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  • Airman Spotlight- Alan & Stephanie Hughes, Hero behind the Hero

    Every Hero has their own hero. For Alan Hughes, it's his wife Stephanie.
  • Honorary Commander spotlight - Dr. Curt Bronkhorst

    The 115th Fighter Wing Honorary Commanders Program is an innovative program that links military commanders with business leaders in the local community. These relationships provide the opportunity for both military and civilian professionals to gain valuable insight and perspectives of different organizations. The program also serves as a vital link for the Wis. Air National Guard to connect with and educate the public on the important missions of the 115th FW.
  • Honorary Commander spotlight - Roger Erikson

    The 115th Fighter Wing Honorary Commanders Program is an innovative program that links military commanders with business leaders in the local community. These relationships provide the opportunity for both military and civilian professionals to gain valuable insight and perspectives of different organizations. The program also serves as a vital link for the Wis. Air National Guard to connect with and educate the public on the important missions of the 115th FW.
  • Air National Guardsmen provide no-cost healthcare at Alabama IRT

    Approximately 60 Air National Guardsmen from the 187th Fighter Wing in Montgomery, Ala., the 115th Fighter Wing in Madison, Wis., and the 128th Air Refueling Wing in Milwaukee, Wis. are receiving valuable deployment readiness training and providing no-cost healthcare to the citizens of lower Alabama during the 2018 Alabama Wellness Innovative
  • Holiday Party showcases 115th FW family support

    When you think of Fighter Jets, you don’t often think of Santa Claus at the same time, but for the children and families of the 115th Fighter Wing this has become a welcome norm. Since 2010, the 115th Fighter Wing Family Support group has coordinated and run the Children’s Holiday Event with the support of many volunteers and donations from external organizations. Often when the families of the 115th FW come together on the base, they are saying goodbye or hello as they prepare for or return from a deployment or training operation, and it’s an emotionally wrought time for all. This past year, family readiness supported the Take Your Child to Work event, Money Habitudes comprehensive airman fitness programming, and Yellow Ribbon events. In addition, family readiness has supported send-offs and returns for both the 115th FW Theater Security Package deployment and 128th Air Control Squadron deployment, said Tanya Genz, the 115th FW airman and family readiness program manager. With an event like the Children's Holiday party, we show just some of the support that we can offer to the families of the base and it is fun for everyone involved.
  • Deployed Airmen share Y-Cord launch

    Crew chiefs deployed with the 176th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Unit were able to share their experience with Airmen assigned to other functional areas with the 176th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron during their recent deployment to Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea. Spearheaded by the 176th EFS First Sergeants, Airmen were able to sign up to watch a launch close up, and were able to actually assist with it. A double communications cable, “Y-cord” allowed headsets worn by the both the crew chief and the Airman to share communications, the Airman were allowed to walk through the launch directly alongside the crew chiefs.
  • Flying High with the Milwaukee Bucks' Rim Rockers

    Airmen of the 115th Fighter Wing and their families were able to take a break together, at the end of the regularly scheduled drill day, Sept. 9 at Truax Field, Madison, Wisconsin to enjoy a visit from Milwaukee Bucks' Rashad Vaughn and the Rim Rockers and Hoop Troop, along with the Milwaukee Bucks Dancers and Bango, the Bucks mascot. The performance held in a hanger at Truax Field, Madison, Wisconsin, was part of Milwaukee Bucks outreach, Statewide Tour presented by Pick ‘n Save, which ran Sept. 8-10 and Sept. 15-17. Four Rim Rockers, six Milwaukee Bucks Dancers, three Hoop Troop, Bango and Rashad Vaughn visited the base providing entertainment at the end of a busy work day, amidst lots of smiles and cheering from the fans in attendance. The visit was part of a larger tour, with 14 stops that weekend alone.
  • Unit Safety Reps visit Oshkosh Defense

    While touring Oshkosh Defense April 26, 2017, the 115th Fighter Wing unit safety representatives learned just what it takes to be an OSHA-VPP Star work site. The visit focused primarily on safety collaboration with fifteen USRs of the 115th FW learning about the outstanding efforts of Oshkosh Defense that earned the respected Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Voluntary Protection Program Star work site rating. The 115th Airmen took away a number of concepts they hope to integrate into the 115th FW safety program, as they learned more about the employees and business practices of the remarkable safety culture at Oshkosh Defense.
  • Audacious Warriors EOD Training

    Explosive ordnance disposal specialists from across the nation honed their skills during two weeks of intensive training known as Audacious Warrior, an exercise held between two training bases in Wisconsin, June 19-30, 2017. Audacious Warrior began six years ago as part of a larger training event, and has continued to grow and evolve each year since becoming its own exercise. EOD members attended from Delaware, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oregon, Texas and Wisconsin. Audacious Warrior was conducted between sites at Volk Field Air National Guard Base, Camp Douglas and Fort McCoy Total Force Training Center. Members of the 115th Fighter Wing EOD team and 115th FW Security Forces facilitated the training for approximately 25 members.
  • CDDAR aircraft movement coordination

    It’s not every day that members of the 115th Fighter Wing Crashed, Damaged, Disabled Aircraft Recovery team hook up a 1966 John Deere 4020 tractor to tow a 1969 A-7 Corsair II Aircraft through city streets, but that is exactly what happened on June 13, 2017 in Wausau, Wis. The A-7 was towed by the tractor as nine members of the 115th FW CDDAR team directed the safe movement of the aircraft through the streets of Wausau to its new resting place, in Alexander Airport Park, near Wausau’s Downtown Airport.
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