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Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief of the National Guard Bureau, speaks with Maj. Gen. Paul Knapp, Wisconsin’s adjutant general, and U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin during Northern Lightning, a large-scale, full-spectrum counterland training exercise at Volk Field Combat Training Readiness Center Aug. 10. The goal of Northern Lightning is to provide tailored, cost-effective and realistic combat training for the Department of Defense total force. Wisconsin National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Amber Peck
Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief of the National Guard Bureau, and U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin were among dignitaries to see the […]
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VOLK FIELD, Wis. — Gen. Daniel Hokanson, the chief of the National Guard Bureau and a member of the Joint Chiefs […]
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CAMP DOUGLAS, Wis. — Volk Field Combat Readiness Training Center is hosting approximately 60 aircraft and nearly 1,000 personnel from […]
CAMP DOUGLAS, Wis. — The skies over central Wisconsin will be a little emptier as exercise Northern Lightning hosted by Volk Field wrapped up August 21.
Volk Field Combat Readiness Training Center in Camp Douglas, Wisconsin, is scheduled to host aircraft and personnel from multiple Air National Guard and active duty units as part of the annual Northern Lightning combat training exercise June 8-19.The two-week long event will provide participating Airmen with valuable training in large-force aircraft employment against a near-peer adversary, incorporating the first use of contract aggressor aircraft in a National Guard Bureau exercise.According to Lt. Col. Christopher Hansen, CRTC director of operations, Volk Field is uniquely suited to support training exercises such as Northern Lightning.