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  • Wisconsin National Guard supports Operation Allies Welcome

    VOLK FIELD, Wis. – Wisconsin National Guard troops continue to welcome Afghan evacuees and Special Immigrant Visa holders arriving in the United States. Airfield managers, refuelers, and security forces personnel from the Wisconsin National Guard's Volk Field Combat Readiness Training Center have been working round-the-clock to receive several
  • National Guard supports vulnerable Afghans at military bases

    ARLINGTON, Va. – National Guard Airmen and Soldiers from around the nation are helping support Afghan personnel who are temporarily housed at Department of Defense installations as part of Operation Allies Refuge.The Defense Department, through U.S. Northern Command and at the State Department's request, agreed to provide transportation and
  • Wisconsin National Guard conducts CERF-P training exercise

    VOLK FIELD, Wis. – Soldiers and Airmen of the Wisconsin Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear Enhanced Response Force Package (CERF-P) conducted a collective training exercise for their biannual external evaluation at Volk Field Aug. 16-18.The CERF-P, a group of Army and Air National Guard units, validated its readiness to perform all its key
  • Test milestones reached at Northern Lightning

    F-16s from the 85th Test and Evaluation Squadron and Operational Flight Program Combined Test Force returned to Eglin AFB August 20, 2021, after completing a successful capstone exercise in Wisconsin. The two squadrons worked hand-in-hand during Northern Lightning 2021 where the team introduced the latest F-16 software in a Large Force Exercise, and accomplished multiple test objectives including the integration of Lockheed Martin’s Legion Pod equipped with Infrared Search and Tracking System technology.
  • NAVCENT MAST Detachments Participate in Patriot 21 Exercise

    Reserve Sailors attached to Navy Central Command Mobile Ashore Support Team (NAVCENT MAST) Detachments A and B from Austin, Texas, and Albuquerque, New Mexico, participated in the Patriot 21 exercise at Volk Field Combat Readiness Training Center on Camp Douglas, June 8-19. Patriot 21 is an annual exercise where Air and Army National Guard, state and civilian organizations train and prepare for natural disasters. This is the first year the exercise incorporated a unit from the Navy, and NAVCENT MAST’s mission was to ensure the integrity and reliability of command communication networks.  
  • FEELING THE BURN: 152nd CES Firefighters train at Volk Field Air National Guard Base

    152nd Civil Engineer Squadron (CES) fire protection specialists participated in multiple firefighting training exercises at Volk Field Air National Guard Base June 7-9, 2021.
  • 123rd CRG completes successful U.S. TRANSCOM training mission with U.S. Army

    More than 100 Airmen from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Contingency Response Group joined approximately 50 Soldiers the U.S. Army’s 690th Rapid Port Opening Element to participate in Operation Lone Oak, a U.S. Transportation Command Turbo Distribution exercise held June 7-12, 2021.
  • Northern Thaw exercise concludes at Volk Field

    VOLK FIELD, Wis. – Volk Field Combat Readiness Training Center, known for lighting up the skies with the annual Northern Lightning exercise, hosted multiple units from around the country for the two-week Northern Thaw exercise ended April 2. The total force exercise provided tailored, cost-effective, tactical level high-end combat training. Ten
  • One Huey—Two Intersecting Lives

    During the Vietnam War, over 7,000 of the Bell UH-1 Iroquois, nicknamed the "Huey," participated in various actions and roles, earning the title of "workhorse" and becoming an iconic symbol of the conflict. Equally as memorable and vital to our collective understanding of this era in American history, were the stories of sacrifice, courage, and heroism formed by the communal experiences of men and women that flew and flew-in these indispensable birds of the sky. Inspired by this history are the parallel stories of one of these Hueys, its pilot, and the dedicated Airman preserving its legacy.
  • Annual Northern Lightning exercise returns to Volk Field

    CAMP DOUGLAS, Wis. — Volk Field Combat Readiness Training Center is hosting approximately 50 aircraft and nearly 1,000 members of the National Guard, Air Force, Army, and Navy as part of the annual Northern Lightning Counterland training exercise. Units from California, Idaho, Minnesota, New York, Vermont, Virginia, and Wisconsin will all