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  • Lt. Col. Guch assumes command of 128 ARW Operations Group

    U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Michael A. Guch with the 128th Air Refueling Wing, Wisconsin Air National Guard, assumed position as the 128th Operations Group commander during a Change of Command ceremony here August 9, 2015.Guch assumed the position from U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Jeffrey V. Cashman, who served as the commander since January 2014.The 128
  • 128 ARW hosts ESGR Boss-lift

    The 128th Air Refueling Wing hosted an Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve Boss-lift here July 14, 2015.This ESGR Boss-lift allowed the civilian employers of National Guard and Reserve service members an opportunity to observe 128 ARW Airmen perform a KC-135R Stratotanker aerial refueling."Boss-lifts let employers see that National Guard and
  • Construction, culture, camaraderie brings 128 ARW CE Airmen to Scotland

    The smell of pine needles and the North Sea was heavy in the air. Sea birds swooped in circles above while the sun shined down on the grassy field. Metal shovels crunching through wet dirt and the hum of idled machinery echoed throughout the opening. With a swipe of a sweaty eyebrow and a sigh of exhaustion, the Airmen carried on with their
  • A Meritorious Legacy

    The great-grandfather of Senior Airman Melissa Mussa, 128th Air Refueling Wing civil engineering squadron, was honored with the Lance Sijan Award Thursday at Milwaukee Yacht Club for his service during World War II.Since fewer than 60 people have received this honor it is expected that Mussa would be in attendance, however, she was busy earning
  • 128 ARW hosts 35th annual Civic Dinner Dance

    The 128th Air Refueling Wing and Col. Daniel Yenchesky, the wing commander, hosted the 35th annual Civic Dinner Dance, an event of Milwaukee Armed Forces Week, in the aircraft hangar here May 14.Over 400 people attended, including military members from throughout Wisconsin, elected state and local officials, and citizens of the local Milwaukee
  • Rebholz receives Maj. Richard I. Bong Award at ESGR Breakfast with the Boss

    Senior Master Sgt. William J. Rebholz, the chief quality assurance inspector assigned to the maintenance group of the 128th Air Refueling Wing, Wisconsin Air National Guard, received the Richard I. Bong Award at the Breakfast with the Boss event hosted by Wisconsin Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve May 11.Maj. Richard I. Bong, a Wisconsin
  • Tech. Sgt. Patel recognized as Air National Guard chaplain's assistant of the year

    Promoting resiliency and providing support is his job, but sincere interest in his fellow airmen's well-being is his passion. Tech. Sgt. Gautambhai S. Patel is a chaplain's assistant for the Religious Support Team here at the 128th Air Refueling Wing. He has devoted countless hours to enhancing the lives of 128 ARW airmen to ensure they have the
  • 128 ARW propulsion shop maximizes learning capability for MATC students, Airmen

    Students with the aviation technician program at Milwaukee Area Technical College trained with Airmen and assets assigned to the propulsion shop at the 128th Air Refueling Wing, Wisconsin Air National Guard, in order to complete course work needed for their airframe and power plant license Feb. 9-27 here.MATC works with the 128 ARW to send their
  • In the eyes of an Honor Guardsman

    The morning dew made the air dense. A blanket of dreary clouds concealed the sky and countless gravestones rested in the field in parallel rows. Gerald Depotsie stood along the road in his pleated and pressed service uniform, waiting for the arrival of the hearse. The crackle of gravel beneath tires sounded from the distance and the shiny, black
  • 128 ARW first sergeant rises to national recognition

    An ordinary day in his shoes is chaotic, but it is the kind of chaos he loves to be a part of. With meetings and counselings clogging his daily schedule, one may think the job as an Air Force first sergeant would be a daunting duty, but Master Sgt. Michael J. Krausz has excelled at the task.Krausz, the maintenance squadron first sergeant here at