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  • Strong Bonds grow in WI ANG: Facilitators, attendees from 128 ARW help develop program

    On their weekend off, Airmen with the 128th Air Refueling Wing, the 115th Fighter Wing, and Volk Field Wisconsin Air National Guard bases brought their spouses to downtown Milwaukee.  The Airmen and their spouses gathered at an off-site retreat to conduct important training.  Their mission: spend quality time with each other, enjoy the city, and
  • "Twelve Days of Christmas" begin for 128th Community Council

    U.S. Airmen with the 128th Air Refueling Wing and the 128th Community Council members gathered for lunch at the Wisconsin Club, Milwaukee, Dec. 12, 2014 before the quarterly 128th Community Council general membership meeting.The mission of the 128th Community Council is to communicate the positive value of the wing to the community, state, and
  • Airmen deliver gifts to VA patients

    Holiday cheer flowed throughout the multi-purpose room at the hospital as military and civilian volunteers assembled gift bags to hand out to patients.   These patients were special to the military volunteers; they shared common interests, common pasts, and one common commitment.   They were veterans of the armed forces.U.S. Airmen with the 128th
  • Volunteers take children to the North Pole to visit Santa Claus

    Elves lined the hallway as families arrived to pick up their Santa Liner boarding passes.  Christmas music played in the background and tinsel and lights draped the ceilings.  As the children rounded the corner to the small air terminal, smiles beamed across their faces.  Mrs. Claus was waiting for them.  These children were about to take a ride of
  • 128 ARW first female chief retires

     A retirement ceremony was held in honor of Chief Master Sgt. Patti Winter-Schmidt here at the 128th Air Refueling Wing Dec. 7, 2014.Winter-Schmidt served in the United States military for 38 years with the majority of those years served here at the 128 ARW. During those years, Winter-Schmidt worked in several areas of the Maintenance Group
  • Holiday spirit reaches 128 ARW

     The 128th Air Refueling Wing hosted the annual holiday party for wing members and their families in an aircraft hangar here Dec. 6, 2014.The 128 ARW holiday party is a wing tradition that is a time for fellow airmen and their families to gather and celebrate the holiday season together. Volunteers worked hard to transform the aircraft hangar into
  • Brew City Tankers handle Badger Militia

    The 128th Air Refueling Wing, Milwaukee, and the 115th Fighter Wing, Madison, are two of three Air National Guard units in Wisconsin.  The KC-135R Stratotankers with the 128 ARW often fly training missions that involve aerial refueling with the Madison-based F-16 Fighting Falcons.  The Milwaukee and Madison air guard units come together to work on
  • Serving comes full circle: 128 CES trains, renovates to support veteran program

    More than 30 U.S. Airmen with the civil engineering squadron of the 128th Air Refueling Wing, Wisconsin Air National Guard, completed hands-on annual training while gutting and renovating a cabin that belongs to Camp American Legion in Lake Tomahawk, Wis. Sept. 13-27.Camp American Legion, owned and operated by the American Legion of Wisconsin, is a
  • 128 ARW Airmen receive AFA awards

    U.S. Airmen with the 128th Air Refueling Wing, Wisconsin Air National Guard, were presented awards from the Air Force Association at the 2014 Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition in Washington Sept. 18.Maj. Jason Park, Capt. Rory Cattelan, both pilots with the 128 ARW, and Staff Sgt. Tyson Krug, a boom operator with the 128 ARW, were
  • Air Force revamps AEF

    The Air Force will deploy Agile Combat Support Airmen under its redesigned air expeditionary force construct October 1. The primary purpose of the redesign was to look at ways to deploy more ACS Airmen with their units and standardize dwell times across the Air Force as much as possible to present a consistent Air Force capacity to the