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2nd Lt. Charnelle Pinson, a forward support medevac section leader with the Wisconsin Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 168th Aviation Regiment in West Bend, Wis., discusses her military career as Maj. Sarah Latza, Capt. Meredith Porter and Capt. Anna Leadens look on during a panel discussion July 26 as part of the Experimental Aircraft Association’s WomenVenture, an effort to honor and promote women’s role in flight during the EAA’s annual AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis. Wisconsin National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Alice Ripberger

Wisconsin National Guard to showcase opportunities for females in flight

The Wisconsin National Guard will expand its support of the EAA’s WomenVenture during the annual AirVenture event...
4th of July Photo & Video Contest Winners

Congrats to Andy Thompson and Jaime Cordova! We asked you to capture the spirit of patriotism through your camera’s lens and you delivered. Thank you to everyone who submitted photos or footage of our flyovers, static displays, and Army band performances supporting Independence Day celebrations across the state.

Photo by Andy Thompson (@negative_ghost_rider_photo), video by Jaime Cordova (@jac_airandspace)

F35 flyover photo submission for the 4th of July Photo Contest
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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.
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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.
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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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