128th Air Refueling Wing

128th Air Refueling Wing Welcome to the 128th Air Refueling Wing's official Facebook fan page. We will post the most recent news, videos, photos and blog posts from our Airmen throughout the world. For more information, please visit:http://www.128arw.ang.af.mil/
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The stated mission of the USAF is to "deliver sovereign options for the defense of the United States of America and its global interests — to fly and fight in Air, Space, and Cyberspace." While this is an open forum, it's also a family friendly one, so please keep your comments and wall posts clean. In addition to keeping it family friendly, we ask that you follow our posting guidelines here. If you don't comply, your message will be removed: -We do not allow graphic, obscene, explicit or racial comments or submissions, nor do we allow comments that are abusive, hateful or intended to defame anyone or any organization. -We do not allow solicitations or advertisements. This includes promotion or endorsement of any financial, commercial or non-governmental agency. Similarly, we do not allow attempts to defame or defraud any financial, commercial or non-governmental agency. -We do not allow comments that suggest or encourage illegal activity. -You participate at your own risk, taking personal responsibility for your comments, your username and any information provided. - For Official Use Only, or FOUO, classified, pre-decisional, proprietary or business-sensitive information should never be discussed here. Don’t post personnel lists, rosters, organization charts or directories. - Operational Security (OPSEC). All personnel (including families and friends of service members) have a responsibility to ensure that no information that might put our military members in jeopardy or would be of use to our adversaries is posted to websites that are readily accessible to the public. Not surprisingly, that information includes, among other things, technical information, operation plans, troop movement schedules, current and future locations of military units and ships, descriptions of overseas bases, details of weapons system, or discussions of areas frequented by service members overseas. Other information that's not as obvious but should also not be discussed in an open forum includes daily military activities and operations, equipment status, unit morale, and results of operations. Any of these topics, if released in an open medium, have the ability to provide our adversaries opportunities to harm our military members. Finally, the appearance of external links on this site does not constitute official endorsement on behalf of the U.S. Air Force or Department of Defense. For official information about the U.S. Air Force, please visit our homepage at http://www.af.mil. Or if you'd like information about the Air National Guard visit us at http://www.goang.com. Thank you for your participation and feel free to send us comments or suggestions on what you’d like to see or read about.

Mission: We are a team partner in the Total Force, serving proudly in our global contingency and homeland defense roles and missions, providing our federal and state partners a Ready, Reliable, Relevant, and Respected force; demonstrating our core values: Integrity First, Service Before Self, and Excellence In All We Do. "Air National Guardsmen delivering combat and support capability serving Wisconsin and the United States, Ready Stateside, On Call Worldwide"

Here’s today’s update on where teams of Citizen Soldiers and Airmen from the #WisconsinNationalGuard are conducting #COV...
05/27/2020
27 MAY UPDATE: Wisconsin National Guard surpasses 70,000 specimens collected at mobile testing sites around the state

Here’s today’s update on where teams of Citizen Soldiers and Airmen from the #WisconsinNationalGuard are conducting #COVID19 testing. #AlwaysReady #AlwaysThere

Wisconsin National Guard specimen collection teams collected over 4,100 specimens May 26 and its cumulative total collected for COVID-19 testing topped 72,000 as 25 teams continue to operate across Wisconsin supporting local health departments and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services with COV...

05/27/2020
Wisconsin National Guard

"As we fight this pandemic, the ability for our state to continue to expand COVID-19 testing is paramount, and as the state reopens, the need for National Guard assistance will increase, and we need all hands on deck."
-Maj. Gen. Paul Knapp, Wisconsin's adjutant general

Check out this video for an update on what your #WisconsinNationalGuard has been doing to assist with the state's #COVID19 response.

"As we fight this pandemic, the ability for our state to continue to expand COVID-19 testing is paramount, and as the state reopens, the need for National Guard assistance will increase, and we need all hands on deck."
-Maj. Gen. Paul Knapp, Wisconsin's adjutant general

Check out this video for an update on what your #WisconsinNationalGuard has been doing to assist with the state's #COVID19 response.

Air National Guard
05/26/2020

Air National Guard

UPDATE TO AFI 36-2903: As of May 21, the OCP Phase II transition has been extended to September 1, 2020. Proceed with following OCP Phase I guidance.

For more information, visit: https://bit.ly/3ej8ZqC

Across every branch, from every discipline, career field and skillset, officer and enlisted, every duty status and every...
05/25/2020

Across every branch, from every discipline, career field and skillset, officer and enlisted, every duty status and every rank, the 128th Air Refueling Wing honors the fallen.

This Memorial Day, may we never forget the sacrifices that have been made, so that freedom can reside.

Arlington National Cemetery l The National Guard | Air National Guard l U.S. Army l United States Air Force l U.S. Marine Corps l U.S. Navy l U.S. Coast Guard | U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)

05/20/2020
Wisconsin National Guard

May is #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth. There are several aspects of life which affect our mental health and well-being. Day to day life can be exceptionally heavy as we navigate the #COVID19 pandemic together. In this video, Col. Douglas Hedman, the Wisconsin National Guard state chaplain, discusses spiritual resiliency during these trying times, no matter what your beliefs may be.
#InThisTogether #Resiliency

May is #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth. There are several aspects of life which affect our mental health and well-being. Day to day life can be exceptionally heavy as we navigate the #COVID19 pandemic together. In this video, Col. Douglas Hedman, the #WisconsinNationalGuard state chaplain, discusses spiritual resiliency during these trying times, no matter what your beliefs may be.
#InThisTogether #Resiliency
Wisconsin Chaplain Corps

05/17/2020
Wisconsin National Guard

The KC-135 Stratotanker enhances the Air Force's capability to accomplish its primary mission of global reach by providing aerial refueling. This training mission extended the reach of our appreciation in Wisconsin.
#inittogether #wingsoverwisconsin

DYK ... Tuesday’s flyover in honor of heroes on the frontlines of the battle against #COVID19 featured an aerial refueling mission. Check out this video of a 128th Air Refueling Wing KC-135 refueling a 115th Fighter Wing F-16 before it continued on in the flyover salute across the state.
#AirForceSalutes #AFFlyover #WingsOverWisconsin

Today we pay tribute to our 128th Air Refueling Wing members and all the other guard, reserve, and active duty service m...
05/16/2020

Today we pay tribute to our 128th Air Refueling Wing members and all the other guard, reserve, and active duty service members for their patriotic service & sacrifice to our nation. #ArmedForcesDay #BrewCityTankers #MKE

On behalf of out Health and Wellness Resource Team we want to let our community know about an app that may be helpful in...
05/16/2020

On behalf of out Health and Wellness Resource Team we want to let our community know about an app that may be helpful in navigating our current climate. The free COVID Coach app was developed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for everyone, including Veterans and Service members, to support self-care and overall mental health during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Normally Milwaukee Armed Forces Week is celebrated with dinners, luncheons, and galas. However, the current climate has ...
05/15/2020
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Normally Milwaukee Armed Forces Week is celebrated with dinners, luncheons, and galas. However, the current climate has required the community to adjust fire once again. While most of the events are canceled, the Milwaukee Armed Services Committee has made it a goal to honor some of our local military leaders. Check out their interview with U.S. Air Force Colonel Andrew T Wahl, 128th Operations Group Commander, 128th Air Refueling Wing.

#ArmedForcesWeek #BrewCityTankers

View Recent News For Milwaukee Armed Forces Week.

A message from the 128th Air Refueling Wing Personal Financial Counselor: COVID-19 has driven down interest rates this y...
05/14/2020

A message from the 128th Air Refueling Wing Personal Financial Counselor: COVID-19 has driven down interest rates this year. For many homeowners, potential mortgage refinancing can be a long term money saving strategy. Mortgage rates have dropped by roughly 0.6% since the beginning of the year. When considering refinancing, it’s important to seek a few quotes and know both the refinance rate and all closing costs.
https://www.128arw.ang.af.mil/Home/Health-Wellness-Resource-Team/

Wisconsin National Guard teams continue to collect COVID-19 test specimens across the State. http://dma.wi.gov/DMA/news/...
05/14/2020

Wisconsin National Guard teams continue to collect COVID-19 test specimens across the State. http://dma.wi.gov/DMA/news/2020news/20085

#WisconsinNationalGuard troops have been testing Milwaukee residents today for #COVID19
#AlwaysReady #AlwaysThere

Want to learn how to fly a KC-135? At 1000 today Stratotanker pilots will show you what it takes to fly a KC-135 and acc...
05/13/2020

Want to learn how to fly a KC-135? At 1000 today Stratotanker pilots will show you what it takes to fly a KC-135 and accomplish their air refueling mission.
https://www.facebook.com/MacDillAirForceBase/videos/1402670653245000/?sfnsn=mo&d=n&vh=e

Want to learn to fly?

You take off at 10:00 am this morning in a KC-135. This is your first flight as the Air Crew Commander and you are responsible for getting this amazing aircraft off the ground.

What questions do you have?

List your questions below now, we want them all. It can be as simple as "What is the steering wheel called?" or "Can you explain the Bernoulli Principal?"

This is no time to be shy with your questions, you have a lot of responsibility this morning, and we're all counting on you. Meet you on the ramp at 10:00 a.m.!

From the 128th Air Refueling Wing, 115th Fighter Wing and all of the Wisconsin National Guard, thank you for your suppor...
05/12/2020

From the 128th Air Refueling Wing, 115th Fighter Wing and all of the Wisconsin National Guard, thank you for your support and contribution in this joint coronavirus response effort!
#AmericaStrong #WingsOverWisconsin

05/12/2020
115th Fighter Wing

They are on their way!
https://dma.wi.gov/DMA/news/2020news/20083

Hey Wisconsin! It’s just about time! We’re getting ready to head out here in Madison for the flyover salute to ALL heroes across Wisconsin.

The pilots are getting ready to head out, check out the video below! See you in the sky!!

This flyover will be accomplished as part of a regular training and proficiency mission.

Residents in the areas designated should view the flyover safely from home, while maintaining all social distancing recommendations and guidelines set forth in the “Safer At Home” order.

To everyone on the frontlines -- we see you, we appreciate you, and tonight, we honor YOU!!! Viewers of the event are encouraged to tag @115thFighterWing on Facebook, or use the hashtags: #AirForceSalutes, #AFFlyover for a chance to have your footage featured in a 'thank you' video produced by the 115th Fighter Wing! (Please include shoutouts to your loved ones who have been working countless hours during this pandemic!)

To everyone on the frontlines -- we see you, we appreciate you, and tonight, we honor YOU!!!

Another example of the Wisconsin National Guard's readiness and commitment to assisting local authorities in any way.#in...
05/12/2020
Wisconsin National Guard to support special election

Another example of the Wisconsin National Guard's readiness and commitment to assisting local authorities in any way.
#inthistogether #alwaysready #alwaysthere

MADISON, Wis. – Approximately 250 Wisconsin National Guard Soldiers and Airmen will assist local officials as poll workers for the May 12 special election for the 7th congressional district.The 7th is

Spread the word and look up to the blue skies tomorrow Wisconsin! F16s from the  115th Fighter Wing will flyover for "Wi...
05/11/2020

Spread the word and look up to the blue skies tomorrow Wisconsin! F16s from the 115th Fighter Wing will flyover for "Wings Over Wisconsin" in honor of ALL healthcare and frontline workers in Wisconsin's COVID-19 reponse.

The 128th Air Refueling Wing will provide aerial refueling as part of this regular training and proficiency mission.

Residents should view the flyover safely from home, while maintaining all social distancing recommendations and guidelines set forth in the “Safer At Home” order. They should not travel to hospitals or other public locations to gather in large groups to watch this event.

Viewers of the event are encouraged to tag @115thFighterWing on Facebook, or use the hashtags: #AirForceSalutes, #AFFlyover
For more info:
https://dma.wi.gov/DMA/news/2020news/20074

Despite being celebrated virtually , rescheduled or postponed until 2021 the Milwaukee Armed Forces Week 2020 recognitio...
05/11/2020

Despite being celebrated virtually , rescheduled or postponed until 2021 the Milwaukee Armed Forces Week 2020 recognition prevails. The MAFW 2020 theme is “Forward with Loyalty.” May we all lead with courage and commitment to each other’s health and safety.
#ForwardWithLoyalty #MAFW20

This is Armed Forces Week in #Milwaukee May 11 - 16. Celebrate by honoring someone currently serving in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard. #ForwardWithLoyalty

Happy Mother's Day to our military moms and the mother's to military members. Thank you for your service and support!
05/10/2020

Happy Mother's Day to our military moms and the mother's to military members. Thank you for your service and support!

Happy Mother's Day to the moms who serve and the moms that support us along the way. #MothersDay2020

128 ARW Airmen Activated to Work Mobile Testing Sites
05/08/2020
128 ARW Airmen Activated to Work Mobile Testing Sites

128 ARW Airmen Activated to Work Mobile Testing Sites

Airmen from the 128th Air Refueling Wing, Wisconsin Air National Guard, are being activated to work at mobile testing and specimen collection sites in support of the battle against COVID-19 throughout

From the entire 128th Air Refueling Wing we want to say thank you to our nurses, medics and any Airmen serving at the fr...
05/07/2020

From the entire 128th Air Refueling Wing we want to say thank you to our nurses, medics and any Airmen serving at the frontlines of this world health crisis. Nursing professionals need our support now more than ever. Their skill and commitment during the coronavirus pandemic make a lifesaving difference every day. #NurseAppreciationWeek

05/06/2020
Suicide Prevention During COVID-19

ACE: Ask - Care - Escort

ASK YOUR WINGMAN:
Ask the question directly: Are you thinking of killing yourself?
And, do you have access to a firearm?

CARE FOR YOUR WINGMAN:
Calmly control the situation; do not use force; be safe.
Actively listen to show under­standing and produce relief.
Remove any means that could be used for self-injury.

ESCORT YOUR WINGMAN:
Never leave your buddy alone.
Get them to a professional that will be able to help them.

05/03/2020
America Strong

What is America Strong?

Hear what it means to the Flight Leaders of the Thunderbirds and Blue Angels.

Video by Petty Officer 1st Class Jess Gray

04/30/2020
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To the Airmen and families of the 128th Air Refueling Wing. Our Health and Wellness Resource Team has a message for you.... “We are here for you!"

#BrewCityTankers #InThisTogether #COVID19

Join us! Post a pic in jeans to show your support!Today millions of people across the world will wear jeans with a purpo...
04/29/2020

Join us! Post a pic in jeans to show your support!
Today millions of people across the world will wear jeans with a purpose, support survivors, and educate themselves and others about all forms of sexual violence.

#DenimDay #BrewCityTankers #SAPR

The Health and Wellness Resource Team continues to serve 128 ARW Airmen, families and support members with virtual brief...
04/27/2020

The Health and Wellness Resource Team continues to serve 128 ARW Airmen, families and support members with virtual briefs, counseling and referrals to resources. Please check out this page or the 128 ARW public webpage for ways to reach the team.

Brig Gen Daniel Yenchesky, Chief of Staff of the Wisconsin National Guard and Chief MSgt. Tom Fredrickson, Command Chief...
04/22/2020

Brig Gen Daniel Yenchesky, Chief of Staff of the Wisconsin National Guard and Chief MSgt. Tom Fredrickson, Command Chief of the 128th Air Refueling Wing visit service members during their pre-mission training. Guardsmen are supporting two Department of Health Services-run isolation centers in Madison and Milwaukee as well as one additional isolation center operated by the City of Milwaukee.

April is Month of the Military Child. To recognize the strength and resiliency of our military kids, we are asking all o...
04/20/2020
Month of The Military Child 2020 | Military Benefits

April is Month of the Military Child. To recognize the strength and resiliency of our military kids, we are asking all of our friends and family to participate in "Purple Up! For Military Kids Day" on April 21st.

Please like and follow the Wisconsin National Guard Child and Youth Program for more info on events, activities and benefits for our military youth.

#BrewCityTankers #PurpleUp #MilitaryKidStrong

April is Month of the Military Child; a time to honor the sacrifices made by military families with an emphasis on the experience of dependent children.

04/18/2020
Wisconsin National Guard

#FACTSnotFEAR

Disinformation is everywhere being spread by trolls and people who fall prey to trolls. Make sure to get your information from a reliable source. #COVID19
Stay safe, stay informed, and spread #FACTSnotFEAR

Ready Wisconsin and its partners will participate in a "Virtual" Tornado Drill today. There will be no alerts on NOAA We...
04/16/2020

Ready Wisconsin and its partners will participate in a "Virtual" Tornado Drill today. There will be no alerts on NOAA Weather Radios or on your TV. Instead, spend 15 minutes talking with your family about your plans at home for taking shelter when a tornado warning is issued for your area. You can also discuss how you will receive alerts about approaching severe weather and what you should after the storm has passed.

Find tips on how to make your plan at https://readywisconsin.wi.gov/be-informed/tornado/

Today’s the day! Make plans to participate in Wisconsin’s Virtual Tornado Drill. At 1:45 p.m., Discuss your plan with those in your home and practice going to your shelter. #ReadyWI #wiwx https://dma.wi.gov/DMA/wemnews/2020wemnews/20050

Protecting our people has been a priority since the beginning of the pandemic. Our Aircrew Flight Equipment unit team ha...
04/15/2020
128th Refueling Wing making handmade masks during coronavirus outbreak

Protecting our people has been a priority since the beginning of the pandemic. Our Aircrew Flight Equipment unit team has used their military and civilian skills to produce protective cloth masks to provide for personnel assigned to the 128th Air Refueling Wing

They were able to change gears and make hundreds of masks.

04/15/2020
Wisconsin National Guard

April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. Maj. Gen. Paul Knapp, Wisconsin's Adjutant General, reiterates his dedication to fostering a culture of trust across all levels of the organization, and stresses that every single individual has value and deserves to be treated with dignity and respect.
#SAAPM2020

Maj. Gen. Paul Knapp, Wisconsin's Adjutant General, discusses how the Wisconsin National Guard is observing Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. He reiterates his dedication to fostering a culture of trust across all levels of the organization, and stresses that every single individual has value and deserves to be treated with dignity and respect.
#SAAPM2020

128th Air Refueling Wing recruiters conduct an off-installation enlistment oath ceremony for new troops into the Wiscons...
04/13/2020

128th Air Refueling Wing recruiters conduct an off-installation enlistment oath ceremony for new troops into the Wisconsin Air National Guard. While the United States Air Force has stopped movement for most, ‘mission essential’ new recruits are attending basic military training that has been reformatted to keep service members healthy.

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Blue Sky Traitor, your extinction is beautiful as your chemtrails are full throttle. Love the protests!
Thanks to the pilots and ground crews for the flyover today for the show of support for health care workers.
Mount Pleasant
Our view from the catwalk of MKE tower... nice approach!
Here’s our view from MKE control tower
1988-09-12 German Marines Breguet Atlantic BR1150 (61-13) at Sola AS Norway.
1988-09-12 German Marines Breguet Atlantic BR1150 (61-13) at Sola AS Norway.
1988-09-12 KC-135E 57-1431 from Milwaukee ANG at Sola AS Norway.
1988-09-12 RAF Panavia Tornado at Sola AS Norway
1988-09-12 KC-135E 59-1503 from Milwaukee ANG at Sola AS Norway.
1988-09-12 KC-135E 57-2604 from Milwaukee ANG at Sola AS Norway