128th Air Refueling Wing

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The Sexual Assault Response and Prevention team launched its 2021 Sexual Assault Awareness Month campaign, but their mis...
04/13/2021
128th ARW OBSERVES SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH 2021

The Sexual Assault Response and Prevention team launched its 2021 Sexual Assault Awareness Month campaign, but their mission goes on 24/7 every day of the year.

#SAPR #sexualassaultpreventionmonth

The Sexual Assault Response and Prevention team is launching 2021’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month campaign at the 128th Air Refueling Wing, Wisconsin Air National Guard.

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04/07/2021

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#sexualassaultawareness #sapr

03/24/2021
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To the pioneers of aviation before and the trailblazers today, this #WomensHistoryMonth we salute the women in uniform who help create a more capable, dynamic force.

We are so proud to be partners in this project to bring more renewable energy to our great city.#BrewCityTankers #MKE #s...
03/16/2021

We are so proud to be partners in this project to bring more renewable energy to our great city.

#BrewCityTankers #MKE #solarenergy

Milwaukee shows off the new 'Solar Field' installed on nearly nine acres of a closed city-owned landfill near Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport.

The project, which was announce this time last year, was built through a cooperative between the city, We Energies and the 128th Refueling Wing of the Wisconsin Air National Guard.

More info here:
https://www.cbs58.com/news/certainly-is-a-win-milwaukee-unveils-largest-solar-energy-project-in-city-s-history

https://biztimes.com/milwaukee-unveils-largest-solar-array-in-city-on-landfill-near-airport/?fbclid=IwAR32MKWEJT69K9BFkJwlFeVUxQAZvIpYQoEBuO1g-soFB-u7_Im-1VJ6TLk

Today is International Women’s Day, a moment to celebrate the contributions and achievements of women around the world f...
03/08/2021
Women's History Month: 128th Air Refueling Wing's commander embodies empowerment

Today is International Women’s Day, a moment to celebrate the contributions and achievements of women around the world from our past and present. We'll start by sharing this feature about our current and first female wing commander, Col. Adria Zuccaro.

Aim High!

#internationalwomensday #WomensHistoryMonth #womanempowerment #brewcitytankers #mke

MILWAUKEE – Behind the desk in the 128th Air Refueling Wing commander’s office sits a woman for the first time in the unit’s history. Her dark brown hair cut to a bob brushes the top of her flight suit collar. She is a seasoned pilot and strong leader, busy at work during drill weekend. Never ...

We had another busy drill weekend here at the 128 ARW. Have a look at a few photos highlighting some of the best moments...
03/07/2021

We had another busy drill weekend here at the 128 ARW. Have a look at a few photos highlighting some of the best moments.

#brewcitytankers #Airmen #MKE

Global conflict is evolving, and to succeed the U.S. armed forces need the expertise and viewpoints of all members of so...
03/07/2021

Global conflict is evolving, and to succeed the U.S. armed forces need the expertise and viewpoints of all members of society. Discover the challenges and successes women face in navigating cross-cultural exchanges.

Women’s Air & Space Power Symposium agenda:
(All times are in EST.)

𝗗𝗮𝘆 𝟭: 𝗠𝗼𝗻𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝗠𝗮𝗿. 𝟴
9 a.m. Symposium Launch & How to Make Change In a Bureaucracy
10:30 a.m. Keynote: General John W. “Jay” Raymond, Chief of Space Operations
11:30 a.m. Leading Airmen & Guardians Boldly
12:30 p.m. We Stand on the Shoulders of Giants
1 p.m. Military Sexual Trauma: Changing the Narrative
2 p.m. Keynote: General Charles Q. Brown, Jr., Chief of Staff of the Air Force
3 p.m. Servicewomen’s Health

𝗗𝗮𝘆 𝟮: 𝗧𝘂𝗲𝘀𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝗠𝗮𝗿. 𝟵
9 a.m. Keynote: CMSAF JoAnne S. Bass, Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force
10 a.m. Maintaining a Competitive Edge through Diversity & Inclusion
11 a.m. Keynote: CMSSF Roger A. Towberman, Chief Master Sergeant of the Space Force
12 p.m. Beyond Bystanders: How Men Can Be Allies
1 p.m. Infertility & Perinatal Loss: Resources & Support
2 p.m. Single Service Members and Diverse Family Dynamics
3 p.m. Open Forum*: What Do You Want Commanders to Know

𝗗𝗮𝘆 𝟯: 𝗪𝗲𝗱𝗻𝗲𝘀𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝗠𝗮𝗿. 𝟭𝟬
9 a.m. Keynote: Lieutenant General Mary F. O’Brien
10 a.m. The Behavioral Health of Servicewomen
11 a.m. Childcare, 24/7 Operations, & COVID Impacts on Women in the Workplace
12 p.m. Retaining Women: Why It Matters
1 p.m. Schulte Assembly: Cadet Perspective
2 p.m. Intersectionality: Understanding Identity & Leveraging Strengths
3 p.m. Open Forum*: What Do You Want Commanders to Know

𝗗𝗮𝘆 𝟰: 𝗧𝗵𝘂𝗿𝘀𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝗠𝗮𝗿. 𝟭𝟭
9 a.m. Less Talking About Diversity & Inclusion & More Doing
10 a.m. Women, Peace, and Security
11 a.m. Organic Mentoring
12 p.m. Discovering Resilience
1 p.m. Representation Matters
2 p.m. Symposium Close & Keynote: General Jacqueline D. Van Ovost
3 p.m. Open Forum*: What Do You Want Commanders to Know

* This session is not recorded or streamed via Facebook Live, and is accessible only vi the ZoomGov link until the capacity of 1,000 participants is reached.

𝗣𝗹𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝗴𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗺𝗼𝘀𝘁 𝘂𝗽-𝘁𝗼-𝗱𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗶𝗻𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻!

𝗙𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗼𝘄 𝘂𝘀 𝗼𝗻 𝗙𝗮𝗰𝗲𝗯𝗼𝗼𝗸 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘂𝗽𝗱𝗮𝘁𝗲𝘀, 𝗹𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗺𝗲𝗱 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗻𝘁, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗿𝗲𝗴𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗸: 𝗵𝘁𝘁𝗽𝘀://𝘄𝘄𝘄.𝗳𝗮𝗰𝗲𝗯𝗼𝗼𝗸.𝗰𝗼𝗺/𝗪𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘀𝗔𝗶𝗿𝗔𝗻𝗱𝗦𝗽𝗮𝗰𝗲𝗣𝗼𝘄𝗲𝗿𝗦𝘆𝗺𝗽𝗼𝘀𝗶𝘂𝗺

Register HERE: https://einvitations.afit.edu/inv/anim.cfm?i=586981&k=076944007356

Symposium Attendance Policy: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1R45a-Hbfv8MNnzxEQYJnzYS5V0Nrf1WU/view?usp=sharing

#WomensAirandSpacePowerSymposium
#WomensAirandSpacePowerSymposium2021
#AirForce #SpaceForce

During Women’s History Month, we honor the women who have changed our Nation and the world, and we reaffirm our commitme...
03/02/2021

During Women’s History Month, we honor the women who have changed our Nation and the world, and we reaffirm our commitment to supporting the next generation of female trailblazers and dreamers as they carry forward this distinguished legacy.

#WomensHistoryMonth

Our hearts go out the family and friends of Staff Sgt. Re*****on K. Viney. May she Rest In Peace.#115thstrong
02/20/2021

Our hearts go out the family and friends of Staff Sgt. Re*****on K. Viney. May she Rest In Peace.
#115thstrong

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the death of Staff Sgt. Re*****on K. Viney, a valued member of the 115th Fighter Wing.

Staff Sgt. Viney was killed in an aircraft crash in Janesville, Wisconsin on Tuesday February 16th at approximately 9:18 am.

Staff Sgt. Viney a Kimberly, Wisconsin resident began her military journey with the Wisconsin Air National Guard in December of 2013. She enlisted as a crew chief assigned to the 115th Fighter Wing and in 2018 she transitioned to command and control operations working full-time in the command post.

Staff Sgt. Viney was a decorated veteran who deployed overseas on several occasions. In 2015, she deployed to Kadena AB, Japan, in 2017 to Kunsan AB, Korea, and finally stateside to Nellis Air Force Base in 2018 in support of the annual Red Flag exercise.

Staff Sgt. Viney earned the Air Force Achievement Medal, the Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Korean Defense Service Medal and the Air Force Longevity Medal along with a few other unit awards.

It was no secret that Staff Sgt. Viney had a passion for flying. She earned her private pilot license and worked as a flight instructor. Staff Sgt. Viney strove to progress and exceed in her life and her career. She earned her baccalaureate degree in business administration and management marketing along with her associate degree in aircraft maintenance technology in 2017.

Staff Sgt. Viney was a model American Airman loved by many and will be greatly missed.

To see Staff Sgt. Viney's obituary follow the link below:

www.cressfuneralservice.com/obituary/Re*****on-Viney?__FB_PRIVATE_TRACKING__=%7B%22loggedout_browser_id%22%3A%226474fc0ae347512b747c9d7070ee6b7a56a1363b%22%7D&fbclid=IwAR3e6JJKJ_Z11oQA4zcngMKtcSkOKcF0qNPDWAlUmZ-i09wKRvxMx6AMxfs

*Official photo taken prior to promotion to Staff Sgt.

On Tuesday night President Joe Biden made his first official trip as president to participate in a town hall meeting in ...
02/17/2021

On Tuesday night President Joe Biden made his first official trip as president to participate in a town hall meeting in Milwaukee. The 128th Air Refueling Wing was here to facilitate a safe and secure reception of Air Force One.

#POTUS #AirForceOne #BrewCityTankers

The 128th Air Refueling Wing has begun the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine in coordination with the U.S. Department...
02/11/2021

The 128th Air Refueling Wing has begun the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine in coordination with the U.S. Department of Defense's Operation Warp Speed. At the moment it is voluntary, but DoD personnel are highly encouraged to take the vaccine to protect their health, their families, their community, and lower the public health risks associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

#InThisTogether | #BrewCityTankers | Wisconsin National Guard | Air National Guard

Every year the 128th Air Refueling Wing selects the top Airmen in the categories of company grade officer, first sergean...
02/07/2021

Every year the 128th Air Refueling Wing selects the top Airmen in the categories of company grade officer, first sergeant, senior non-commissioned officer, non-commissioned officer and airman. These Airmen represent the 128 ARW at the Wisconsin state boards and compete against Airmen from the 115th Fighter Wing and Volk Field. If selected as the top Airmen in the state they will go on to compete against Airmen from around the country at a national level.

Let's wish them luck!!!

#BrewCityTankers #AirmenOfTheYear

128th Air Refueling Wing Members Support Presidential Inauguration
02/04/2021
128th Air Refueling Wing Members Support Presidential Inauguration

128th Air Refueling Wing Members Support Presidential Inauguration

In the days leading up to the 59th presidential inauguration more than 125 Wisconsin Airmen from the 128th Air Refueling Wing, 115th Fighter Wing and Volk Field Combat Readiness Training Center led by Col. Timothy Guy, 128th Logistics Readiness Squadron commander, mobilized to Washington D.C. to ass...

F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 148th Fighter Wing in Duluth, Minn. perform a refueling mission with a KC-135 Stratotanke...
02/01/2021

F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 148th Fighter Wing in Duluth, Minn. perform a refueling mission with a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 128th Air Refueling Wing in Milwaukee, Wisc. on October 30, 2018.

African American/Black History Month is observed throughout the month of February. Join us this month in celebration of ...
02/01/2021
African American History Month - 2021 Features - The National Guard

African American/Black History Month is observed throughout the month of February. Join us this month in celebration of the numerous contributions African Americans have made through their service in the armed forces and to our nation.

#blackhistorymonth #brewcitytankers #mke

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U.S. Air Force Academy
01/23/2021

U.S. Air Force Academy

On this day in 1968, 1st Lt Lance Sijan, class of '65, passed due to injuries while in captivity in North Vietnam.

After ejecting from his disabled F-4C aircraft on Nov. 9, 1967, Sijan was reported missing during a night bombing mission. Despite serious injuries, he would evade capture for six weeks.

Sijan was held at the infamous Hanoi Hilton prisoner of war camp. His fellow POWs would later report that he was an example and inspiration to all who knew him.

He promoted to Captain while missing. In May of 1976, he became the first graduate awarded the Medal of Honor.

Today, Capt. Sijan's dedication and sacrifice remain an inspiration to thousands of Academy cadets.

#YourAcademy

128 ARW CHAPLAIN CORPS AIDS IN BATTLE AGAINST COVID-19
01/20/2021
128 ARW CHAPLAIN CORPS AIDS IN BATTLE AGAINST COVID-19

128 ARW CHAPLAIN CORPS AIDS IN BATTLE AGAINST COVID-19

Four chaplain personnel from the 128th Air Refueling Wing, Wisconsin Air National Guard, joined the fight against COVID-19 in summer of 2020 and continue on into 2021.

Each year, on the third Monday in January, the Department of Defense (DoD) joins the nation in honoring the life and leg...
01/18/2021

Each year, on the third Monday in January, the Department of Defense (DoD) joins the nation in honoring the life and legacy of Dr. King by making the holiday a day of community service—“A Day On, Not A Day Off.”

What are you doing to serve your neighborhoods by volunteering your time to make a positive difference in your communities?

01/13/2021

2020 tested us in all facets of life.

The elite Airmen of the 128th Air Refueling Wing responded by executing their mission on all fronts, continuing to find innovative solutions to complex problems, and caring for each other and their community.

Forward into 2021!

The 128th Air Refueling Wing maintenance group had a significant change of command ceremony this weekend. Not only did t...
01/10/2021

The 128th Air Refueling Wing maintenance group had a significant change of command ceremony this weekend. Not only did the group command change hands, but the maintenance squadron, aircraft maintenance squadron, and maintenance operations flight all had a change of command. We wish them well commanding the most elite maintenance group in the Air National Guard.

#BrewCityTankers #KC135maintenance #eliteAirmen

The challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic impact all of us. During these unprecedented times, it’s critical that o...
01/05/2021
Warrior Resilience & Fitness (WRF) Division - J-1 - The National Guard

The challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic impact all of us. During these unprecedented times, it’s critical that our fellow Service members and their families have 24/7 access to credible resources to not only protect our physical health, but our mental health as well. The National Guard Bureau (NGB) partnered with Psych Hub—the world’s largest online platform for digital mental health education—to make their COVID-19 Mental Health Resource Hub available free of charge. Please view this three minute video providing the Guard community with an overview of this comprehensive digital library. It features more than 600 articles, videos, and other resources to support mental health and reduce stigma during and beyond the pandemic. www.nationalguard.mil/wrf

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Happy New Year from the 128th Air Refueling Wing!(U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Cameron Lewis)
01/01/2021

Happy New Year from the 128th Air Refueling Wing!

(U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Cameron Lewis)

From the desk of the 128th Wing Commander.
12/25/2020

From the desk of the 128th Wing Commander.

128th Air Refueling Wing's cover photo
12/25/2020

128th Air Refueling Wing's cover photo

128th Air Refueling Wing Unveils New Main Gate
12/22/2020
128th Air Refueling Wing Unveils New Main Gate

128th Air Refueling Wing Unveils New Main Gate

The 128th Air Refueling Wing, Wisconsin Air National Guard, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new front gate complex at their location at General Mitchell Airfield, Milwaukee, Dec. 10.

The 128th Air Refueling Wing hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate the completion of the military installation...
12/14/2020

The 128th Air Refueling Wing hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate the completion of the military installation’s new main gate, Thursday, Dec. 10.

The construction of the new main gate was a result of many years of collaboration between the 128 ARW, Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport, the City of Cudahy, the 128th Community Council and local contractors including Mead & Hunt and J&B Builders, Inc.

#MKE #brewcitytankers

115th Fighter Wing
12/12/2020

115th Fighter Wing

Today the 115th Fighter Wing identified Capt. Durwood “Hawk” Jones, 37, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, as the pilot who lost his life in an F-16 crash in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula Dec. 8.

Capt. Jones joined the Air National Guard in 2011 and graduated from F-16 basic qualification training in 2015. He is a decorated combat veteran, deploying as a part of a United States Pacific Command Theater Support Package to Japan in 2015 and to Korea in 2017. He deployed again in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel to Afghanistan in 2019.

Capt. Jones has been awarded two Air Medal’s with combat “C” devices, which are awarded to individuals who have been personally exposed to hostile action or under significant risk of hostile action.

#115fwstrong #115thfighterwing #wiang

115th Fighter Wing
12/11/2020

115th Fighter Wing

The Wisconsin Air National Guard’s 115th Fighter Wing announced today the death of an F-16 pilot who crashed in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula Dec. 8. Per Department of Defense policy, the 115th Fighter Wing will not release the pilot’s identity until 24 hours after notifying the service member’s next of kin.

“We are deeply saddened by this tragic loss; our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time,” 115th Fighter Wing commander Col. Bart Van Roo said. “Today is a day for mourning, the 115th Fighter Wing and the entire Wisconsin National Guard stands with the pilot’s family as we grieve the loss of a great Airman, and patriot.”

“We are an extremely close knit group at the fighter wing, the loss of one of our own brings immeasurable sadness to every member of our organization,” he said.

The crash occurred within Michigan’s Hiawatha National Forest during a training mission Tuesday night. A multi-state, interagency search for the pilot and aircraft immediately followed the crash. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

The 115th Fighter Wing is appreciative of the community support provided to its members and will release additional details as they become available.

#115fwstrong

128th Air Refueling Wing
12/11/2020

128th Air Refueling Wing

Wisconsin National Guard
12/09/2020

Wisconsin National Guard

An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the Wisconsin Air National Guard's 115th Fighter Wing at Truax Field Air National Guard Base in Madison crashed in Michigan's Upper Peninsula at approximately 8 p.m. Tuesday, December 8, 2020.

At the time of the incident, the aircraft was on a routine training mission with one pilot on board.

Emergency responders are on scene. The cause of the crash, as well as the status of the pilot, are unknown at this time, and the incident is under investigation.

The 115th Fighter Wing will provide an update via the 115th Fighter Wing website and social media pages as soon as additional details are available.
#WisconsinNationalGuard

115th Fighter Wing
12/08/2020

115th Fighter Wing

Brig. Gen. Chuck Yeager, 1923 - 2020

An Air Force legend, World War II ace and known as "the fastest man alive", Brig. Gen Yeager is a legacy that will not be forgotten.

May he rest in peace.

#115thfighterwing #wiang

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I am wondering if anyone here would have some photographs of 128th members in team shots or any pictures of the unit from the Korean War era when they were transferred to Bangor Maine. Preparing a historical bio of my Uncle Joe Reesman, from Racine, that served during that time. [email protected] or 414 331-4757. Thank You
Found this video on my hard drive. You may have seen it before, but, it's worth another watch.
Retired USAF would love to volunteer and help when ever.
Merry Christmas to everyone in the 128th! Thank you for your service.
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