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  • Know Your Military: 2nd Lt. Melissa Childs

    2nd Lt. Melissa Childs carries herself with a quiet confidence, and what appears to be an endless reserve for patience. This seems to be a requirement for her very demanding position as the executive officer for the wing headquarters office. A position normally reserved for field grade officers, Childs was selected for the position after serving as an Equal Opportunity officer for less than a year. In a month that celebrates our Nation’s African American history, it is fitting that our first “Know Your Military” series subject is one of our finest junior officers and the first black female officer to serve at the 128th Air Refueling Wing in over a decade. The following is a transcription of an interview with Childs on Feb. 27, 2018.
  • What it Means to be a 128 ARW Wingman

    Along with the Air Force core values- "Integrity First, Service before Self, and Excellence in All We Do"- being a good wingman is a key characteristic of any Airman. From the start of Basic Military Training, Airmen are taught to look out for one another as comrades and equals, wherever and whenever.
  • Won't be home for Christmas

    Like the song says, 'there's no place like home for the holidays" but for many service members this is not an option. Many of them will be deployed and away from home. They won't pick out a tree and decorate it with their children, they won't come together with their friends and families for a celebration dinner and they won't be opening presents underneath the tree.
  • When duty calls: 128 ARW Airmen honored at deployment send-off ceremony

    The 128th Air Refueling Wing honored deploying Airmen during a send-off ceremony held at General Mitchell Airfield in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Dec. 2, 2017.
  • Fast-response exercise fine-tunes Airmen’s capabilities

    The 128th Air Refueling Wing, Wisconsin Air National Guard, conducted a generation exercise at General Mitchel Airfield November 4-5, 2017.
  • Command Chief Bacik passes on legacy

    Command Chief Master Sgt. Connie Bacik relinquished her position as the 128th Air Refueling Wing command chief master sergeant during a change of authority ceremony here Oct. 14, 2017.
  • 128 ARW Recognized for Exceptional Performance

    The 128th Air Refueling Wing was honored by two military associations for their outstanding service this past year.
  • Active shooter exercise tests 128 ARW

    Service members and staff of the 128th Air Refueling Squadron conducted an active shooter exercise during their regular scheduled drill weekend at Milwaukee, Wisc., Aug. 12, 2017.
  • Training With A Purpose

    Members of the 128th Air Refueling Wing Civil Engineering Squadron, Milwaukee, 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 ten others for veterans of the US military as part of the Innovative Readiness Training program.  IRT
  • Connecting to the Past, Creating a New Legacy

    On a cool rainy, overcast day in September, 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