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The approximately 650 Wisconsin National Guard troops that answered the call to assist Florida in the wake of Hurricane Irma are returning to Wisconsin.
Imagine your daily routine. Waking up and drinking a cup of coffee, driving to work, grumbling about the traffic, working eight or more hours, then returning home to spend time with your family before laying your head on your pillow only to wake up and do it all again.
Aviation enthusiasts visiting the Experimental Aircraft Association’s AirVenture Oshkosh this year may have experienced the Wisconsin National Guard’s increased role in the event.
MILWAUKEE — The 128th Air Refueling Wing welcomed Col. James Locke as their new commander during a July 15 change of command ceremony held at General Mitchell Airfield.
CROW AGENCY, Mont. — Members of the 128th Air Refueling Wing Civil Engineering Squadron, along with members from several other Air and Army National Guard units, worked for two weeks in June to finish the construction of six new homes and the refurbishing of 10 others for U.S. military veterans as part of the Innovative Readiness Training (IRT) program.IRT is a U.S. military volunteer training opportunity that provides training and readiness for military personnel while addressing public service needs. The site manager for the project, Senior Master Sgt. Lonnie Bean, describes the work as “hands-on training for our engineers in all phases of construction.”
VOLK FIELD, Wis. — Gen. Joseph Lengyel, the Chief of the National Guard Bureau and a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was in Wisconsin last week (May 5) to observe Northern Lightning, an annual counterland joint training exercise involving active duty and National Guard units.
CAMP DOUGLAS, Wis. — Volk Field Combat Readiness Training Center will host aircraft and personnel from multiple active duty Air Force, National Guard and Navy units as part of the annual Northern Lightning Counterland training exercise May 1-12.
Four Wisconsin Air National Guard members have been recognized as Wisconsin’s Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2017.
On a cool rainy, overcast day in September, Staff Sgt. Nakoa Akin Moonblood — formerly Staff Sgt. Roby Luckett — finds himself immersed in a vibrant bounty of artwork in the Circle of Art tent at the Indian Summer Festival at the Henry Maier Festival Park on the Milwaukee lakefront. As one of the featured Native American artists, he has more than a dozen paintings on exhibition. While this might make some people nervous, Moonblood is not. He has a quiet confidence that perfectly matches his stoic exterior. He sold every single one of his paintings, which most definitely gives him something to be confident about.
Airmen with the Civil Engineer Squadron of the Wisconsin Air National Guard’s 128th Air Refueling Wing (ARW) assisted in building a fish-cleaning station for Camp American Legion Sept. 17-25.Camp American Legion is located in the lush, northern woods of Lake Tomahawk, Wisconsin. The camp features activities such as swimming, boating, and hiking with a main objective of providing Wisconsin veterans and their families a place to relax, regenerate, rehabilitate, and reintegrate as a family.