115th Fighter Wing earns top readiness rating

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  • By Lt. Col. Chris Rodel
  • 115th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
The Wisconsin Air National Guard's 115th Fighter Wing in Madison was pronounced "NORAD Mission Ready" - the highest available rating - following a surprise inspection of its alert forces last week.

An Inspector General team from the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) came to Madison Aug. 26 and presented what they called the most intense scenario they have ever given in an alert forces evaluation. 115th Fighter Wing alert pilots responded to a complex, multiple-aircraft scenario involving threat simulations and real-world safety considerations.

As a result of the evaluation, the unit's command and control function was highlighted as a "best practice" for exceptional coordination with related military and civilian agencies.

The 115th Fighter Wing has been constantly on alert since Sept. 11, 2001, and currently maintains the alert mission under Operation Noble Eagle, the United States' air sovereignty program.

Elements of the 115th Fighter Wing are currently preparing to deploy overseas later this month in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.

For more information, photographs and video of the 115th Fighter Wing, go to:
www.115fw.ang.af.mil or call the 115th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Office at (608) 245-4395