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Tech. Sgt. Jeremy Wrolstad and Master Sgt. Todd Brueggeman, 115th Maintenance Squadron, repair a very-high frequency radio antenna on a F-16C Fighting Falcon May 27 in Bldg 400. The VHF radios are used as the pilot's auxiliary communications tool and the repair is done, on average, once a year per aircraft. (Photo by Tech. Sgt. Jon LaDue) Maintainers repair F-16 VHF antenna

0 6/17
2009
Nick Antonio, a Voluntary Protection Program inspector for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, talks about emergency eye wash stations with Tech. Sgt. Matt Marose, 115th Maintenance Squadron. Mr. Antonio was part of a four-person inspection team who evaluated Truax Field in areas of safety, training and hazardous waste management. Following the week-long inspection, the team announced they would be recommending the wing for the VPP-Star, which is OSHA's highest rating. (Photo by Master Sgt. Dan Richardson) Truax adds 'Star' to 'Legacy of Excellence'
After a week-long inspection, the 115th Fighter Wing has been recommended to the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration for a Star rating in the Voluntary Protection Program. The four-member OSHA inspection team, toured Truax Field May 4 through 8 evaluating numerous plans, processes and procedures that regulate the wing's safety,
0 6/16
2009
Ed Jilbert, 115th Civil Engineer Squadron facility maintenance specialist, installs a
light emitting diode fixture into the ceiling of the CE squadron building Mar. 24.
The LED lighting has an annual energy savings of more than 80 percent over
current flourescent fixtures. The LED lights are a small part of a comprehensive
energy reduction and renewable energy utilization plan for the 115th Fighter Wing. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Jon LaDue) Truax Field continues going 'green'
When Airmen of the 115th Civil Engineer Squadron tell people they are "going green," there is an emphasis on going, as in ... ongoing. Despite already being the first, and only, Air National Guard base of 92 to purchase 100 percent of its power from renewable "green" energy sources, the 115th Fighter Wing refuses to rest on its successes. With an
0 6/09
2009
Staff Sgt. Weston Chadwick, 115th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, stands behind Lt. Gen. Harry Wyatt, the Director of the Air National Guard, at an Armed Services House Committee that addressed the Air Sovereignty Alert Mission. (Photo: Courtesy) Truax Airman takes concerns to House
In April I was sent to Washington D.C. for a House Armed Services Committee hearing on Air Sovereignty Alert operations. The hearing was prompted by a January 2009 General Accountability Office report on Homeland Defense. I met with Lt. Gen. Harry Wyatt, Director of the Air National Guard in his office at the Pentagon. The Pentagon was not what I
0 6/08
2009
Members from the 115th FIghter Wing fish on Lake Wisconsin May 8 as part of the 3rd Annual 115th FW Fishing Tournament. Ten two-person teams competed in the competition. (Photo by Master Sgt. Dan Richardson) Airmen take to Lake Wisconsin for fishing tourney
Jesse Ramirez and Dave Dahlke reeled in a combined 15.51 pounds to best nine other teams in the Third Annual 115th Fighter Wing Fishing Tournament on Lake Wisconsin May 8. The winning team turned in six Largemouth Bass for a convincing victory over second place finishers Dan Richardson and Shane Holden who caught three Largemouth Bass for a
0 6/08
2009
(Left to right) Brad Keil, Middleton Police Chief, Dr. Peter Karofsky, Staff Sgt. Tyson Hall, 115th Contracting Squadron, and Middleton Mayor Kurt Sonnentag stand together following a recognition ceremony for Sergeant Hall for his lifesaving rescue April 18 at Middleton High School. (Photo: Courtesy) Truax Airman applies life-saving skills, receives award
Many Airmen have received Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training from the military. Few, however, have had the chance to actually utilize the knowledge and skills they learned. On an ordinary day, Staff Sgt. Tyson Hall, 115th Contracting Squadron, ran across an incident that afforded him just that chance. While in MIddleton, Wis. and speaking
0 6/08
2009
Airman 1st Class Johanna Brooks, Air National Guard - Band of the Northwest member, sings a pop song as part of their concert practice following a full day of pre-deployment training at Volk Field Combat Readiness Training Center, Wis., April 17. Two other bands participated in the training which readies 30 ANG band members to deploy overseas to aid a strained active duty band element this summer. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Jon LaDue) Air National Guard Bands build 'bonds of friendship through music'
Collectively they are armed with everything from bass guitars and drum sticks to keyboards and microphones. They are Airmen ... better yet, they are rock-band Airmen. Their mission is to inspire, motivate and raise morale through music. They play the same popular rock, pop and country music heard on the radio today. Now, they are not only capable
0 5/19
2009
Staff Sgt. Jose Irizarry, a crew chief from the Air National Guard’s 115th Fighter Wing in Madison, Wis., inspects an air speed indicator on an F-16C Fighting Falcon prior to flight.  The 115th FW participated in an air-to-air combat training skills along side their naval counterparts from the Strike Fighter Squadron 2 (VFA-2), Naval Air Station Lemoore, Calif. during a two-week training mission. Air Force, Navy combine for air combat skills training
Setting aside their disagreements on which state has better cheese, pilots from the Air National Guard's 115th Fighter Wing in Madison, Wis. honed their air-to-air combat training skills along side their naval counterparts from the Strike Fighter Squadron 2 (VFA-2), Naval Air Station Lemoore, Calif. during a two-week training mission at NAS Key
0 4/29
2009
A two ship of F-16C Fighting Falcons from the 115th Fighter Wing, Wisconsin Air National Guard on a routine training mission in the skies over Wisconsin October 21st, 2008. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Master Sgt. Paul Gorman) (RELEASED) 115th Fighter Wing F-16s respond to suspicious aircraft
Air National Guard fighter aircraft from two states intercepted a suspicious aircraft as it flew into U.S. airspace on Monday afternoon. North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) directed F16C's assigned to the 148th Fighter Wing (FW) in Duluth, Minn., to initially intercept the plane near Michigan's Upper Peninsula before handing off the
0 4/07
2009
Tech. Sgt. Michael Harvey, 115th Security Forces Squadron, provides cordon security  around Bldg. 500 following a report of a suspicious package during an exercise here March 18. The joint exercise included many different units on Truax Field as well as the U.S. Postal Service, Federal Bureau of Investigation and the 54th Civil Support Team. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Master Sgt. Dan Richardson) Truax hosts joint 'suspicious' package exercise
"For the Commander Truax Field"   Emergency responders got the call shortly after it was discovered -- approximately 7:40 a.m. They weren't exactly sure what they were responding to, but it was "suspicious." It was a small cardboard box, taped up and found in the command suite of Bldg. 500. It was addressed to the commander with no return address,
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