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  • Wisconsin Air National Guard leaders visit Kadena

    Leaders from Wisconsin's National Guard visited Kadena Air Base, Japan, March 4, 2015, to learn more about the missions here.U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Gregory Cullen, Wisconsin Air National Guard command chief, and Brig. Gen. Gary Ebben, Wisconsin National Guard assistant adjutant general, visited to see how the deployment of the 115th
  • Overseas deployment provides real-world training opportunity

    Thirty-nine Airmen from the 115th Force Support Squadron, the 115th Logistics Readiness Squadron and Volk Field temporarily deployed for training to Mildenhall Air Force Base, England, in support of the Air Force active-duty component Feb. 12-27.The deployment allowed Airmen to integrate themselves and train alongside active-duty forces overseas,
  • Active duty Airmen call Truax Field home

    Active duty Airmen officially became a part of Truax Field following an assumption of command ceremony in Hangar 406 here Feb. 7.Lt. Col. J. Scott Gibson, commander of the 495th Fighter Group's Detachment 176, stationed at Dane County Regional Airport-Truax Field, was sworn in by Col. James D. McCune, 495th Fighter Group commander."It is truly an
  • Air National Guard team enhances emergency communications

    Six Airmen from the Air National Guard's 115th Fighter Wing joined the Wisconsin Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and high yield Explosive Enhanced Response Force Package Jan. 21, to introduce the states latest emergency communications asset.The Joint Incident Site Communications Capability team, all Air Force trained communication
  • Unified efforts prepare civilian respondents, guard for emergencies

    Thirty-two military personnel and 23 civilians, all from the state of Wisconsin, joined together for three days of unified reception, staging, onward movement and integration training and exercises at Volk Field Air National Guard Base, Camp Douglas, Wisconsin, Nov. 17-19.The three day training and exercise event was designed to test the knowledge
  • Citizen Airmen combine military, civilian expertise to maintain critical air traffic control

    Citizen Airmen are spread throughout our community. They work as fire fighters, policemen, accountants, teachers and administrators. They are prepared to deploy at a moment's notice, and their training provides them with valuable tools they can use in their everyday lives.When a fire struck the Chicago Air Traffic Control Center on Sept. 26, Air
  • Phantom relocation provides innovative training opportunity

    Approximately six months ago, the topic was brought up. Could the 115th Fighter Wing help a local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8483 move an F-4S Phantom II static display from Indiana to Wisconsin?After multiple discussions, PowerPoint presentations and meetings with his leadership, Senior Master Sgt. Dave Dahlke, 115 FW maintenance squadron
  • 115 FW takes home outstanding unit award

    After submitting a wide arrange of accomplishments, the Airmen of the 115th Fighter Wing were informed they were awarded the 2013 Air Force Outstanding Unit Award. This is the eighth time the unit has been selected.The announcement was made during the 2014 Wingman and Family Day in Hangar 406 here Sept. 7."Your dedication and commitment enable the
  • 115 FW puts safety first, receives recognition for outstanding practices

    The 115th Fighter Wing was presented the 2013 William W. Spruance Award, the National Guard Association of the United States' unit safety award, during the 136th General Conference and Exhibition at the McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois, Aug. 25.The 115 FW competed against 88 Air National Guard units, and was presented the annual safety award
  • Gerald Olesen inducted into Wisconsin Air National Guard Hall of Fame

    Retired Brig. Gen. Gerald C. Olesen was inducted into the Wisconsin Air National Guard Hall of Fame during a Sept. 6 ceremony at Joint Force Headquarters.Brig. Gen. Gary Ebben, assistant adjutant general for the Wisconsin Air National Guard, presented Olesen with the award, along with praise for achievements throughout his 41 year military
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