MADISON, Wis. (WKBT) -

Governor Scott Walker and Major General Donald Dunbar, Adjutant General of the Wisconsin National Guard, released a YouTube video message to Wisconsin troops and their families.

“Know that our state and citizens stand behind you and your families 100-percent,” Governor Walker said. “We will continue to back your efforts to ensure our nation’s freedom and prosperity. We want you to know that when you do come home, you have our full support and assistance as you do transition back into the workforce and your own lives.”

"I ask that as you enjoy the comforts of home and family and your own traditions that you keep these brave airmen and soldiers in your thoughts and prayers this season,” Major General Dunbar said.