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  • 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.
  • Airmen take on the role of a lifetime during Northern Lightning

    The audible rumble of jets over the skies in and around Volk Field Air National Guard Base permeated the airspace May 6-17. This was to be expected as Northern Lightning, one of the premier Air National Guard bi-annual exercises focused on close air support, or CAS, was underway. The exercise featured various branches of service and units from across the country, all with unique missions and stories.
  • Active-duty service members work hand in hand with WIANG troops

    Over four years ago active-duty service members began working hand in hand with Wisconsin Air National Guard troops as part of the U.S. Air Force’s Total Force Integration. As a continued effort to inject active-duty personnel into every Air National Guard and Reserve fighter unit, the active-duty components 378th Fighter Squadron was activated at Truax Field November 8, 2015, to augment members of the 115th Fighter Wing. Now the 378th FS is composed of approximately 50 active-duty Airmen that are spread out across 14 different career fields in Madison.
  • Supportive Employers Fly High

    A group of approximately 20 employers attended the Madison Boss Lift, hosted by Wisconsin Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Wednesday April, 24 at Truax Field, Madison Wisconsin. With the support of the 128th Air Refueling Wing, Milwaukee and 115th Fighter Wing, Madison employers were given a very rare experience.ESGR, a Department of
  • Corporate engagement enhances wing safety

    Members of the 115th Fighter Wing safety team met with their civilian counterparts from Midwest energy company Alliant Energy at Truax Field Mar. 7, as part of an ongoing safety focused partnership between the organizations
  • 115 FW in the running for the Disney Award

    A panel of evaluators from the National Restaurant Association inspected the 115th Fighter Wing services flight during the March drill. The inspection came as part of the Airmen’s efforts to achieve the Air National Guard’s Senior Master Sgt. Kenneth Disney Award.  The Disney award recognizes the best dining facilities in the ANG. The 115th FW is
  • 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.
  • Amidst winter months Wis. Airman takes 2nd place in fitness contest

    As part of his new years resolution, Staff Sgt. Adam Pipp, an aerospace ground equipment journeyman assigned to the 115th Maintenance Group, Truax Field, Wisconsin, entered an online body transformation fitness contest in January of 2018.
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