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115th Fighter Wing: Mission


The federal mission is to deliver dominant combat air power and provide agile support for domestic operations.

115th fighter wings in the air
  • Expertise in Explosive Ordnance Disposal; Counter Drug Operations; Aerospace Control Alert commitment; Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense (CBRNE) Enhanced Response; and Debris Clearance Package.
  • Recent deployments to Iraq, Poland, Japan, and South Korea
  • Regional first responders for military ordnance disposal, trained and equipped to detect and neutralize explosive devices
  • Dedicated F-16 pilots and aircraft available for immediate response 24/7
  • Provides capability to counter aerospace threats
  • Ready to respond to potential threats inside or outside U.S. airspace
  • Provide explosive threat security to VIPs throughout the U.S.
  • RC-26 aircraft relays real-time visual data of natural and man-made disasters
  • Provides medical, fatality recovery, and communications support
  • Available 24/7 for FEMA and military deployment

The state mission is to protect life and property and preserve peace, order, and public safety

  • Security Forces trained to counter threats outside military installations
  • Provides critical emergency assistance to civil authorities
  • Supports natural disasters, counter drug and border security operations
  • Deployed airmen provided critical communication, public affairs, and food service operations support in response to Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria
  • Primary fire and rescue for Dane County Regional Airport
  • First responder assistance to surrounding communities
  • Contributes $13 million in facilities, equipment, and manpower to local economy
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