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COMSTOCK, Wis. — More than 100 Soldiers and Airmen from the Wisconsin Army and Air National Guard remain on duty in Polk, Barron, and Langlade Counties assisting civil authorities in the aftermath of intense storms that cut a swath of destruction across northern Wisconsin July 20-21.
MILWAUKEE — Before the unit that became 126th Air Refueling Squadron and eventually Milwaukee’s 128th Air Refueling Wing was part of the Wisconsin Air National Guard, it supported the June 6, 1944 D-Day beach landings at Normandy, France.
Two of the Wisconsin Air National Guard’s Outstanding Airmen of the Year are in contention to be named the Air National Guard Outstanding Airman in their category.
The Milwaukee-based 128th Air Refueling Wing and the Madison, Wisconsin-based 115th Fighter Wing each boast two recipients of the Wisconsin Air National Guard’s Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2018.
From happy homecomings to tearful goodbyes, honors, accolades and major training exercises, and from responses to extreme weather, new leaders, and honoring the past, 2018 marked a year to remember in the long and storied lineage of the Wisconsin National Guard.
VOLK FIELD COMBAT READINESS TRAINING CENTER, Wis. — A small Air National Guard base in the rural heart of Wisconsin is fast becoming a popular training area for fighter units across the services.
MILWAUKEE — National Guard units such as the 128th Air Refueling Wing often tout their hometown status, but when Airmen are away on deployment the unit’s sense of community becomes more like that of a family.
The Wisconsin National Guard supports our nation’s federal mission overseas as well as domestic emergencies in Wisconsin and — as seen in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael and Hurricane Florence — across the nation.
MADISON, Wis. — Current and former Wisconsin National Guard members were recognized for their outstanding contributions to the organization during an honors induction ceremony Sept. 9 at Joint Force Headquarters.
OSHKOSH, Wis. — More than 30 citizen Soldiers and Airmen with the Wisconsin National Guard participated in EAA AirVenture here July 23-29, to help protect and maintain Department of Defense assets that were on display at the air show.