Cadet News


April 2020

Please read the IMPORTANT MEMO from Commanding Officer CPT Lauermann and Senior Military Advisor COL Blahnik regarding the Army Cadets Xperience scheduled for May 2020.

February 2020

The Wisconsin Army Cadets will be providing support during the Appleton Kids Expo, March 28, 2020. Additional volunteers are needed. Parents of Cadets should contact Public Affairs Officer at if you are able to volunteer time during the day.

January 2020

The Wisconsin Army Cadets celebrated their 25th Anniversary with a dinning out celebration and ceremony on Sunday, January 19, 2020. Visit the 25th Anniversary webpage or our Facebook page for videos and photos of the event.

December 2019

Welcome home to the Red Arrow 2nd Battalion 127th Infantry and all those whom were deployed and spent this past year serving their country including our own SFC Kempen, CPT Lauerman and 2LT Plamann.

November 2019

The Wisconsin Army Cadets provided support during the staging of the 49th Annual Downtown Appleton Christmas Parade on Tuesday, November 26, 2019. They were in the parade including the Color Guard, Cadets marching in formation, and followed by a 2.5 ton truck (deuce and a half) belonging to and driven by retired Army COL Joe Cznarnik. The truck was lit up with Christmas lights and decked out with our WIARC banner.

October 2019

Nineteen recruits participated in Cadet Basic Training and completed all of the requirements. We welcome them to the Wisconsin Army Cadets. Scroll down this page for more information.

September 2019

The Wisconsin Army Cadets will again host Boy Scout troops from all over Wisconsin at the annual Army Cadets Xperience and the Armed Forces Day celebrations held at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin May 2020. Troop leaders can complete the ArmyX interest form to receive registration updates.

Basic Cadet Training 2019

Congratulations to the cadets who successfully passed the 2019 Basic Training Course. We welcome you to the WIARC family.

On Sunday, October 27 we wrapped up Basic Cadet Training. There were 19 new recruits that arrived on Thursday night anxious to begin their journey with the cadets. After a long, grueling weekend of classes, PT exams, learning to march, and more, the recruits graduated and earned the rank of Private.

A celebration was held on Sunday including a graduation ceremony and reception with family and friends. WLUK, Fox 11 covered events of the weekend. The story is on the news station website.

Congratulations C/CPL Sackett

Congratulations to C/CPL on receiving the 2019 EAA Auto Parking Attendant of the year.

Thank You for Your Service

Nearly 400 Wisconsin Army National Guard Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 127th Infantry deployed to Afghanistan in October 2018 in support of the NATO-led Resolute Support mission.

Among those deployed are our very own SFC Kempen, CPT Lauerman, and 2LT Plamann.

We send our best wishes and prayers for a safe return.