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  • Training at Volk Field prepares for inspection

    The flight line at the Volk Field Air National Guard Training Center in western Wisconsin was alive with activity June 3 as the first of many aircraft arrived to begin a five-day operational readiness training practice.The practice was the fourth in a series of training events to prepare Air Force reservists for an operational readiness inspection
  • Independence Day message from the Adjutant General of Wisconsin

    Two hundred and thirty four years ago, our founding fathers signed a document that declared the independence of 13 colonies from British rule - an act that gave birth to our great republic. 140 years earlier, colonists banded together to form militias that defended our earliest communities, would form the backbone of our war for independence, and
  • Civil Engineer's experience aids in convoy training

     Just as professional sports teams are made up of a team of highly trained athletes with different skills, the men and women of the civil engineers from Madison, Wis., have many Airmen with deployed experiences who make the team stronger and provide a wealth of knowledge to learn from.The experiences of these veteran Airmen benefited the 115th
  • Volk Field Airmen thanked for service since Sept. 11, 2001

    Since Sept. 11, 2001, more than 150 Airmen from Volk Field's Combat Readiness Training Center and 128th Air Control Squadron have deployed to the Middle East in support of the war on terror. Friends, family and Wisconsin National Guard leaders paid tribute to those Airmen during the Hometown Heroes Celebration May 1."These Airmen have made and
  • Wisconsin's 128th Air Control Squadron welcomes new commander

    For the first time in nearly 15 years, a new commander leads Wisconsin's 128th Air Control Squadron. Lt. Col. Gerry Iverson formally assumed command of the ACS during a change-of-command ceremony at Volk Field Saturday (May 1).Iverson thanked his fellow Airmen and Wisconsin National Guard leaders for the trust and opportunity to lead such a great
  • Wisconsin Guard leader named to federal Homeland Security task force

    Brig. Gen. Don Dunbar, the adjutant general of Wisconsin, is among 35 people to be named to the Department of Homeland Security's newly formed Preparedness Task Force."Enhancing preparedness across our nation requires close collaboration between all levels of government," DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano said Wednesday (March 7) in announcing the new
  • Two Wisconsin Air National Guard units among best in nation

    Air Force officials announced Tuesday that two Wisconsin Air National Guard units would be among top Air Force units to receive the 2009 United States Air Force unit awards.The Madison-based 115th Fighter Wing was one of only 31 units to earn the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award and the Camp Douglas-based Volk Field Combat Readiness Training Center
  • More than 3,000 Wisconsin National Guard Soldiers return from Iraq in January

    The 3,200 Soldiers from the 32nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team and six other Wisconsin Army National Guard units will return to Wisconsin beginning Tuesday. Leading the way will be approximately 115 Soldiers, mostly from the Fort Atkinson-based Troop A, 105th Calvary, followed by the remaining 3,000 Soldiers throughout the month. All are scheduled
  • Holiday message from the Adjutant General of Wisconsin

    As we head into the holiday season, I'm aware that we all have our own special traditions and hope that this year finds you with time to spend with your loved ones in whatever way you celebrate the holidays. Most of us know what it is like to spend the holiday season away from home and we know how special it is to share those moments once again
  • Public Affairs embeds with Security Forces for realistic training

    "Cease fire!"  The firefight ends. Squad leaders gather their members for accountability and make sure all have enough water and ammo for what they may encounter next. Master Sgt. Dan Richardson recognizes the opportunity to record an interview.He brings one of his squad members behind a large rock, integrating in the brevity of the moment both the