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  • Wing leadership recognizes safety needs

    Airmen from the 115th Fighter Wing gathered in hangar 406 for a Wing safety briefing June 3.The briefing gave Col. Erik Peterson, 115th FW commander, and Maj. Robert Sandwith, 115th FW chief of safety, an opportunity to address safety concerns and priorities base wide.“Obviously this is a serious issue within the Air Force,” Sandwith said. “What we
  • Airmen discover Sijan courage, dedication

    Flames engulfed his aircraft. He was able to eject, but the violence of that ejection seat ripped off his helmet and his first aid kit. He went down into the jungle below. Limestone pillars jetted out of the triple canopy forest, making it impossible for a rescue.Capt. Lance P. Sijan, Air Force F-4 Phantom pilot, spent the final days of his life
  • 115 FW hosts Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

    The 115th Fighter Wing invited Airmen and their children to partake in National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day April 26, 2018 at the wing here. Approximately 100 children came to work with their parents to see what they do at the 115th FW day in, day-out. The event featured interactive displays from the 115th Civil Engineer Squadron’s
  • 115th FW participates in Sexual Assault Awareness Month

    In 2001 the U.S. nationally began observing April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month to emphasize that everyone is responsible for helping increase the prevention and awareness of sexual assault.The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office at the 115th Fighter Wing works consistently to find ways to increase awareness and eliminate sexual
  • Madison Airmen Exercise Communications Capabilities

    Members of the 115th Fighter Wing participated in the State Interoperable Mobile Communications Exercise in Fitchburg and surrounding areas, Feb. 7-8.  SIMCOM offers the 115th FW’s Joint Interoperability Site Communications Capability team a chance to support civil authorities participating in the three-day event. Airmen have the opportunity to
  • Airmen receive recognition for 2017 achievements

    The 115th Fighter Wing conducted their 2017 annual awards ceremony this past Saturday January 6, 2018. More than 600 Air National Guard members were in attendance to witness fellow wingmen become recognized for outstanding achievements. Award winners were brought to stage to be personally congratulated by leadership.
  • 1st Air Force recognizes outstanding Wisconsin Airmen

    1st Air Force Command Chief Master Sgt. Richard King visited the Wisconsin Air National Guard’s 115th Fighter Wing, Dec. 3, 2017, as part of an Air Force North support mission to directly engage with Air Control Alert sites throughout North America. The visit allowed King a first-hand look at the Truax Field alert facilities, and an opportunity to speak with the pilots, maintainers and support personnel who perform the 24/7 mission to safeguard U.S. airspace.
  • 115th Fighter Wing hosts Victim Advocate Training

    Approximately 20 National Guard members from throughout the U.S. gathered at Truax Field November 6-10, 2017, to attend the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Victim Advocate Training Course. The 40-hour National Guard Bureau course is a prerequisite for National Guard Airmen selected to become certified victim advocates, and fulfills refresher training requirements for their Army National Guard counterparts.
  • Fighter Wing welcomes home Airmen from South Korea TSP

    Approximately 270 Airmen from the Madison-based 115th Fighter Wing returned to Truax Field Nov. 8 after a three-month deployment to Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea. Maj. Gen. Donald Dunbar, Wisconsin's adjutant general, Col. Erik Peterson, 115th Fighter Wing Commander, and senior Wisconsin Air National Guard leaders welcomed home the Airmen at a ceremony at Truax. "Airmen of the 176th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, from the moment you arrived at Kunsan Air Base, your outstanding performance, attitude, and effort resulted in immediate positive impacts," said 115th Fighter Wing Commander Col. Erik Peterson. "Our experienced cadre of pilots immediately set to work instructing numerous inexperienced active component pilots and reducing a tremendous backlog of upgrades both at Kunsan and Osan air bases, while our maintainers similarly demonstrated their experience while improving maintenance processes and repairs."
  • Monument movement provides quality training for National Guard Airmen

    A monument dedicated to the farm youth of Wisconsin who have served their country in the defense of freedom, found a new resting place with help from the Airmen of the 115th Fighter Wing Civil Engineering Squadron and Urban Search and Rescue team based out of Truax Field, Madison, Wisconsin. The 18 Airmen invested approximately 60-75 hours into the movement Oct. 14, with many more hours invested behind the scenes with planning and coordination between the 115th FW’s CES, Fire and Emergency Services Flight, and USAR team along with the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, and Wisconsin Department of Administration, Bureau of Real Estate Management.