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Chief Master Sgt. Richard D. King, 1st Air Force command chief, met with Airmen with the 115th Fighter Wing at the 115th FW in Madison, Wis., Dec. 3, 2017. King came to the wing to speak with Airmen and to discover what they need to accomplish their jobs more effectively. He also spent time thanking Airmen for their achievements, including temporary deployments helping those suffering from recent hurricane damage. (Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Andrea F. Rhode) 1st Air Force recognizes outstanding Wisconsin Airmen
1st Air Force Command Chief Master Sgt. Richard King visited the Wisconsin Air National Guard’s 115th Fighter Wing, Dec. 3, 2017, as part of an Air Force North support mission to directly engage with Air Control Alert sites throughout North America. The visit allowed King a first-hand look at the Truax Field alert facilities, and an opportunity to speak with the pilots, maintainers and support personnel who perform the 24/7 mission to safeguard U.S. airspace.
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National Guard members from throughout the U.S. gather at Truax Field in Madison, Wisconsin, November 9, 2017, during a week-long Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Victim Advocate Training Course. The 40-hour National Guard Bureau course is a prerequisite for National Guard Airmen selected to become certified victim advocates, and fulfills refresher training requirements for their Army National Guard counterparts. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Paul Gorman) 115th Fighter Wing Hosts Victim Advocate Training
Approximately 20 National Guard members from throughout the U.S. gathered at Truax Field November 6-10, 2017, to attend the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Victim Advocate Training Course. The 40-hour National Guard Bureau course is a prerequisite for National Guard Airmen selected to become certified victim advocates, and fulfills refresher training requirements for their Army National Guard counterparts.
0 11/14
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Airmen of the 115th Fighter Wing Airmen were welcomed home by family and friends in a ceremony held today at Truax Field in Madison, Wis. November 8, 2017.  Approximately 270 Airmen and 12  F-16 Fighting Falcons were deployed to Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea for three months training under the direction of the 8th Fighter Wing at Kunsan as part of a Pacific Air Force Theater Security Package deployment. Fighter Wing Welcomes Home Airmen from South Korea TSP
Approximately 270 Airmen from the Madison-based 115th Fighter Wing returned to Truax Field Nov. 8 after a three-month deployment to Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea. Maj. Gen. Donald Dunbar, Wisconsin's adjutant general, Col. Erik Peterson, 115th Fighter Wing Commander, and senior Wisconsin Air National Guard leaders welcomed home the Airmen at a ceremony at Truax. "Airmen of the 176th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, from the moment you arrived at Kunsan Air Base, your outstanding performance, attitude, and effort resulted in immediate positive impacts," said 115th Fighter Wing Commander Col. Erik Peterson. "Our experienced cadre of pilots immediately set to work instructing numerous inexperienced active component pilots and reducing a tremendous backlog of upgrades both at Kunsan and Osan air bases, while our maintainers similarly demonstrated their experience while improving maintenance processes and repairs."
0 11/10
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A monument dedicated to the farm youth of Wisconsin who have served their country in the defense of freedom, found a new resting place with help from the Airmen of the 115th Fighter Wing Civil Engineering Squadron and Urban Search and Rescue team based out of Truax Field, Madison, Wisconsin. The 18 Airmen invested approximately 60-75 hours into the movement Oct. 14, with many more hours invested behind the scenes with planning and coordination between the 115th FW’s CES, Fire and Emergency Services Flight, and USAR team along with the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, and Wisconsin Department of Administration – Bureau of Real Estate Management. Monument movement provides quality training for National Guard Airmen
A monument dedicated to the farm youth of Wisconsin who have served their country in the defense of freedom, found a new resting place with help from the Airmen of the 115th Fighter Wing Civil Engineering Squadron and Urban Search and Rescue team based out of Truax Field, Madison, Wisconsin. The 18 Airmen invested approximately 60-75 hours into the movement Oct. 14, with many more hours invested behind the scenes with planning and coordination between the 115th FW’s CES, Fire and Emergency Services Flight, and USAR team along with the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, and Wisconsin Department of Administration, Bureau of Real Estate Management.
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Airmen from the 115th Fighter Wing, Wisconsin Air National Guard, are deployed to Kunsan for a 4-month rotation as part of a Theater Security Package, which helps to maintain a deterrent against threats to regional security and stability. Deployed 115th FW Airmen train like they fight
As trained members of the United States Air National Guard, we all want to believe that we train like we fight, but what does that really mean? The Airmen of Madison Wisconsin’s 115th Fighter Wing take the statement, “train like you fight” and exemplify it daily. To them it means to be trained and ready, to be prepared for anything, to complete tasks in a timely manner, while following proper technical data, and to do a quality job, while training up young Airmen to do their jobs skillfully as well.
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Operations manager Edward Tirado (right) communicates with members of the emergency operations center team at the FAA's Puerto Rico Operations Center, Sept. 30, 2017. The partnership between the FAA and the Puerto Rico Air National Guard was instrumental in restoring air traffic operations.  (U.S. Air National Guard Photo by Capt. Matt Murphy) Air National Guard Restores FAA Capabilities for Puerto Rico
A week and a half post hurricane Maria, it is hard to tell the Federal Aviation Administration was at “ground zero” and in the dark with no power or communications capabilities. Now, the air traffic flow at San Juan Luis Munoz Marin International Airport is back to normal thanks to the relationship between the Air National Guard stepped in to help the FAA and restore air operations for the island.
0 10/02
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U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Donald Dunbar, Wisconsin’s adjutant general, briefs a group of Airmen from the 176th Air Expeditionary Maintenance Unit at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Sept. 15, 2017. Airmen from the 115th Fighter Wing, Wisconsin Air National Guard, are deployed to Kunsan for a 4-month rotation as part of a Theater Security Package, which helps to maintain a deterrent against threats to regional security and stability. Dunbar visited Kunsan to see how the Airmen from the 115th FW help enhance 8th FW Airmen’s ability to defend the base, accept follow-on forces and take the fight north. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colby L. Hardin) Kunsan hosts Wisconsin Governor, adjutant general
The Honorable Scott Walker, Governor of Wisconsin, and U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Donald Dunbar, Wisconsin’s adjutant general, visited Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, September 16, 2017, to show support for the Wisconsin Air National Guard’s 115th Fighter Wing Airmen who are currently deployed to Kunsan.
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Wisconsin Air National Guard’s 115th Fighter Wing deploys to U.S. Pacific Command Wisconsin Air National Guard’s 115th Fighter Wing deploys to U.S. Pacific Command
Airmen of the 115th Fighter Wing gathered with their family and friends to bid farewell in a ceremony held at Truax Field, Madison Wisconsin.
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Three F-16 Fighting Falcons, or more commonly known as Vipers, assigned to the 176th Fighter Squadron, 115th Fighter Wing, Wisconsin Air National Guard taxi at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Aug. 8, 2017. 176th Fighter Squadron begins arrival at Kunsan
The 176th started a four-month rotation at Kunsan as a part of a U.S. Pacific Air Forces’ Theater Security Package deployment, which serves as a means to ensure continued commitment to U.S. allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.
0 8/03
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Default Air Force Logo Wisconsin Airmen to deploy in support of U.S. Pacific Command
Airmen and aircraft from the 115th Fighter Wing in Madison, Wisconsin are set to deploy on a four month rotation to Kunsan Air Base, Korea in support of U.S. Pacific Command’s Theater Security Package. The Airmen and aircraft are set to arrive at Kunsan AB in early August.
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