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Tech. Sgt. Brian Black, 148th emergency management, helps the first team inspect and prepare their personal protective equipment during a field training exercise at Volk Field Air National Guard Base, Wis., April 4, 2014. Twenty-eight Airmen teamed up from six units for training that encompassed all hazard responses including radiation, chemical and biological situations. The training was part of emergency management’s annual training requirement. (Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Andrea F. Liechti) Midwest Airmen share emergency management know-how
Six units from four states combined their emergency management skills during a field training exercise at Volk Field, April 2-6.The 115th Fighter Wing, 133rd Air Wing, 148th Fighter Wing, 183rd Fighter Wing, 934th Air Wing and 127th Fighter Wing started planning for this year's field training exercise in November 2013."We started planning early to
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Senior Airman Deborah Cerwonka, 177th Medical Group optometry technician, checks a patient’s eyes for glaucoma during Cajun Care 2014 in Abbeville, La., March 2, 2014. During the 10-day mission, residents of Abbeville, La., and the surrounding areas could receive free optometry, dental and medical services. (Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Andrea F. Liechti) Cajun Care 2014 allows ANG Airmen to provide team-based care
For 10 days straight, Air National Guard Airmen from more than 12 different units across the United States, helped Louisiana residents with their health, dental and optometry needs. A group of 15 service members from various units were the first to set up for Cajun Care 2014, which took place in Abbeville, La., Feb. 25-March 6."We came down three
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Default Air Force Logo 1st Air Force command chief visits Cajun Care 2014
The senior enlisted leader for the 1st Air Force visited Air National Guardsmen and Sailors involved in one of the largest medical community outreach efforts in the Delta Region in Abbeville, La., March 1.Chief Master Sgt. Ronald C. Anderson, Jr., 1AF command chief, visited nearly 110 Airmen and Sailors taking part in Cajun Care 2014 to see
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Family and friends alike applaud as Security Forces personnel from the Wisconsin Air National Guard's 115th Fighter Wing return to Dane County Regional Airport March 2, where they are reunited with loved ones for the first time in over six months. Twenty six members of the Wing's Security Forces Squadron deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom/Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa and secured 3,500 personnel and $7.2 billion worth of assets within their area of responsibility. (Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Paul Gorman) Security Forces Airmen return home
Twenty-six security forces Airman from the Wisconsin Air National Guard's 115th Fighter Wing, Madison, Wis., were welcomed home from a deployment to United Arab Emirates today by Gov. Scott Walker, state military leadership and their families.   "We are appreciative of what they have done," said Gov. Scott Walker, Wis.  "The National Guard is
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Default Air Force Logo Wisconsin Air Guard medical personnel to provide real-world care in support of Cajun Care 2014
Air National Guard medical professionals from the 115th Fighter Wing departed Sunday (Feb. 23) to participate in an Innovative Readiness Training (IRT) mission called Cajun Care in Abbeville, La., Feb. 23-March 7. Their mission is to provide medical, dental, pharmaceutical and ophthalmology services to residents from Abbeville and the
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A pilot assigned to the 115th Fighter Wing climbs down from his jet after a training exercise near Key West, Fla., Feb. 3, 2014. The 115th FW came to Key West in February to reduce the likelihood of flight cancelations due to weather. The deployment allowed pilots to test their expertise against dissimilar aircraft. (Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Andrea F. Liechti) Airmen support F-16 training mission
Airmen assigned to the 115th Fighter Wing deployed to Key West, Fla., in support of an F-16 Fighting Falcon training mission Feb. 1-14.The two-week deployment allowed pilots to train against dissimilar aircraft. It ensured flights wouldn't get canceled due to snow storms or weather advisories, it saved wear and tear on the F-16s, and it allowed
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Default Air Force Logo Outstanding Airman recognized statewide
An Air National Guard member from the 115th Fighter Wing, Madison, Wis., was selected as the 2013 Outstanding Senior Non-Commissioned Officer Airman of the Year at the state level and is in competition for national recognition as the 2013 ANG Outstanding Airman of the Year for the whole Guard.Master Sgt. Christian Schweitzer, the fuels information
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Hometown Hero Awards line a table prior to the Hometown Hero Awards ceremony at Volk Field Combat Readiness Training Center, Volk Field, Wis., Jan. 4.  More than 90 people were recognized at the event for their support during Operation Noble Eagle, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. (Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Andrea F. Liechti) Volk Air Guard honors Hometown Heroes
More than 90 Airmen were honored as Hometown Heroes in a Jan. 4 ceremony at Volk Field Combat Readiness Training Center in front of their families, peers, senior Wisconsin National Guard leaders and local officials. "These Airmen took time away from their families and work," said Col. David Romuald, Volk Field CRTC commander. "Each of you being
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Default Air Force Logo 115th Fighter Wing Airman receives Combat Action Badge for service in Afghanistan
Tech. Sgt. Chontelle Southworth, a crew chief with the 115th Fighter Wing, was honored Friday with the Army Combat Action Badge for her duties while assigned to the 97th Agribusiness Development Team at Camp Wright in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, during early 2013.Southworth, who was deployed as a veterinary tech and animal husbandry specialist
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A firefighter from the 115th Civil Engineer Squadron prepares a water hose for use during a bomb exercise at Truax Field, Madison, Wis., Aug. 23, 2013. The Hazmat Pharmacy Environmental building was smoking following a simulated bomb explosion, so firefighters rushed to the scene to rescue victims inside. The exercise was part of a new Air Force Inspection System initiative. (Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Andrea F. Liechti) 'Bomb' tests mission readiness
A large explosion shakes the base. Smoke flows from the front door Building 411. Police vehicles and fire trucks surround the scene.Airmen from the 115th Fighter Wing participated in an unexpected on-base exercise designed to test mission readiness Aug. 23."All of the participants were unaware of the event, or even if there was going to be an
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