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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
Maj. Gen. Paul Knapp, Wisconsin’s adjutant general, described 2022 as “a transitional year.” “It was not quite as filled with crisis as 2020 or 2021,” he explained. But with the Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs transitioning away from its mission supporting the state’s response to the COVID pandemic beginning in […]
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An innovative program to help students learn valuable life skills and get back on track toward high school graduation began its 50th class this week. The Wisconsin National Guard Challenge Academy is a two-part 17-month voluntary program for youth ages 16 years nine months through 18. The first part is […]
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Demonstrating the value the National Guard brings to local communities, a Wisconsin Army National Guard helicopter crew recently took part in a collaborative first responder search and rescue training exercise in southern Lincoln County. According to Maj. Don Graham, commander of the West Bend, Wisconsin-based Army Aviation Support Facility #1, […]
221228-Z-HS473-1151 - Senior Master Sgt. Paul Gorman
Three decades of service to the Wisconsin Air National Guard came to a quiet end last month for the RC-26 Metroliner aircraft. In a way, that may be fitting, as the RC-26 served best as a quiet observer for domestic operations — particularly the National Guard Counterdrug program. The RC-26 […]
230113-Z-HS473-1040 - Senior Master Sgt. Paul Gorman
Enlisted Airmen assigned to Wisconsin Air National Guard units across the state gathered at Volk Field Jan. 9-13 for the State Enlisted Development Program (SEDP). The January course marked the 10th year in which the program has contributed to the personal and professional development of Airmen and noncommissioned officers statewide. […]
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The Wisconsin Army National Guard is fielding a platoon of trained culinary specialists ready to meet the organization’s dining needs at armories, dining facilities, in the field or on state active duty. The Tomah, Wisconsin-based 3561st Quartermaster Platoon was activated late last year to meet changing requirements in the Army’s […]

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