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  • 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,
  • 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
  • Volk Field receives second straight Air Force excellence award

    Air Force officials recently announced the Volk Field Combat Readiness Training Center as one of eight units nation-wide to earn the Air Force Organizational Excellence Award (AFOEA).   This is the second consecutive AFOEA for the CRTC and the fourth in unit history. "Having the Volk Field Combat Readiness Training Center announced as a recipient
  • Holiday message from the Adjutant General of Wisconsin

    Merry Christmas, and Happy Holidays. As you would expect in a nation as diverse as ours, the holiday season is many things to many people. Many celebrate Christmas and this is our national holiday, while others look forward to Hanukkah and the festival of lights. For some, the celebration is about Kwanzaa, and for others, the winter solstice. It is
  • Volk Field Hosts Open House

     Low clouds and uncertain weather didn't keep the crowds away as Volk Field opened its doors during its biennial open house and air show, giving the public a chance to see what the Air National Guard is all about. Even with the weather as it was, approximately 3000 visitors showed up to see the show that featured performers from across the
  • Volk Field to host inaugural NATO exercise

    The Wisconsin Air National Guard's Volk Field Combat Readiness Training Center and nearby training facilities will host the first international exercise in the U.S. to train NATO forward air controllers. The exercise, named Ramstein Rover 2010, begins Aug. 21 and concludes Sept. 3. Ramstein Rover 2010 provides an advanced training opportunity for
  • First UAV flight at Volk Field successful

    The Wisconsin National Guard tested the RQ-7 Shadow 200 unmanned aerial vehicle at Volk Field Combat Readiness Training Center for the first time Wednesday (Aug. 11). Many aircraft, ranging from fighter jets to air refuelers and even large civilian airliners, have taken off and landed at Volk Field, but the small unmanned aerial vehicle that lands
  • Volk Field hosts large-scale exercise

    Approximately 1,100 troops from 23 states and three different nations have converged on the Wisconsin Air National Guard's Volk Field Combat Readiness Training Center, as well as Fort McCoy, for the Air and Army National Guard's annual Patriot Exercise July 10-24. The goal of the exercise is for coalition nations and National Guard units to enhance
  • Air Force's top enlisted leader visits Wisconsin Air Guard members

    Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Roy detailed some of his priorities as the Air Force's top enlisted leader during a visit to Wisconsin's Volk Field Air National Guard Base and Combat Readiness Training Center July 13-14. "Priorities for [me] are to make sure our Airmen are ready for a joint and coalition 'fight,' if you will, being a
  • Changing of the guard for the Red Arrow Brigade

    The Wisconsin Army National Guard's 32nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team returned from a successful yearlong deployment to Iraq earlier this year and is now moving forward with new leadership following a change of command ceremony July 10 at Camp Williams. Col. Steven Bensend, Prescott, and Command Sgt. Maj. Edgar Hansen, Manitowoc, formally
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