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  • Virtual Training For Real-World Missions

    A $1.5 million virtual training environment housed in a hangar at the Volk Field Combat Readiness Training Center here offers security forces personnel and other Airmen realistic fire team convoy training.Much like an IMAX, a 280-degree screen brings to life real-world scenarios designed to put a four-person fire team made up of a driver, gunner,
  • Active duty, Guard and Reserve teams join at Volk Field for training, preparation efforts

     In preparation for the wing's Operational Readiness Inspection, Airmen from the 375th Airlift Wing, Minnesota Air National Guard's 133rd AW and the 94th Aerial Port Squadron from Robins AFB, Ga. participated in a weeklong training exercise May 11-17. The training culminated in a two-day wartime simulation at Volk Field, Wisc. The first Airmen, or
  • Air National Guard Bands Build "bonds of friendship through music"

    Collectively they are armed with everything from bass guitars and drum sticks to keyboards and microphones. They are Airmen ... better yet, they are rock-band Airmen. Their mission is to inspire, motivate and raise morale through music. They play the same popular rock, pop and country music heard on the radio today. Now, they are not only capable
  • The End of an Era

    No, I'm not referring to Brett Favre retiring. I'm talking about some of the equipment used in the Volk Field Radar Approach Control (RAPCON). Since the RAPCON opened their fixed facility in February of 1999, they have been controlling the skies using the GPN-20/TPX-42 RADAR system. The system was taken out of DEPOT after being decommissioned when
  • Volk Field CRTC Airfield Ops Named Tops For 2007

    The Air Traffic Control and Airfield Management sections of Volk Field CRTC have been named the 2007 Air National Guard Operations Complex of the Year."I'm very proud of both our Air Traffic Control and Airfield Management sections,"said Lt. Col Brendan Smith, Volk Field CRTC Director of Operations. The complex has nineteen people assigned to the
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