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An F-35 Lightning II flies past the tower at Hardwood Range, near Finley, Wis., during the 2016 Northern Lightning Exercise at Volk Field Air National Guard Base, Camp Douglas, Wis., Aug. 31, 2016. More than 1,000 service members and both fourth and fifth generation aircraft had the opportunity to train together during the two-week exercise. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Andrea F. Rhode) 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
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2016
Default Air Force Logo 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
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Lt. Pawel Nogalski, Polish Air Force ground control intercept weapons director, observes 115th Fighter Wing F-16 Fighting Falcons in the operations module at the 128th Air Control Squadron, Volk Field Air National Guard Base, Wisconsin, June 10, 2015. As part of the State Partnership Program, four service members from Poland spent their time in the United States working beside 128 ACS Airmen. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Andrea F. Rhode) 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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2015
Airmen from the Crash, Damage, Disabled Aircraft Recovery training team work together to recover a jet during an exercise at Volk Field Air National Guard Base, Camp Douglas, Wis., Oct. 4, 2014. CDDAR teams from across the nation were tested with simulated aircraft crash exercises, and as their leadership stood back, were forced to make decisions on how to transport and/or recover the aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Roth) Volk CDDAR exercise provides vital training opportunities
Certification requirements are a vital part of the Air National Guard's training programs. Finding a location to meet those requirements can be somewhat of a challenge for Guard leadership.That is where the Volk Field Air National Guard Base, Wisconsin, comes into play. It is the location of the Combat Readiness Training Center, a training center
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2014
Wisconsin Air National Guard members work with Wisconsin civilian authorities during a unified reception, staging, onward movement and integration exercise at Volk Field Air National Guard Base, Camp Douglas, Wis., Nov. 19, 2014. The URSOI training and exercise event lasted three days and tested the knowledge and response capabilities of Wisconsin’s civilian and military personnel during emergency situations. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Andrea F. Rhode) Unified efforts prepare civilian respondents, guard for emergencies
Thirty-two military personnel and 23 civilians, all from the state of Wisconsin, joined together for three days of unified reception, staging, onward movement and integration training and exercises at Volk Field Air National Guard Base, Camp Douglas, Wisconsin, Nov. 17-19.The three day training and exercise event was designed to test the knowledge
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2014
Sgt. Eugene Aten, of the Wisconsin Army National Guard's 32nd Military Police Company, approaches a group of evacuated local residents making their way toward a traffic control point. The scenario was part of PATRIOT 12, a National Guard domestic response exercise that included both military and civilian agencies. Wisconsin National Guard photo by Sgt. Robert Waight Wisconsin Guard members take part in national emergency response exercise
Nearly 600 Wisconsin National Guard Soldiers and Airmen were among more than 1,100 military personnel - as well as local, state and federal emergency responders from across the nation - to converge on the Wisconsin Air National Guard's Volk Field Combat Readiness Training Center July 13-20 for the National Guard's PATRIOT 12 domestic response
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2012
1st. Lt. Jerome Volk, seen at his F-80 Shooting Star fighter jet in October 1951 while deployed in support of the Korean War. Volk, the first Wisconsin Air National Guard pilot to die in the line of duty during the Korean conflict, was shot down during a combat sortie against communist forces Nov. 7, 1951, and his remains have never been recovered. In 1957 the Wisconsin legislature renamed the portion of Camp Williams used by the Wisconsin Air National Guard as Volk Field. Don Volk, 1st Lt. Volk's younger brother and next of kin, and dozens of other relatives attended the ceremony, which included full military honors such as a color guard, rifle squad, and a "missing-man formation" F-16 fly-over. Wisconsin National Guard file photo Formal Memorial Ceremony for Volk Field Namesake 1st Lt. Jerome Volk
More than 61 years after 1st Lt. Jerome Volk's F-80 Shooting Star fighter jet was shot down over the skies of North Korea, the Wisconsin Air National Guard base bearing his name held a formal memorial ceremony July 11 for his family and guests. "He was my stable friend. He meant a lot to me," said Don Volk, 85, Jerome's younger brother and next of
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2012
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Tick season is ongoing and the potential for contracting a disease from them is hitting close to home.  Recently we had a Guard member assigned to Volk Field with a confirmed case of Ehrlichiosis/Anaplasmosis from a tick bite. This bacteria can cause nausea and flu like symptoms a few days after the bite.   There is good information about this
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2012
Airman 1st Class Jill Fredrickson, a medical services apprentice for the Wisconsin Air National Guard's 115th Fighter Wing, and member of the Wisconsin Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and High Explosive Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP) uses colored ribbon to triage casualties during a June 13 training exercise at Volk Field Combat Readiness Training Center. Wisconsin is the 18th state to obtain the CERFP certification. The team, comprised of members of the Wisconsin Air and Army National Guard, provides search and rescue, decontamination and medical support in the event of natural or man-made disasters. 115th Fighter Wing photo by Airman 1st Class Andrea F. Liechti Wisconsin National Guard's CEFRP ready for duty
The Wisconsin National Guard now has a certified resource to call upon in the event of a natural or man-made disaster in the state. About 150 Soldiers and Airmen of Wisconsin's Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear High Explosive (CBRNE) Enhanced Response Force Package, or CERFP, trained June 2-14 at Volk Field Combat Readiness Training Center,
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2012
L-39 Albatross jet of the Hoppers taxis at the start of their performance with the Volk Field Control Tower in the background, June 2, 2012.  Photo by Joe Oliva, Jetpix.com Volk Field opens its doors to the public
Approximately 2,500 people took advantage of the opportunity to see current and vintage military aircraft - parked on the runway as well as demonstrating aerial capabilities - at the biennial open house at the Wisconsin Air National Guard's Volk Field Saturday (June 2). The open house provided the public a first-hand view of what Volk Field Air
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