State and Community Programs and Services
Operation Snuggle collects and distributes quits to children of deployed or wounded service members. The organization also honors families of fallen heroes with specially designed Gold Star quilts.
Wisconsin National Guard Youth Camp
Wisconsin National Guard Youth camps are open to children of Wisconsin National Guard Soldiers and provide an opportunity for youth to participate in age appropriate activities to learn how to work as a team and build lasting friendships while accomplishing activities as a low ROPES course, a leadership reaction course, a confidence course, rock wall climbing, swimming, hiking, and tug-o-war. For more information call (608) 242-3466.
Operation Homefront supports the families of deployed and wounded service members as well as survivors. The website matches assistance requests with community volunteers and services. For more information, visit www.operationhomefront.net.
Stars and Stripes Sunday
The Milwaukee Brewers Major League Baseball Team offers four excellent Field Level seats behind Home Plate at Miller Park for use by active military and their families to honor their serivce and sacrifice.
The Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter 96 and Milwaukee County Operation Freedom program pays tribute to and thanks the Armed Forces and veterans for their selfless service. Held annually at the Milwaukee County Zoo, all military members and Veterans are invited to attend. Vendors, working with WIDVA, provide information about services available to WI service members, veterans and their Families. For more information call (414) 382-1780.
Military Spouse Residency Relief Act
On November 11, 2009, the President signed into law the Military Spouse Residency Relief Act. This Act, among other things, provides that when a service member leaves his or her home State in accord with military or naval orders, the service member's spouse may retain residency in his or her home State for voting and tax purposes, after relocating from that State to accompany the service member. In the State of Wisconsin an exemption from Wisconsin withholding tax may be claimed if an employees spouse is a member of the US Armed Services and their state of legal residence is not Wisconsin. For more information visit www.revenue.wi.gov.