Wisconsin National Guard Commander Commends 128 ARW

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  • By Staff Sgt. Nathan T. Wallin
  • 128th Air Refueling Wing
Brig. Gen. Donald P. Dunbar, Adjutant General for the State of Wisconsin, spoke to the Airmen of the 128th Air Refueling Wing, Milwaukee's Air Guard Unit, Sunday morning of their December Unit Training Assembly.

"It's like coming home; it's great to see everyone" Dunbar said about the Milwaukee Air Guard wing. "A piece of my heart is with this unit." Dunbar, the commander of Wisconsin's National Guard, previously served as Wing Commander at the 128th.
Dunbar, accompanied by Brig. Gen. John E. McCoy, Deputy Adjutant General for the State of Wisconsin - Air, and Col. Ted E. Metzgar, Commander of the 128th Air Refueling Wing, shook hands with numerous Air Guardsmen and made a few brief remarks before taking questions from the Wing.
During the question and answer session with Milwaukee's Airmen, Dunbar addressed questions about the status of the Director of the National Guard in Washington, the overall defense budget and, in closing, thanked the men and women of the 128 ARW for their performance during a recent successful inspection.

"The inspection results demonstrate that the 128th can simultaneously meet its deployment and training requirements," he said. "I'm very proud of the inspection results."

Gen. Dunbar also expressed his pride and appreciation toward the 128 ARW.

 "Hats off to Colonel Metzgar, his command staff and the Airmen of the 128th," Dunbar said.