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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.
MADISON, Wis. — The last of more than 250 members of the Air National Guard’s 115th Fighter Wing and 378th Fighter Squadron active associate departed Truax Field for Southwest Asia July 21.
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.
MADISON, Wis. — Nearly 20 Soldiers and two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters returned to Wisconsin Nov. 16 and 18 after a deployment to the U.S. Virgin Islands to assist in the aftermath of hurricanes that ravaged the U.S. territory this fall.Four Airmen from the Wisconsin Air National Guard’s 128th Refueling Wing also returned to the Badger State in recent days following deployments to Puerto Rico where they assisted with airfield management.
MADISON, Wis. — Approximately 270 Airmen from the Madison-based 115th Fighter Wing returned to Truax Field Nov. 8 after a three-month deployment to Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea.
At Florida's request, the Wisconsin National Guard will limit its response to Hurricane Irma to the approximately 650 Wisconsin troops that already arrived in Florida, Wisconsin officials learned Sept. 12. Those en route to Florida will return to Wisconsin, while those waiting to depart will remain in Wisconsin.
Approximately 200 Airmen and 12 F-16 Fighting Falcons from the Madison, Wisconsin-based 176th Fighter Squadron, of the Wisconsin Air National Guard’s 115th Fighter Wing, are set to deploy to Kunsan Air Base, Korea for a four-month rotation. The aircraft and personnel are scheduled to arrive at Kunsan this month.
KADENA AIR BASE, Japan —Wisconsin National Guard senior leaders visited deployed members of the 115th Fighter Wing March 4 to learn how they are helping complete the mission here.During their visit, Chief Master Sgt. Gregory Cullen, Wisconsin Air National Guard command chief, and Brig. Gen. Gary Ebben, Wisconsin National Guard deputy adjutant general for Air, spoke with several squadrons about how the Wisconsin Air National Guard fits into Kadena's mission of providing unmatched combat power, a forward power projection platform and for the common defense of Japan.
MADISON, Wis. — More than 250 Airmen from the Wisconsin Air National Guard's 115th Fighter Wing returned home April 19 from their deployment to Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan."Welcome home and thank you for your service," Col. Jeffrey Wiegand, 115th Fighter Wing commander, told the returning Airmen in Hangar 406 on base. "It is great to have you back. As I said when you left, it's an honor to be on this stage looking at this group of impressive Airmen, families and friends supporting our Airmen, and the community serving and supporting our Airmen."Several key leaders on stage, including Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, addressed the Airmen during their welcome home ceremony.
The Wisconsin Air National Guard's 115th Fighter Wing is pulling double-duty for the next several weeks.The Madison, Wisconsin-based unit continues to conduct its homeland defense mission, a round-the-clock responsibility. But as of Monday, 12 F-16 Fighting Falcon jets took off for Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan to support a Pacific Command Theater Security Package training mission.