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  • Moving people and material, the Air Force way

    Have you ever wondered who is responsible for loading an aircraft? Do you know who to talk with for a space available flight? The answer to both of those questions is the Small Air Terminal, located on the first floor of building 500 at General Mitchell Air Field here. The SAT handles all cargo and passenger missions on base, said Master Sgt. Jim
  • An Essay on Iraq: What it meant to be deployed

    My time deployed to Iraq with the 557 Expeditionary RED HORSE Squadron held a special significance for me. I had the fortune to work with many good men and women, I was consistently part of something larger than myself, and, most importantly, my actions and duties created the capacity to save lives, capture insurgents and remove IED threats. Before
  • JAG superintendent receives 2 high-level assignments

    Senior Master Sgt. Jo-Ann Decker, Superintendent for the Judge Advocate General's (JAG) office at the 128 Air Refueling Wing here, recently accepted a national-level position as the Senior Paralegal for JAG's Legal Information Systems. One day after Decker assumed her Senior Paralegal duties, she was asked to fill a position as the Air National
  • New Commander, Same Mission

    Col. Edward E. 'Ted' Metzgar was formally recognized as the commander of the 128th Air Refueling Wing on March 7, 2009, during a change of command ceremony held at General Mitchell Air Field. Metzgar was preceded by Col. Murry Mitten, who moved to Joint Force Headquarters in Madison as the Chief of Staff for Air on Feb. 9, 2009. Metzgar
  • 128th ARW Boom Operator goes above and beyond the call of duty

    He heard a young voice scream from inside the smoke-filled room. Acting quickly, he pulled his mask on and called out for the trapped person. There was no response. His mind made up, he moved into the bed room. Debris cluttered the floor, and smoke effectively made him blind. Using touch alone, he made his way forward. He held his breath. A whimper
  • Remembering Those Who Made The Ultimate Sacrifice

    Members of the 128th Air Refueling Wing gathered at General Mitchell Air Guard Station on the morning of Dec. 10, 2008, in remembrance of the six Guardsmen who lost their lives here 15 years ago. The memorial service included speeches from Col. Murry Mitten and Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Phillip Boeve. An Honor Guard detail was also present and offered
  • 128ARW Security Forces in Afghanistan

    Thirty two members of the 128th Air Refueling Wing's Security Forces Squadron deployed to Afghanistan in July from here. The deployment constituted the single largest deployment 128th SFS has seen in recent years, said a security forces representative. Many of the deployed SFS personnel volunteered to go to Afghanistan, some of whom were deploying
  • New Inspector General and IG Office Location at the 128th

    You may have noticed a new face hanging around the Headquarters IG office lately. This smiling face belongs to LtCol Cynthia Pelegrin who assumed the duties of our Inspector General this past October. LtCol Pelegrin has held various flying positions as a KC-135 Instructor Navigator, followed by a 3 year tour in the Illinois ANG before arriving at
  • Civil Engineering in Cuba

    Last year was full of opportunities for the 128th Civil Engineering Squadron. Dual deployments meant double rise and shine for the unit. In both operations they received high praise for the excellent work ethic and dedication to the respective projects. Rise and shine, with great pride they indeed did with their mission accomplishments.Operation
  • Boots On the Ground

    Thirty two members of the 128th Air Refueling Wing's Security Forces Squadron departed for Afghanistan in early July. This is the squadron's third deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Once in-country, they will be assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron.The deploying personnel constitute the single largest