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  • Traditional Airman tackles new role during COVID-19

    Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Airmen across the base have been utilized in capacities different from their typical work environments. Traditional Airmen, Airmen who typically only come to base for drill or annual training days, have also stepped up to the plate and taken on new full-time roles. Airman 1st Class Alyssa Meyers, 115th Fighter Wing emergency manager, is one of those Airmen who traded in her typical days as a full-time college student to work full time in the Joint Operations Center during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Command post Airmen maintain operations during COVID-19

    When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, and leadership directed safe working operations, command post Airmen were limited. While many people across base started working from home to mitigate exposure to COVID-19, Airmen in the command post had to find alternative safety measures.
  • Wisconsin student flight Airmen donate food during pandemic

    Twenty-two student flight Airmen from across the state of Wisconsin joined together to collect and donate food items to local food pantries. Together they were able to donate 3,515 items during the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring non-perishable food was available for families that needed it most.
  • 115th Fighter Wing shows support during COVID-19 pandemic by flying over several Wisconsin communities

    The 115th Fighter Wing would like to pay tribute to all of America’s heroes, including health care workers and first responders who have tirelessly supported communities across Wisconsin during the COVID-19 pandemic response.  The 115 FW will perform a flyover with four F-16 Fighting Falcons, over the skies of Wisconsin on Tuesday, May 12.The
  • Truax Field selected to receive F-35 Joint Strike Fighter

    The United States Air Force announced today that the 115th Fighter Wing, Truax Field Air National Guard Base, will receive the F-35A Lightning II aircraft.
  • Pilots maintain flying hours during pandemic

    The alarms sound. Maintainers run to their jets to get them ready, while pilots gear up for their Fertile Keynote. In a matter of minutes, the Aerospace Control Alert F-16 Fighting Falcons are in the skies.Fertile Keynotes are exercises that allow pilots to practice intercepting aircraft, just like they would in a real-world scenario. These
  • Wisconsin Airmen return home

    More than 200 Airmen assigned to the 115th Fighter Wing and the 378th Fighter Squadron were welcomed home from Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan during a return ceremony in Hangar 406 Nov. 9.The Airmen were integral in supporting Operation Freedom Sentinel and NATO’s Resolute Support during their four month tour.“Airmen of the 176th Expeditionary
  • The history of the Wisconsin Air Guard in space

    The Air Force's role in space can be traced back to the establishment of the Western Development Division in July of 1954 when work began on developing the ICBM, launch vehicles that would also be adapted to place military satellites into space. Then in September of 1982, the Air Force Space Command was established to serve as the Air Force’s operational command for military space systems. Over the years, the Wisconsin Air National Guard has supported this space mission. A July 1996 issue of the BAM, the newspaper for the 115th Fighter Wing, highlighted this contribution.
  • Wisconsin Airmen depart for Southwest Asia

    The last of more than 250 members of the Air National Guard’s 115th Fighter Wing and 378th Fighter Squadron active associate departed Truax Field for Southwest Asia July 21.
  • Wisconsin Airmen to gain valuable training at New York IRT

    More than 50 Wisconsin Air National Guardsmen assigned to the 115th Fighter Wing will be providing care to the citizens of New York July 11 - July 20 as part of an Innovative Readiness Training.