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             Our mission is to promote positive support for the 128th Air Refueling Wing and the

            Wisconsin Air National Guard by providing accurate, relevant and timely information

                 to our members, their families, and to our local community, state and nation.

Media Relations

Media Relations is one of the primary means for achieving the Public Affairs core competencies of Airman morale and readiness, public trust and support and global influence and deterrence.

Public Affairs works with the news media to provide interviews, coordinate visits and to respond to queries. We seek every opportunity to tell the 128th Air Refueling Wing story by reaching the public through local, regional and national news media organizations.

Hometown News Release

Help tell the good news that takes place in the Wisconsin Air National Guard. The Hometown News Release Program allows for individual service members to inform their communities of their personal military accomplishments. Each year over 500,000 individual news releases are distributed to the 14,000 newspapers, television and radio stations with this service. Through the Hometown News Release Form below, events such as promotions, awards, or any significant reassignments are all good examples to be used with this free service.
 
Filling out the form is very basic and easy. Once completed the form is submitted to Air Force News and then submitted to your local media outlets. If there are any questions about this program or form please contact the 128th Public Affairs Office at: 414-944-8715.

Hometown News Release Form

Request Guest Speaker

The Wisconsin Air National Guard can provide speakers for Veteran's Day, Armed Forces Day and Memorial Day public observances, and can also provide speakers for many other appropriate public events. National Guard personnel can speak on a wide variety of topics including: Military Support to Civil Authorities; Military Aviation; Leadership; Education Opportunities; Family Readiness and Support; Military Law; Military History; Military Medicine, Public Relations; and Journalism.
 
To request a speaker from the National Guard, event organizers should submit a completed DD Form 2536 (Request for Armed Forces Participation in Public Events) NLT 30 days prior to the event to:

Wisconsin National Guard Public Affairs Office
P. O. Box 8111 Madison WI 53708-8111
Fax (608) 242-3051
nationalguard.wi.pao@ng.army.mil

Humanitarian Donations

Humanitarian Donations: Following natural and man-made disasters, State PAOs are oftentimes queried about providing transportation for humanitarian aid donations to overseas locations. Please note that humanitarian aid donations should be processed in accordance with instructions contained in the Denton Program. Information concerning the Denton Program can be found on the USAID Web site at: http://www.usaid.gov/

Additional information about donating humanitarian aid can be found at the Center for International Disaster Information
Web site:http://www.cidi.org/incident/haiti-10a/.

Tour Request

The 128th Air Refueling Wing is dedicated to providing educational opportunities to the public on our role in our nation's defense. Guided informational tours of our aircraft, base facilities and functions are available. Please contact the 128ARW Community Manager to discuss details at 414-944-8539.

Public Events

The 128th Air Refueling Wing supports the participation of our Airmen in Public Events. This participation should further the understanding of the unit's mission and the community as a whole.
 
  • Participation must be in a noninterference basis Minimize interference with normal training or operations.
  • Facilities. Use of government facilities at the governments expense for non DOD-civilians is prohibited.
  • Providing handouts, speeches and other forms of promotion of the group's objectives is prohibited.
Submit all requests for participation in a public event to the 128th Air Refueling Wing's Public Affairs Office using DD Form 2536.

Public Affairs Officer: 2nd Lt. Jenna Lenski
Public Affairs Office
Contact: 414-944-8715 or 128HQ/Public Affairs

Flyover & Static Display

Flyover and Static Display Requests 
All flyover and static aircraft requests will be processed through the U.S. Air Force Aerial Events Office. Please do not contact any specific unit directly for aircraft support. 

As a general rule, flyover requests are supported for Patriotic Holidays or for Open House and Air Shows only. If a request does not satisfy one of these requirements, justification must show a significant contribution toward military appreciation. 

All flyover requests, DD Form 2535, must be filled out online at www.airshows.pa.hq.af.mil no later than 30 days prior to the event. Once applications are received, requestors will receive an e-mail with further instructions. Requesters will be required to get many signatures, complete the application and fax the application back to Aerial Events. Once the complete application is received, it will be reviewed and routed for higher approval. 

Once a determination is made, requesters will receive an e-mail at the address provided on the application. 

If your unit or event has received an approval from the U.S. Air Force Aerial Events Office and you are interested in receiving aircraft support from the or 128th Air Refueling Wing or 115th Fighter Wing,  please contact: 

Kelly Bradley - Community Relations Coordinator 
Wisconsin Joint Force Headquarters 
Phone: 608-242-3055 
E-mail: kelly.j.bradley@us.army.mil 

Ms. Bradley will coordinate with the applicable unit to determine if an aircraft is available to support the flyover or static display request. Once coordination with the unit is complete, Ms. Bradley will notify the requester of the final determination. 

If the 128th Air Refueling Wing or 115th Fighter Wing are unable to support an event, requesters are encouraged to contact other Air National Guard, Air Reserve or Air Force Bases within their region.