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  • Volk Field hosts ammo training competition

    Volk Field Combat Readiness Training Center once again demonstrated its value as a premiere training destination for America’s Airmen during an innovative two-week competition in June.Two Wisconsin National Guard Airmen recognized a training need within the Air National Guard ammo community — and they, along with countless others, found a
  • Family tradition: Father, son deploy together over Father’s Day

    Deployment involves sacrifice. Military members often say goodbye to loved ones only to miss holidays, birthdays, first steps, graduations, and other important milestones in the lives of friends and family back home. However, sometimes military members have one less goodbye to make and deploy alongside their family, making the sting of separation a bit easier to bear.
  • Volk Field offers valuable crash, recovery training

    The unthinkable happens. An aircraft goes down, there’s panic, there’s chaos and there’s destruction. The Crash Damage or Disabled Aircraft Recovery (CDDAR) team is one of the specialized, highly trained teams that would respond to this type of situation. To ensure team members are up to the task, the Volk Field Air National Guard base recently
  • Wisconsin Air Guard unit heads to Southwest Asia

    Gov. Scott Walker and senior Wisconsin National Guard leaders joined families and friends in bidding farewell to approximately 110 Airmen of the Wisconsin Air National Guard’s 128th Air Control Squadron (ACS) during a sendoff ceremony Friday (May 12).The unit, which manages military air traffic, will serve for several months at an undisclosed
  • National Guard chief visits Northern Lightning exercise at Volk Field

    Gen. Joseph Lengyel, the Chief of the National Guard Bureau and a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was in Wisconsin last week (May 5) to observe Northern Lightning, an annual counterland joint training exercise involving active duty and National Guard units.“One of my top priorities is to provide governors and the Army and Air Force ready
  • Volk Field to host Northern Lightning May 1-12

    Volk Field Combat Readiness Training Center will host aircraft and personnel from multiple active duty Air Force, National Guard and Navy units as part of the annual Northern Lightning Counterland training exercise May 1-12.
  • Volk Field unveils new operations center during ribbon-cutting ceremony

    The Volk Field Air National Guard Base unveiled their newly renovated Counterland Operations Center during a ribbon-cutting ceremony today.Leadership at the ceremony included Brig. Gen. Gary Ebben, Wisconsin’s deputy adjutant general for Air; Col. David May, Volk Field Air National Guard commander; and Col. Chad Milne, Wisconsin director of air
  • 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
  • Volk Field gains new commander

    Airmen, state leaders, family and friends attended the change of command ceremony at Volk Field Air National Guard Base, Camp Douglas, Wisconsin, Aug. 13.After three and one-half years, Col. David W. Romuald relinquished command of Volk Field -- which includes the Combat Readiness Training Center, the 128th Air Control Squadron, and the 126th
  • 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,
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