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:

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Though 8,327 miles separate Madison, Wisconsin from Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, the Wisconsin National Guard and the Papua New Guinea Defense Force moved closer toward building an enduring partnership last month.
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FORT MCCOY, Wis. — Seventy-nine cadets graduated as Class 46 from the Wisconsin National Guard Challenge Academy in a ceremony at Fort McCoy, Wis., June 5.
The Wisconsin National Guard launched a new stand-alone website today designed to keep the public informed as the one-stop shop for all the latest information and updates on the organization, as well as employment opportunities, resources, community relations information, and more.
AL ASAD AIR BASE, Iraq — After an Iraqi soldier was injured by a roadside bomb near the Syrian border, nearly 65 U.S. Soldiers, Coalition Forces and civilian contractors showed up to donate potentially life-saving blood at the Role 2 hospital here.
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Nearly all of the 35 Soldiers from a Wisconsin Army National Guard aviation detachment that deployed last summer to the Middle East returned home to Wisconsin and reunited with their families after a nearly 11-month mobilization. The troops, from the West Bend, Wisconsin-based Detachment 1, Company G, 2nd Battalion, 104th […]
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SPARTA, Wis. — Gov. Tony Evers, Maj. Gen. Paul Knapp, Wisconsin’s adjutant general, and senior Wisconsin Army National Guard leaders joined family and friends at a formal sendoff ceremony May 29 for approximately 150 Soldiers of the 107th Maintenance Company, which will deploy to Europe in support of Operation Atlantic […]


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