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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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210907-A-JL341-106 - Sgt. Ryan Tatum
The Wisconsin Air National Guard inducted three outstanding members — retired Col. David Romuald, retired Chief Master Sgt. Gregory Cullen, and retired Col. Christopher Charney — into its Hall of Fame during a formal ceremony Sept. 16 at the 115th Fighter Wing.
If the Wisconsin Army National Guard’s 135th Medical Company-Area Support was a patient, the diagnosis at this point of their Middle East deployment might read “stable, but could use some rest.”
Col. Todd Nehls of the Wisconsin Army National Guard had just completed a year-long tour of duty for the National Guard Bureau, to be the Wisconsin National Guard’s subject matter expert on terrorism, shortly before the Sept. 11 terror attacks.
210826-Z-NN682-0001 - Maj. Brian Faltinson
With the Wisconsin Air National Guard’s Volk Field having served in the closing chapter of the United States’ involvement in Afghanistan as a transit center for aircraft bringing Afghan evacuees to Fort McCoy, it’s worth looking back at the Wisconsin National Guard’s involvement in the nation’s longest war.
Chief Warrant Officer 3 Aaron Hunnel, the health and wellness program manager for the Wisconsin National Guard, will bike 3,100 miles from Oceanside, California to Annapolis, Maryland for his “Ride 2 Stop Suicide” starting September 11, 2021.
210822-A-KP604-013 - Sgt. William Washburn
VOLK FIELD, Wis. – Wisconsin National Guard troops continue to play a role in the effort to bring evacuees and Special Immigrant Visa holders to Fort McCoy, Wisconsin.

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