Bart Van Roo, commander of the Wisconsin Air National Guard’s 115th Fighter Wing, acknowledged the latest chapter in the unit’s storied legacy during a Sept. 7 ceremony at Truax Field. “Today is all about the final welcoming of the F-35 mission to the 115th,” Van Roo said, “and it’s […]
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Capt. Michael Cuevas, commander of the Wisconsin Army National Guard’s Troop C, 1st Squadron, 105th Cavalry Regiment, reflected on the historic nature of his unit’s participation in Tamiok Strike 2023 — a two-week joint military exercise in Papua New Guinea. “Tamiok Strike was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the Troopers of […]
Wisconsin National Guard Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 127th Infantry Regiment and the 173rd Brigade Engineer Battalion, 32nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, coordinate on a live fire exercise featuring squad movements, reacting to simulated enemy contact and the utilization of a Bangalore torpedo explosive charge during eXportable Combat Training Center (XCTC) training July 27 at Fort McCoy, Wis. Wisconsin National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Kati Volkman
FORT MCCOY, Wis. — The Wisconsin Army National Guard’s 32nd “Red Arrow” Infantry Brigade Combat Team recently completed eXportable Combat Training Center (XCTC) training at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin in preparation for taking on the more challenging four-week exercise next summer at the Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC). XCTC is the […]
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OSHKOSH, Wis. — Visitors and enthusiasts at the Experimental Aircraft Association’s (EAA) annual AirVenture last month were able to witness elements of the Wisconsin National Guard flex their muscle during a capabilities demonstration, complete with narration and pyrotechnics. Aircraft including the F-35 Lightning II, the KC-135 Stratotanker and the UH-60 […]


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