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About Wisconsin

Looking for the best place to live and work after your military service ends? Wisconsin has it all. You’ll find clean air, beautiful, natural areas for outdoor recreation, friendly neighbors, great schools from pre-K through technical colleges and research universities, the nation’s best healthcare and a thriving job market. Housing is diverse and affordable, and commute times are well below the national average. Living here offers you more—and allows you to be more you.

Why We Value Veterans

At various points in your life you’ll need and want different things—but no matter what the future holds, you’ll always be a veteran. That’s why Wisconsin is the best place to enter the civilian world. Here, you’ll find more of the nationally recognized programs for vets than any other state, along with seven additional state programs. You’ll have access to veteran service organizations with 100,000+ members in 700+ local posts or chapters. And you’ll even enjoy shopping at the nation’s highest ratio of stores that offer discounts to veterans. Simply put, Wisconsin welcomes returning service members with open arms.

Veteran-Owned Business


Lowest Unemployment Rate in the Nation


City in U.S. for Work-Life Balance

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For more information on Wisconsin’s programs, benefits and services,
please contact: 1-800-WIS-VETS (947-8387)

7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. CST, Mon-Fri or visit wisvets.com

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What We Offer

  • Wisconsin GI Bill offers eligible veterans and their dependents free tuition benefits
  • Veterans receive preference for Wisconsion civil service jobs
  • Veterans have access to a professional/occupational license fee waiver
  • Veterans employment grant encourages Wisconsin businesses to hire veterans
  • More than 65,000 veteran-owned businesses are located throughout Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin GI Bill offers eligible veterans and their dependents free tuition benefits spouses
  • Wisconsin has one of the top-rated public school systems in the U.S.
  • Wisconsin is ranked the 6th best place to raise a family in the nation
  • Wisconsin is ranked #1 in the U.S. for healthcare quality
  • Wisconsin is ranked #3 in the nation for quality of life

Discover Your Future

Take advantage of Wisconsin’s commitment to your service. Request info on how you can live and work here.

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