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Tail 1470 MemorialTail 1470 Memorial
Tail 1470 Memorial

The names of the six unit members who died in the firey explosion of a KC-135 Stratotanker 20 years ago here are displayed on the Tail 1470 Memorial at the 128th Air Refueling Wing. The 128 ARW held a 20-year remembrance ceremony Dec. 10, 2013 here for the unit members, family, and friends of the six Milwaukeee-area residents who died in the explosion. (Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Jenna V. Hildebrand/Released)
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Posted: 12/10/2013

Six Cedars and Tail 1470 MemorialSix Cedars and Tail 1470 Memorial
Six Cedars and Tail 1470 Memorial

Members of the 128th Air Refueling Wing, Milwaukee, Wisc., lowered the base's American flag here to half-staff Dec. 10, 2013, in remembrance of six unit members who died in a firey explosion of a KC-135 Stratotanker 20 years ago here. On Dec. 10, 1993 a KC-135 Stratotanker, tail number 1470, at the 128 ARW exploded due to a pump that produced a spark igniting fumes in a fuel cell of the aircraft, which killed Milwaukee-area residents, Master Sgt. Roy Starszak, 57; Master Sgt. James Schlicht, 41; Technical Sgt. James Russell, 33; Technical Sgt. Michael Heath, 32; Technical Sgt. Russell Shurr, 35; and Staff Sgt. Patrick Foran, 31. (Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Jenna V. Hildebrand/Released)
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Posted: 12/10/2013

RescueRescue
Rescue

Milwaukee firefighters help bring in U.S. Airmen with the 128th Air Refueling Wing, Wisconsin Air National Guard who were participating in water survival training on Lake Michigan Aug. 8, 2013. The Aircrew Flight Equipment section of the 128 ARW conducted combat and water survival training for aircrew members with help from the Milwaukee Police Department and Milwaukee Fire Department.
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Posted: 8/23/2013

Awaiting rescueAwaiting rescue
Awaiting rescue

A Milwaukee firefighter throws a line out to U.S. Airmen with the 128th Air Refueling Wing, Wisconsin Air National Guard to bring them back to shore after participating in on Lake Michigan Aug. 8, 2013. The Aircrew Flight Equipment section of the 128 ARW conducted combat and water survival training for aircrew members with help from the Milwaukee Police Department and Milwaukee Fire Department.
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Posted: 8/23/2013

City scapeCity scape
City scape

U.S. Airmen with the 128th Air Refueling Wing, Wisconsin Air National Guard participate in water survival training in a 20-man life raft on Lake Michigan Aug. 8, 2013. The Aircrew Flight Equipment section of the 128 ARW conducted combat and water survival training for aircrew members with help from the Milwaukee Police Department and Milwaukee Fire Department.
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Posted: 8/23/2013

Raft trainingRaft training
Raft training

U.S. Airmen with the 128th Air Refueling Wing, Wisconsin Air National Guard participate in water survival training in a 20-man life rafts on Lake Michigan Aug. 8, 2013. The Aircrew Flight Equipment section of the 128 ARW conducted combat and water survival training for aircrew members with help from the Milwaukee Police Department and Milwaukee Fire Department.
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Posted: 8/23/2013

Water survivalWater survival
Water survival

U.S. Airmen with the 128th Air Refueling Wing, Wisconsin Air National Guard swim to a 20-man life raft duirng water survival training on Lake Michigan Aug. 8, 2013. The Aircrew Flight Equipment section of the 128 ARW conducted combat and water survival training for aircrew members with help from the Milwaukee Police Department and Milwaukee Fire Department.
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Posted: 8/23/2013

Pulling in accessory kitPulling in accessory kit
Pulling in accessory kit

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Tyler Rouse with the 128th Air Refueling Wing, Wisconsin Air National pulls in a survival kit during water survival training in a 20-man life raft on Lake Michigan Aug. 8, 2013. The Aircrew Flight Equipment section of the 128 ARW conducted combat and water survival training for aircrew members with help from the Milwaukee Police Department and Milwaukee Fire Department.
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Posted: 8/23/2013

Up the boarding rampUp the boarding ramp
Up the boarding ramp

U.S.Air Force Staff Sgt. Drew Kueffler with the 128th Air Refueling Wing, Wisconsin Air National Guard splashes water on the 20-man life raft before boarding it during water survival training on Lake Michigan Aug. 8, 2013. The Aircrew Flight Equipment section of the 128 ARW conducted combat and water survival training for aircrew members with help from the Milwaukee Police Department and Milwaukee Fire Department.
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Posted: 8/23/2013

All aboardAll aboard
All aboard

U.S. Airmen with the 128th Air Refueling Wing, Wisconsin Air National Guard board a Milwaukee Fire Department boat in order to be dropped off for water survival training in Lake Michigan Aug. 8, 2013. The Aircrew Flight Equipment section of the 128 ARW conducted combat and water survival training for aircrew members with help from the Milwaukee Police Department and Milwaukee Fire Department.
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Posted: 8/23/2013

Survival efforts in urban environmentSurvival efforts in urban environment
Survival efforts in urban environment

A shelter, built at Lakeshore State Park near downtown Milwaukee by U.S. Airmen with the 128th Air Refueling Wing, Wisconsin Air National Guard, looks miniscule compared to the iconic US Bank Building Aug. 8, 2013. The Aircrew Flight Equipment section of the 128 ARW conducted combat and water survival training for aircrew members with help from the Milwaukee Police Department and Milwaukee Fire Department.
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Posted: 8/23/2013

Shelter for survivalShelter for survival
Shelter for survival

U.S.Air Force Major Michael Dirnberger with the 128th Air Refueling Wing, Wisconsin Air National Guard helps build a shelter as a task part of combat survival training at Lake Shore Park in Milwaukee Aug. 8, 2013. The Aircrew Flight Equipment section of the 128 ARW conducted combat and water survival training for aircrew members with help from the Milwaukee Police Department and Milwaukee Fire Department.
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Posted: 4/3/2014

    

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