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26 Security Forces Airmen from the 15th Fighter Wing, Madison, Wis., received final training at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Aug. 1313 and made final preparations for a six-month deployment to provide base defense at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia.  The training is part of a 21-day program designed to give Airmen the latest in real world threats and prepare them for success while deployed.  Pictured here are the SFS Airmen in battle dress along with senior leadership who observed their  training, including Brig. Gen.  Gary Ebben, Wis. Assistant Adjutant General for Air, left, and Col. Jeffrey Wiegand, 115th FW commander to his right.  (Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Roth) WI Security Forces Airman ready to deploy
Twenty-six security forces Airmen from the Wisconsin Air National Guard's 115th Fighter Wing, based in Madison, Wis., participated in pre-deployment training on American soil on their way to protect U.S. and allied interests around the world.The 115th Security Forces Squadron personnel received comprehensive training Aug. 13 as part of a three-week
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2013
A rifle participant aims at his target during the 2nd Annual Explosive Ordnance Disposal Warrior 3-Gun Shoot at the Deerfield Rod and Gun Club in Deerfield, Wis., July 27, 2013. Attendees could buy t-shirts with smaller targets on them, for a chance to earn more points during the event. Money raised throughout the day was donated to the EOD Warrior Foundation, an organization that supports EOD warriors and their families, and maintains the EOD Memorial. (Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Andrea F. Liechti) EOD Airmen raise money to donate
Dark clouds, a chance of rain and cool temperatures didn't deter people from attending the 2nd Annual Explosive Ordnance Disposal Warrior 3-Gun Shoot at the Deerfield Rod and Gun Club in Deerfield on July 27. More than 70 people participated in the shotgun, pistol and/or rifle shooting events, raising approximately $10,000 throughout the day. The
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2013
115th Fighter Wing budget analyst Joshua Johnson tees off for the 2013 Falcon Open charity golf tournament at Bridges Golf Course in Madison, Wis. June 7. Proceeds from the event raised over $7000 to assist local Air National Guard Airmen and their families in times of need. Charity golf outing 'CARES' for Airmen
Nearly 90 golfers came together to swing their clubs at the Falcon Open, a charity golf outing at the Bridges Golf Course in Madison, June 7 and raised over $7,000 to assist employees of the 115th Fighter Wing, Joint Force Headquarters, Volk Field Combat Readiness Training Center and their families in times of need.The Falcon Open first adopted the
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2013
115th Fighter Wing safety NCOIC, SMSgt Thomas Egstadt, and Chief of Safety, Maj Joseph Walter, accept recognition for the Wing's second consecutive "star" rating in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Vountary Protection Program by Madison Area OSHA director Kim Still, April 11, 2013. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by MSgt Paul Gorman) Fighter wing receives Star recognition
In a ceremony held April 11, the 115th Fighter Wing was recognized for its commitment to safety when it received a Star recognition in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Voluntary Protection Program. The Star recognition is for employers and employees who demonstrate exemplary achievement in the prevention and control of occupation
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Senior Airman David Nelson, 115th Fighter Wing fuel shop, tests his gas mask for a good seal at the Credit Union building on Truax Field on April 7. Nelson used different breathing techniques and moved his head various directions to ensure his mask had a good seal throughout the testing. Airman at the 115th Fighter Wing just received the M50 gas masks and will all be required to accomplish the fit-tests on their masks. (Air National Guard photo by Andrea F. Liechti) M50, a breath of fresh air
The Airman adjusts his gas mask, pulling the bottom straps of his mask to get a tight seal. Once his mask is donned, he gives the go-ahead to the fit-test monitor and follows the commands she gives. He takes normal breaths, breathes deeply, moves his head from shoulder to shoulder, up and down, and finishes the exercises with chin rotations. A
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Maj. Gen. Donald P. Dunbar, adjutant general of Wisconsin, presents the Purple Heart to Tech. Sgt. Cristian A. Bennett, 115th Fighter Wing assistant program security manager, during a ceremony in Madison, Wis., Feb. 4. Bennett received the medal for injuries received when his Humvee was struck by an improvised explosive device during a security escort mission in Iraq on Feb. 24, 2006.  Airman receives Purple Heart for injuries sustained during convoy in Iraq
Members of the 115th Fighter Wing work hard to recognize Airmen for their accomplishments -- even when they are too humble to consider their feats and triumphs as "award worthy."Tech. Sgt. Cristian A. Bennett, 115 FW assistant program security manager, is an Airman who does his job and accomplishes tasks put in front of him. According to those he
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2013
Chief Master Sgt. David Martin, 115th Civil Engineer Squadron, clears walking paths at Truax Field's 115th Fighter Wing as Winter Storm Draco continues to drop snow across the Northern Midwest Dec. 20. Although many local businesses and school are closed throughout the area, the 115th Fighter Wing remains open and ready for business. “The Wisconsin Air National Guard stands ready to execute our state mission, including domestic operations, by supporting relief efforts during natural disasters -- such as severe blizzards,” said 115th Fighter Wing Commander Col. Jeffrey Wiegand. “Our Airmen are ready, trained and equipped to respond on a moment’s notice.” Wisconsin Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Jon LaDue 115th Fighter Wing mission continues despite Winter Storm Draco
Wisconsin is no stranger to snow.But when a snow storm is big enough to merit its own name, Wisconsinites tend to listen.Winter Storm Draco has already produced heavy amounts of snowfall across the Northern Midwest. The anticipation itself was enough for many businesses and nearly every school in the Madison area to close their doors Dec. 20. But
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Default Air Force Logo Employment Website Teams With Joining Forces
Employment website Monster.com is collaborating with the White House's Joining Forces campaign and will contribute to the initiative's goal of hiring or training an additional 250,000 veterans and military spouses by the end of 2014, Acting Commerce Department Secretary Rebecca M. Blank announced here yesterday at the National Veteran Employment
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2012
Default Air Force Logo Guard members prepare for variety of roles in presidential inauguration
Approximately 6,000 Army and Air National Guard members from 15 states and territories are preparing to take part in and support the 57th Presidential Inauguration, said officials. "They will be coming into the District of Columbia, processed in and will go out to several parts of the city where they will support these events," said Army Maj. Gen.
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Default Air Force Logo Gov. Walker promotes general officer in Wisconsin National Guard
Gov. Scott Walker formally promoted Col. Gary Ebben to the rank of brigadier general during a Dec. 5 ceremony in the Senate Chamber of the State Capitol in Madison, Wis. Ebben, of Sun Praire, Wis., is the Assistant Adjutant General for Air. He has served more than three decades in the Wisconsin Air National Guard, enlisting as an air operations
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