New Commander To Lead 115th Fighter Wing
Col. Jeffery Wiegand of Sun Prairie assumed command of the Madison-based 115th Fighter Wing, which includes more than 1,000 Airmen and a squadron of F-16 Fighting Falcons. He is replacing Brig. Gen. Joseph Brandemuehl of Madison, who retired after more than 33 years of service, eight of which was spent leading the 115th Fighter Wing.
Old DOD Base In Baraboo To Be Divided Up
The Badger Army Ammunition Plant, which produced more than 1 billion pounds of rocket propellant, ball powder and smokeless powder used in World War II, Korea and Vietnam, will be divided up between the DNR and U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center.
Wisconsin Air National Guard’s First Female General Retires
After 32 years of service, Brig. Gen. Margaret Blair, the first woman to serve in the rank of general in the Wisconsin Air National Guard, has retired.
Oshkosh Corporation: Are Spending Cuts On The Horizon?
With a decline in their 2012 defense segment sales, Oshkosh Corp. is preparing for additional outcomes from the potential across the board defense budget cuts.
Garrison Headquarters Conducts Weapons Training
Fort McCoy U.S. Army Garrison Headquarters and Headquarters Company Soldiers conducted weapons training at Fort McCoy, one of many tasks they accomplish to keep their military and technical skills current.
Wisconsin General Retires After Historic National Guard Career
General Craig R. McKinley spent the past 14 years serving in the nation’s capital, but returned home to St. Augustine, Florida to celebrate his nearly 40-year military career with the people he served with the longest.
WI National Guard Welcomes New State Chaplain
The Wisconsin National Guard will welcome Lt. Col. Douglas Fleischfressor of Oconomowoc as a new state chaplain in November. The state chaplain is a traditional, rather than full-time, National Guard position and guides the Wisconsin National Guard’s vision of providing ministry and service to its members and families.
Ron Kind Visits Wisconsin Troops In Afghanistan
U.S. Rep. Ron Kind met with members of the Wisconsin Army National Guard’s 1157th Transportation Company during a recent congressional delegation trip to Afghanistan. Originally to be deployed to Kuwait, the 1157th was re-missioned for a more dangerous convoy escort mission in Afghanistan.
McCoy Receives Dismounted Soldier Training System Simulator
Fort McCoy is one of 28 Army installations receiving new Dismounted Soldier Training System (DSTS) equipment. DSTS includes a fully immersive environment with high-fidelity graphics and technology that enables joint military forces to virtually interact with their physical environment and use combat equipment.
Oshkosh Corporation Announces Planned Layoffs
In a press release, Oshkosh Corp. said reduced U.S. Defense Department spending will require it to reduce its production work force in Oshkosh from about 4,000 to 3,500 mid January.