Col. Todd Nehls of the Wisconsin Army National Guard had just completed a year-long tour of duty for the National Guard Bureau, to be the Wisconsin National Guard’s subject matter expert on terrorism, shortly before the Sept. 11 terror attacks.
Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of articles commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Gulf War and the Wisconsin National Guard’s service in it. The first article published Jan. 14, 2020 and is available at: http://dma.wi.gov/DMA/news/2021news/21010
MILWAUKEE — A recently renovated firehouse at the Wisconsin Air National Guard’s 128th Air Refueling Wing is enhancing training and helping ensure readiness for emergencies at the base, airport, and in surrounding areas.
By this date in 1990, nearly 220 Wisconsin Army National Guard members had deployed to Saudi Arabia in support of Operation Desert Shield, while as many as 70 Airmen from the Wisconsin Air National Guard’s 128th Air Refueling Wing had been refueling aircraft at home and overseas on a volunteer, rotational basis since early August.
Fifteen years after one of the worst natural disasters to befall the United States, the tremendous National Guard response effort following Hurricane Katrina in 2005 still speaks to the Guard’s enduring value and capabilities.
Airmen from Madison, Pardeeville and Portage, Wisconsin and St. Paul, Minnesota have been recognized as the Wisconsin Air National Guard’s Outstanding Airmen of the Year — and one has received national recognition.
MADISON, Wis. — Maj. Gen. Paul E. Knapp, Wisconsin’s adjutant general, relieved Col. James V. Locke of his duties as commander of the 128th Air Refueling Wing today, due to lost confidence in his ability to command.
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