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  • Security forces four-wheel their way through training

      Training on a Guard drill weekend incorporates many different things for the Airmen of the 115th Fighter Wing. For the members of the 115th Security Forces Squadron, that training includes an opportunity to "rip it up" in the dirt for a couple hours on the back of an all-terrain-vehicle at Volk Field Combat Readiness Training Center's A.T.V.
  • Security Forces engage enemy

    Nearly 100 highly trained enemy troops from the People's Liberation Forces attempted to infiltrate Volk Field Combat Readiness Training Center to disrupt base military operations. Security Forces were the last line of defense."You have no support. Besides standard protocol, the rules of engagement are like Xbox. Kill them all," said Master Sgt.
  • WisDOT warns that upcoming winter storm could make travel hazardous

    With the weather forecast calling for treacherous driving conditions, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) urges all motorists to prepare for rapidly changing road conditions and to use extreme caution while driving."During severe winter storms, conditions can deteriorate rapidly," says Dennis Hughes of the WisDOT Bureau of
  • Chief, National Guard Bureau Thanksgiving and Military Family Appreciation Week message

    It is fitting that this year we are celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday during Military Family Appreciation Week. As Chief of the National Guard Bureau, I am deeply grateful to our National Guard members and their families for all the hard work accomplished amidst the challenges of military service during time of war. You and your families are
  • Veterans Day message from the Adjutant General of Wisconsin

    As our communities and nation begin planning the many holidays during this time of year, I believe one of the most important days we can commemorate is Veterans Day and the sacrifices our men and women have made to earn the prestigious name "veteran." Our veterans are men and women, sons and daughters, mothers and fathers, black and white. We need
  • Getting Arrested - F-16 Tests Runway Cable System

    An explanation of what a BAK-12 is might as well be written in Greek for many people, but when explained using a comparison from the movie "Top Gun", it might be translated more clearly. The year was 1986. Lt. Pete "Maverick" Mitchell circled the USS Enterprise as he prepared to land the aircraft. On the flight deck was a cable, tightly strung
  • Communications, a huge win at Patriot 09

    The 254th Combat Communications Group took the lead in providing vital communications and computer services for Patriot, a major national joint military exercise conducted during the month of July at several locations throughout the United States.According to 1st Lt. Terese Barta, Public Affairs Officer, WI ANG, Patriot is the largest joint
  • 133rd Builds Leadership and Bonds

    One-hundred nine Fort Dodge-based Airmen of the 133rd Test Squadron (Iowa Air National Guard) traveled to Volk Field, Wisconsin to build stronger bonds, develop leadership in their younger members and perform their jobs under deployed conditions.The 133rd TS is the smallest of the three Iowa-based Air National Guard units and specializes in testing
  • Remote Ground Radar Keeps AOR Personnel Safe

     Danger is ever present in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. In Southwest Asia, there is a squadron dedicated to keeping Airmen safe by providing a complete snapshot of the battlespace.The more than 100 personnel from the 71st Expeditionary Air Control Squadron keep U.S. and coalition forces safe from hostile aircraft using the
  • 114FW Annual training takes place in Volk Field

     The Security Forces Squadron sent 47 members to Volk Field, Wis. for Annual Training January 3-17. SFS was joined by Ready Augmentee Commander Capt. Kevin Miller who participated alongside the members of Security in all scenarios. In addition, eight members of the Services flight and one motivated Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Harrison Lippert also made the