Northern Lightning 2016

Northern Lightning 2016


Our commitment

At Volk Field, protecting the environment is one of our highest priorities and will be a major factor in decision making. Volk Field is dedicated to continual improvement of our processes to prevent and reduce waste generation. Volk Field will maintain compliance with federal, state, and local environmental laws and regulations, Executive Orders and U.S. Air Force Instructions; and support AFPD 90-8, the ESOH Policy for the Air Force.
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Points of Interest

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Camp Douglas  Chicago, IL  (229 miles)
New Lisbon (10 miles)  Minneapolis, MN (185 miles)
Tomah (17 miles)  Milwaukee (157 miles) 
Mauston (18 miles) Green Bay (146 miles)
Sparta (33 miles) Eau Claire (94 miles) 
Wisconsin Dells (36 miles) Madison (89 miles) 
LaCrosse (60 miles)

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Happy Independence Day! "242 years ago, the Declaration of Independence established a new republic, inscribing a foundation of unalienable rights: life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."
Exciting to see the Civil Air Patrol- Wisconsin Wing training hard at Volk Field! #wiwgencampment
Great job to the airmen of the airmen of the 128 Air Control Squadron; Hwy 12 between New Lisbon and Camp Douglas never looked better!
Congratulations to Chief Teddy Ostrowski on your highly successful 34 year career. Volk Field ANGB will miss you!!!
Thank you to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development for visiting Volk Field! DWD Economists received a brief on the economic impact of both Fort McCoy and Volk Field ANGB.
A proud moment in our history:
Good luck to all of the participants in the 2018 Air National Guard Ammo Rodeo hosted at Volk Field! The ANG Ammo Rodeo is an annual two week bomb building competition for ANG Ammo troops held at Volk Field Combat Readiness Training Center, Camp Douglas, Wis. The event concept was organically developed by Volk Field munitions personnel and fully support by National Guard Bureau. It brings together a total of 48 munitions troops from around the country; 3 cadre and 45 participants. This year's participants came from 20 Air National Guard units. During the first week of the event, participants learn several different disciplines of ammo in a classroom type setting. In the second week, teams of 15 compete against each other and are graded based on accuracy, duration and reliability of constructing munitions.
This week at Volk Field Air National Guard Base we recently provided support for a United States Air Force Special Air Mission. The USAF Special Air Mission provides air transportation for the President of the United States, Vice President of the United States, First Lady of the United States, Presidential Cabinet, U.S. Congressional delegations, and other high-ranking American and foreign dignitaries. Flying worldwide, Special Air Mission (SAM) aircraft represent the highest level of Distinguished Visitor travel and must meet stringent physical security, schedule and protocol requirements. Because these aircraft are the official transportation for leaders of the United States Government, they are a highly visible symbol of the United States of America. National pride dictates these aircraft portray the highest American standards. To continually host the SAM aircraft reflect the highest levels of confidence the United States Government have in the personnel of Volk Field ANGB. From left to right; SSgt Kimberly Mianecki, Brennan Nolting, TSgt Michael Lyons, MSgt Tiffany Hammer, MSgt Rebecca Bauman, Col David May, CMSgt Angela Kaberle and MSgt Brian Gruber.
Congratulations to Staff Sergeant Maurice Heckman 'Brutus' a Weapons Director assigned to the 128th Air Control Squadron on graduating the Advanced Weapons Director School (AWDS). The top 5% of Weapons Directors in the Air Force are selected to attend the six month school which advances and hones in their skills.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY VOLK FIELD!!! 28 years ago today (June 15, 1990), Volk Field was activated by National Guard Bureau as a Combat Readiness Training Center
Our deepest condolences to the family, friends, and co-workers of Officer Charles Irvine Jr., Milwaukee Police Department....
Check out this article on Lt Gen Rice's visit to Wisconsin.... Pictured is Volk Field's own MSgt Watters
What an honor to have Director of the ANG Lieutenant General Rice, and ANG Command Chief Master Sergeant Anderson visit Volk Field!
It was an honor this week to host the 2018 ESGR "Boss Lift." Thank to all the employers of Wisconsin National Guardsmen!
Northern Lightning is officially underway! Here is a picture of the USN E-2C Hawkeye that is participating this week. The E-2C is the USN's primary carrier-based early warning and command and control aircraft.
Check out this photo from 1972 of the F-102A "Delta Dagger." The F-102A was the USAF's first supersonic all-weather interceptor; the aircraft was stationed at the 115 FW (Madison, WI) from 1966-1974 and trained at Volk Field.
A #USAF #F16 receives fuel from a #KC135 w/the 28th Expeditionary Aerial Refueling Squadron in support of Operation… https://t.co/9ufagbwXmp
To enhance their ability to adapt, train and integrate, Wisconsin @AirNatlGuard #Airmen conducted aerial refueling… https://t.co/nzCMePgXU7
BREAKING: The #AirForce announces bases to support #B21 Raider mission. @Team_Tinker @EdwardsAFBhttps://t.co/j92e7uKAro
14-year-old Fallon Emery, a cancer warrior, was recognized for her fighting spirit as #AirmanForADay.… https://t.co/cVaKy4anEb
#ICYMI: #AirForce Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen W. Wilson recognized Cadet 2nd Class Kyle Haak as Cadet of the Y… https://t.co/djHw2rBNFL
RT @GenDaveGoldfein: Thanks, COLAF & @USEmbassyBogota, for the warm welcome. Colombia is one of our most capable & reliable partners in Lat…
RT @SecAFOfficial: We want small innovative companies to work with the @usairforce and we’re willing to change the way we do business for i…
#ICYMI: Luxembourgers and Americans gathered at #Luxembourg #American Cemetery and Memorial in Luxembourg, Nov. 11,… https://t.co/sUOvKZ6WWE
Members of the @AFResearchLab participated in the Big Brothers Big Sisters, Science, Technology, Engineering, Art a… https://t.co/n5eFygccZc
His legacy shall live on! Retired CMSgt Alvin Benner was honored @TeamBarksdale for serving over 50 years of combi… https://t.co/KO5C4uWdUJ
RT @theCaGuard: Two of the California Army National Guard's new M-model UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters head from SoCal to NorCal, Nov. 10, to…
When it comes to diagnostic imaging, doctors seek out radiology and these @341MissileWing #Airmen detect medical is… https://t.co/QUEutqdNGV
A #VietnamWar vet & #PurpleHeart recipient, discussed with @RAFMildenhall #Airmen how tragedy on the battlefield of… https://t.co/Y0uMVhAKrW
RT @andclev: .@SecAFOfficial says the @usairforce is going to have a pitch day on March 6-7, aiming to attract small, innovative businesses…
With the help of #Airmen all across the #AirForce, @TeamTyndall's munitions flight have assessed their munitions fa… https://t.co/R46vj2thnD
.@NASA Researchers came to the @AFResearchLab with a simple question. How does an electrical arc behave in a vacuum… https://t.co/GwJzzRgy8X
The Logistics Career Broadening Program, it's a little known program for company grade logistics officers that pack… https://t.co/LinlGkV6Ps
.@USArmy commends two #JTACs for their exceptional support in a no-notice joint mission. @BagramAirfieldhttps://t.co/awesogZyIR

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* * For Weather Alert & Warning purposes Volk Field and Hardwood range are located in Juneau County, and Fort McCoy/Tomah is located in Monroe County. * *

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