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  • Airborne Ambulance: Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron Integrates with 128 ARW

    Sunday had started like any other drill day for the U.S. Airmen of the 128th Air Refueling Wing. They reported for duty, listened to briefings, and continued their mission. However, one aircrew consisting of a pilot, co-pilot, boom operator and three crew chiefs, would undertake a different mission. For the next eight days, the 128 ARW would
  • 128 ARW selected as Air National Guard Winner of 2014 Verne Orr Award

    The National Guard Bureau announced the 128th Air Refueling Wing, Wisconsin Air National Guard, as the Air National Guard winner of the 2014 Verne Orr Award Jan. 13, 2014.The Air Force Association established this award in honor of former Secretary of the Air Force Verne Orr to recognize mission-oriented unit accomplishments and achievements that
  • No more redundant inspections: AF implements new inspection system

    The Air Force recently implemented a new inspection system, aimed at giving more power to wing commanders.With the signing of Program Action Directive 13-01, Air Force inspection system Implementation Tiger Team transitions from the planning phase to the execution phase. The program, which was beta tested by United States Air Forces in Europe-Air
  • Metzgar relinquishes command of 128th Air Refueling Wing

    The 128th Air Refueling Wing, a Wisconsin Air National Guard unit based at Milwaukee's General Mitchell Airport held a Change of Command Ceremony here today.Col. Edward Metzgar relinquished command of the wing to Col. Daniel Yenchesky, who served as the vice commander of the 128 ARW.Both colonels' families were in attendance, as well as
  • Equal abilities demonstrated at 128 SFS annual training

    "Fire!" commands an instructor over the loudspeaker, as he overlooks a firing range full of security forces members.A long row of M4 rifles are pointed at targets down range. Individual shots fired turn into a continuous, thunderous rumble and dust begins to rise from behind the long line of targets.One security forces member takes a breath, holds
  • 128th ARW Hosts Media Engagement Event

    The 128th Air Refueling Wing, Wisconsin Air National Guard, hosted a media engagement event for members of the local media to experience the Boeing KC-135R flight simulator, to observe the maintenance phase, and to talk to subject matter experts of the operation of the KC-135R here June 28, 2013.Representatives from the Milwaukee area TV news
  • Faith in Captivity: Vietnam War POW inspires 128th ARW Airmen

    With his hands bound in manacles, an imprisoned Air Force pilot watched from his bamboo holding cell as North Vietnamese soldiers moved a wounded American prisoner into the cell across from his. The pilot was shocked at the man's appearance; his fingers were raw and his body was emaciated. His whole body was covered in wounds; he had been pushing
  • Thanks USA Scholarship Program

    ThanksUSA has established a scholarship program to assist dependents and spouses of U.S. military service personnel, including spouses and children of the Fallen and Wounded, who plan to continue their education in college, vocational or technical school programs. Scholarships are offered to dependent children for full-time study at a United States