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  • 128th ARW Trains to Survive and Operate

    The 128th Air Refueling Wing conducted Ability to Survive and Operate training on base during their unit training assembly here Apr. 6, 2013. ATSO training prepares Airmen to secure their installation and continue to do their jobs in the event of nuclear, biological, radiological, or chemical warfare.During the training, unit members donned their
  • 'Thank you for serving, enjoy the game.'

    The sign on the wall backstage at the BMO Harris Bradley Center, home to the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks, was explicit and unambiguous: "No hard soled shoes allowed on the court." Security staff and ushers lining the perimeter of the basketball court kept a close eye on anyone who got too close to the hallowed hardwood. However in this instance an
  • Time now to get smart on sequestration, furlough

    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta notified Congress recently that should sequestration occur, the Department of Defense will initiate furlough for its 800,000-plus civilian employees. Congressional notification is required at least 45 days from a planned furlough, with implementation anticipated for late April, Air Force officials said."The potential
  • 128th Air Refueling Wing hosts Great Lakes Fly-In

    Top military and government agency leaders of the Great Lakes region gathered at the 128th Air Refueling Wing to discuss emergency response plans for neighboring states and Canadian provinces, Friday and Saturday.The representatives of the organizations responsible for consequence management of the Great Lakes region discussed preparedness and
  • 128th Air Refueling Wing hosts 28th annual Flight to the North Pole

    Military and civilian volunteers from around the community participated in the 28th annual Flight to the North Pole for families of children with life-threatening illnesses, at the 128th Air Refueling Wing in Milwaukee, Saturday.Santa's elves and Wisconsin Air National Guard volunteers welcomed 12 families, with children in the care of Children's
  • TANKER TAIL SWAP: Air Guard rotates aircraft

    Four Air National Guard air refueling units recently swapped tanker aircraft as part of an Air National Guard/Air Mobility Command-mandated maintenance plan. The jet rotation had two key goals: to better arrange aircraft maintenance schedules so one base isn't short of jets for a long period of time, and to prevent, by rotation from one geographic
  • Big Night at The Ball Park

    "Not too many people have the chance to do something like that."Leah Rogers, a Staff Sergeant with the 128th Air Refueling Wing in Milwaukee, was referring to her big moment at Miller Park Wednesday, Sept. 12 when she threw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the Brewers' game against the Atlanta Braves."I was very excited," she said.
  • Electronic Payments Required for TRICARE Reserve Select and Retired Reserve Monthly Premiums

    To avoid losing coverage, beneficiaries enrolled in TRICARE Reserve Select (TRS) or TRICARE Retired Reserve (TRR) who pay monthly premiums by check need to switch to an electronic form of payment before Jan. 1, 2013.Beginning Jan. 1, 2013, TRICARE will only accept monthly premium payments using recurring automatic payments by credit or debit card,
  • New DOD Safe Helpline Mobile App Now Available

    The Department of Defense announced its new DoD Safe Helpline Mobile Application. With this new app, service members transitioning to civilian life will have access to critical resources that assists in managing the short and long-term effects of sexual assault. This new app is the latest in a string of technological innovations designed to support
  • READY FOR INSPECTION: Milwaukee Air Guard Unit Welcomes IG Team

    An Air Force Inspector General (IG) Team made up of approximately 45 inspectors arrived at the 128th Air Refueling Wing in Milwaukee Fri., Sept. 7."They want to know: How disciplined? Ready? Compliant? Efficient? Effective and proficient is this unit?," said Lt. Col. Jim Silvasy, 128 ARW Executive Officer.An Air Force Compliance Inspection (CI) is