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  • Airmen receive recognition at annual awards ceremony

    More than 800 Airmen attended the 115th Fighter Wing's annual awards ceremony in Hangar 406 on base Jan. 7.During the ceremony, there were eight categories of awards presented, including Airman of the Year, Non-commissioned Officer of the Year and Company Grade Officer of the Year, among others."I am extremely proud to serve with the outstanding
  • 115th Fighter Wing gains new commander

    Airmen of the 115th Fighter Wing attended the wing change of command ceremony in hangar 406 Oct. 1.During the ceremony, Maj. Gen. Donald P. Dunbar, Wisconsin adjutant general, thanked Wiegand for his contributions as commander of the wing. He then assured the Airmen in attendance that the incoming commander would continue to build on Wiegand's
  • Wisconsin Guardsmen support innovative training

    More than 80 Soldiers and Airmen from the Wisconsin National Guard traveled to Pleasanton, California Sept. 15-19, for an Innovative Readiness Training exercise intended to improve their deployment and readiness capabilities.The four day event, titled East Bay Stand Down, allowed the service members to meet critical training requirements while
  • Wisconsin provides premiere joint training opportunity

    Active duty and guard service members and aircraft from across the nation participated in the 2016 Northern Lighting Exercise at Volk Field Air National Guard Base, Wisconsin, Aug. 22-Sept. 2.The two-week exercise allowed more than 1,000 service members and both fourth and fifth generation aircraft an opportunity to train together. The F-16
  • Wisconsin Airmen gain state mission insight

    Thirty-three Airmen from across the state of Wisconsin participated in the Junior Enlisted Orientation Program held throughout the state July 26-28.The program gave enlisted Airmen a chance to travel to the 115th Fighter Wing, Volk Field Air National Guard Base and the 128th Air Refueling Wing, gaining insight into the various missions each has and
  • Truax fire department receives accreditation

    The 115th Fighter Wing Truax Fire and Emergency Services fire department became the first in Dane County and the ninth in the state to be accredited during an accreditation hearing in Orlando, Florida, March 16.The Commission on Fire Accreditation International hearing was the final benchmark during the more than 2-year accreditation process."Our
  • Live missiles showcase pilots', maintainers' skills

    Airmen from the 115th Fighter Wing, Madison, Wisconsin, participated in the Combat Archer exercise conducted at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, May 4-21.The 53rd Weapons Evaluation Group hosted the two-week exercise designed to showcase air-to-air capabilities."This exercise was a special mission since it has been over a decade since our pilots
  • 115th Fighter Wing hosts regional safety meeting

    The 115th Fighter Wing hosted the American Society of Safety Engineers region V operating committee meeting on base April 7-8.Each year the meeting is held at a different location. It gives members an opportunity to tour various companies and facilities, and also learn occupational safety and health administration tips from the safety teams that
  • Wisconsin Airmen help train tomorrow's pilots

    More than 100 Airmen with the Air National Guard's 115th Fighter Wing and 378th Fighter Squadron returned to Truax Field April 16 following a two week aircraft deployment to Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.While deployed, eight of the unit's F-16 Fighting Falcons served as realistic adversary aircraft for advanced training in weapons and tactics
  • Active Associate competition builds comradery

    The 115th Fighter Wing Airmen and active-duty Airmen from the 378th Fighter Squadron stationed at Truax Field, Madison, Wisconsin, participated in an air-to-ground combat competition held at Homestead Air Reserve Base, Florida, Feb. 19-26.Five F-16 Fighting Falcons and more than 45 Airmen deployed to compete against two other Total Force