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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:

211011-Z-HD478-1014 - Staff Sgt. Cameron Lewis
211009-Z-HD478-1034 - Staff Sgt. Cameron Lewis
FORT MCCOY, Wis. — Col. Carl Meredith, the outgoing commander of the 426th Regiment Regional Training Institute (RTI), relinquished command to Lt. Col. Paul Gapinski during a formal change of command ceremony May 15 at the Wisconsin Military Academy at Fort McCoy. Brig. Gen. Matthew Strub, the Wisconsin National Guard’s […]
MILWAUKEE – Two Wisconsin National Guard members were honored with the Maj. Richard I. Bong Award during the Milwaukee Armed Forces Week dinner banquet Monday evening at the Wisconsin Club City Club. First Lt. Brianna Neumeyer, a Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin resident and an ordinance officer with Company F, 132nd Brigade […]
220513-Z-PV458-3975 - Staff Sgt. Amber Peck
MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Army National Guard gained a direct commission officer in a field of critical importance during a May 13 ceremony at Wisconsin’s Joint Force Headquarters in Madison. Capt. Robert Saffell received a rare direct commission from the rank of specialist to captain in the Wisconsin Army […]
CAMP RIPLEY, Minn. – Two Wisconsin Army National Guard Soldiers represented Wisconsin at the Region IV Best Warrior Competition held at Camp Ripley, Minnesota, May 11-15, finishing in second and third place for their categories. Sgt. Josiah Bell, a resident of Rochester, Minnesota, with Company B, 1st Battalion, 128th Infantry, […]
Taking on the challenge of leading a program for at-risk high school students might seem like a step down when your last job involved being responsible for nearly 8,000 Wisconsin National Guard Soldiers. But retired Brig. Gen. Joane Mathews doesn’t see it that way at all as she takes the […]
MADISON, Wis. — Brig. Gen. Matthew Strub cast his vision for the Wisconsin Army National Guard by first acknowledging its legacy. “The dedication and professionalism of the Soldiers and civilian employees that make up the Wisconsin Army National Guard cannot be overstated, and it’s an honor to be part of […]


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