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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
221107-Z-A3612-001 - Unknown
MADISON, Wis. — As the Wisconsin Air National Guard’s 115th Fighter Wing busily continues to convert to the F-35 Lightning II aircraft, the base broke ground on a new medical readiness building.While the medical readiness building was originally programmed in 2013, long before the aircraft conversion process began, it just […]
221129-O-QS269-1092 - Vaughn R. Larson
MAPLE BLUFF, Wis. — After COVID-19 led to a two-year pause in public tours, the public will once again be able to see the Tribute to Our Troops Tree at the Executive Residence. The Tribute to Our Troops Tree tradition dates back to 2005 as a means to remember Wisconsin […]
221128-A-VX744-0771 - Sgt. 1st Class Zach Sheely
WASHINGTON — How best to support service members and their families dominated discussion when First Lady Jill Biden hosted National Guardsmen, spouses and children at the White House Nov. 28. “For many Americans, our National Guard and their families are the only service members that civilians might know,” Biden said […]
110422-F-GE908-1006 - Staff Sgt. Thomas Johns
The Wisconsin Army National Guard’s 157th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade assumed responsibility of the headquarters staff for the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) from the Illinois National Guard’s 404th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade during a Nov. 5 ceremony at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti.“Iron Brigade, the 157th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, we welcome […]
221014-Z-IB888-014 - Sgt. 1st Class Lerone Simmons
The Wisconsin Army National Guard’s 229th Engineer Company has returned to Wisconsin following a mobilization of more than 12 months in support of U.S. Northern Command. Nearly 130 Soldiers with the unit, based in Prairie du Chien and Richland Center, deployed in support of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s […]
221103-Z-A3612-1387 - Unknown
An earlier draft of this story was mistakenly approved for publication. This is the final version. MADISON, Wis. — Approximately 75 University of Wisconsin computer science students watched Patrick Skufca, a Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) exercise facilitator, slowly pace around the university’s Union South Varsity Ballroom, the echo […]


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