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  • Wisconsin Guard Security Forces Conduct Augmentee Training

    MILWAUKEE - The Wisconsin Air National Guard’s 128th Air Refueling Wing Security Forces Squadron geared up for its annual augmentee training, reinforcing its readiness. After years of program dormancy, Col. Adria Zuccaro, 128th Air Refueling Wing commander, authorized the 128th Security Forces

  • Couple Enlist Together in Wisconsin Air National Guard

    MADISON, Wis. - Husband and wife Steven Krueger and Paola Astudillo enlisted in the Wisconsin Air National Guard 115th Fighter Wing in November, joining a wing that respects and promotes the bonds between Airmen and their families.The couple’s interest in joining the armed forces began at a young

  • Wisconsin Air Guard Unit Masters New Air Control Tactics

    MADISON, Wis. - More than 120 members of the Wisconsin Air National Guard’s 128th Air Control Squadron recently spent two weeks at the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center in lower Michigan, learning how to integrate a more lightweight, scalable and mobile air traffic control management system in

  • 128th Air Refueling Wing Supports Air Defender 2023 Exercise

    NAVAL AIR STATION KEFLAVIK, Iceland – The 128th Air Refueling Wing helped facilitate an air bridge leading to exercise Air Defender 2023, the German-led, live-fly NATO exercise with 235 aircraft from 25 nations and over 10,000 personnel throughout Europe June 12-23.The 128 ARW KC-135 tankers acted

  • Wisconsin Air National Guard Receives F-35s

    MADISON, Wis. - The Wisconsin Air National Guard’s 115th Fighter Wing received its first F-35 Lightning II aircraft April 25, making it only the second Air National Guard unit with the advanced fighter.The fifth-generation fighters flown by pilots Capt. John Lorbiecki, Maj. Jacob Jerzewski, Maj. Joe

  • Wisconsin Air Guard Meeting Deployment Challenges in Guam

    MADISON, Wis. - More than 100 members of the Wisconsin Air National Guard’s 128th Air Refueling Wing have been deployed to Andersen Air Force Base in Guam since December, supporting the 506th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron as part of the U.S. Pacific Command.Maj. Gen. Paul Knapp, Wisconsin’s

  • Wisconsin Air Guard Firefighter Earns National Honors

    MADISON, Wis. - Whether a civilian or military firefighter, ensuring the safety of others isn’t always easy. Luckily, for Master Sgt. Colin Pierce, the assistant fire chief of training with the 115th Fire and Emergency Services flight, the job itself is extremely rewarding.“Being a firefighter is

  • 115th Fighter Wing Celebrates end of F-16 era at Truax Field

    MADISON, Wis. – The 115th Fighter Wing’s last F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft departed Oct. 5, following a sendoff ceremony commemorating 30 years of service at Truax Field.Col. Bart Van Roo, the 115th Fighter Wing commander, was joined by state, local and military leaders who gathered with 115th

  • 128th Air Control Squadron Trains for Near-Peer Competitors

    VOLK FIELD, Wis. – The Wisconsin Air National Guard’s 128th Air Control Squadron trained for two weeks at Volk Field and Hardwood Range to prepare for future missions.From July 11-25, Airmen were in the field conducting training to accelerate readiness, mobility and flexibility in today’s changing

  • Idaho Air National Guard Airmen Begin Agile Rage Exercise

    ALPENA, Mich. – Airmen from the 124th Fighter Wing, Boise, Idaho, and eight A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from the 190th Fighter Squadron arrived at the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center to participate in Agile Rage ’22.The National Guard Bureau-led exercise, held June 6-19, provides realistic