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  • Polish Air Force visits Volk Field

    Members of the Polish Air Force visited the 128th Air Control Squadron, Volk Field Air National Guard Base, Wisconsin, as a part of the State Partnership Program, June 6-17.The four service members spent their time observing large force exercises during the Northern Lightening exercise."They had a chance to interact and observe how our tactics,
  • Alert forces demonstrate mission-readiness

    The Alert Force Operational Assessment for 2015 took place at the 115th Fighter Wing, Madison, Wisconsin, June 8-11.The AFOA team of specialized personnel from 1st Air Force, Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, visited the Aerospace Control Alert site to assess its mission-readiness. These assessments usually come before a no-notice, official North
  • Airman receives top safety recognition

    A senior master sergeant from the 115th Fighter Wing received the highest Air National Guard safety award, May 6 at the annual ANG Executive Safety Summit held at Volk Field Air National Guard Base.Senior Master Sgt. Thomas W. Egstad, occupational safety and health manager, was presented with the ANG Director of Safety Outstanding Achievement
  • Polish Air Force visits Wisconsin ANG

    Members of the Polish Air Force visited the 115th Fighter Wing as a part of the State Partnership Program May 2-8.Two pilots and three maintainers spent the week learning about the differences between their air force and the Air National Guard."It's all about sharing best practices, lessons learned, and tactics, techniques and procedures that lead
  • Airmen, Soldiers practice emergency response procedures

    Airmen from the 115th Fighter Wing joined their fellow Wisconsin National Guard members to perform a two-day Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives Enhanced Response Force Package exercise at Volk Field Air National Guard Base, May 1-2.The exercise allowed service members to prepare for the first ever CERFP one-day inspection,
  • 115 FW remembers Tomfohrde

    Airmen of the 115th Fighter Wing, family members and friends gathered to honor a fellow Airman's service, sacrifices and to recognize her achievements and dedication during a memorial service on base, May 3.Airman 1st Class Kelly C. Tomfohrde, 115 FW tactical aircraft maintenance specialist, lost her life after falling from a fifth-story window at
  • Families, friends welcome Airmen home

    Airmen from the 115th Fighter Wing returned home from their deployment to Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan yesterday.More than 250 Airmen were welcomed home during the ceremony in Hangar 406 on base."Welcome home and thank you for your service," said Col. Jeffrey Wiegand, 115 FW commander. "It is great to have you back. As I said when you left,
  • 115th Fighter Wing Airman dies at Kadena after fall

    An Airman assigned to the Wisconsin Air National Guard's Madison-based 115th Fighter Wing died April 5 following a fall from a fifth-story window in Kadena, Japan.Airman 1st Class Kelly Tomfohrde, 22, a student at the University of Wisconsin- La Crosse and native of Auburndale, Wisconsin, was taken to the U.S. Navy Hospital Okinawa at Camp Foster
  • 115th Fighter Wing Airman falls to death in Kadena, Japan

    An Airman assigned to the 115th Fighter Wing, Wisconsin Air National Guard, died April 5 following a fall from a fifth-story window in Kadena, Japan.The Airman was pronounced dead at 9:51 p.m. local time after being transported to the U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa at Camp Foster.The incident is under investigation.The Airman's name is being withheld
  • EOD Airmen test explosive skill

    Explosive Ordnance Disposal Airmen from the 115th Fighter Wing applied their expertise to solve a real-world problem during a training exercise in Finley, Wisconsin, March 6.The Airmen supported the Juneau County Forestry Department by clearing a beaver dam, allowing water to drain properly and preventing further forest destruction and flooding